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  1. Just finished the interview and it really was as everyone had been eluding to...wasn't as stressful as I thought it would be and the members from the mentorship committees are very helpful from the current class that is in didactic. You should definitely take advantage of the time asking them questions as they bring your stress levels down considerably. I really enjoyed the virtual format and the ease of the blackboard collaborate. To everyone who has interviewed and to those that still have to interview tomorrow and Saturday congratulations on this accomplishment and best of luck. I hope that
    13 points
  2. Excited to meet a lot of you this weekend! Please make sure to take time to reflect on why you want to be a PA and truly allow your character and passion shine through in your interviews. It took a lot of hard work for ALL of you to get to this point so you each should be proud of yourselves for this accomplishment. We all are truly grateful to be apart the EVMS family and are excited to help you! Congrats
    13 points
  3. After reading a lot of these comments I think it is not best to include stat sharing. This is a largely holistic school. Everyone's backgrounds are different. I personally have an interview lined up with them in September, but I want everyone here to know that you are very much deserving of a seat at RF or another school. I had absolutely no idea how competitive this field is and honestly that is just not how I am. If you are a second time applicant to not only RF but any other school, I am admin to a supportive Group me. Message me and I can add you. It is just a nice place to vent frustratio
    11 points
  4. Hi everyone!! It has been so lovely to get to meet all of you the past few weeks through the virtual Meet/Greets & Interviews this weekend! Mentorship Committee has LOVED answering your questions and having some amazing conversations with all of the applicants. We are all so excited to get to know you better. You all have my email so please do not hesitate to reach out with any problems or questions whatsoever. Congratulations once again on making it through Interview Weekend! You all rocked it
    11 points
  5. I just got invited for an interview!
    11 points
  6. Hey all! It was awesome to see so many of your faces yesterday! It felt good to be around others who are going through the same process !!! Yesterday put my spirit at ease and I feel so much more confident going into interviews !!! We have all worked so hard! Best of luck to all of you on your interviews next week!!! We got this !!!
    10 points
  7. Hi everyone! I recently got into MBKU this last cycle and will be starting school soon! Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or for any help. I applied to PA school 6 years in a row, wasn't offered a single interview the first 5 years, and was finally accepted my 6th year into all 5 schools I applied too, MBKU being my dream number 1 program! So I completely understand the application process all too well, as well as the reapplicant process for those of you who need any guidance!
    9 points
  8. I don’t get mad over the vaccine, actually. I just document it. I do get mad, and this is the sad part, that they come back, again and again, without trying anything to begin with, or not doing what I told them. I had a guy literally yesterday, who lost 50 pounds, bp disappeared, prediabetes disappeared. I was floored. I asked him what he did. He said “ I started taking my life seriously “. So there you go. If you can’t take your life seriously I can’t help you.
    8 points
  9. Several of my colleagues have been screamed at for bringing up the vaccine. I have had to terminate at least one phone appt due to the abusive nature of the patient when discussing COVID in general or COVID vaccines. An unfortunate number of folks are still calling it the China Virus or Wuhan Virus and being derogatory about it - it's a hoax, not that many people died, I have rights, on and on and on and on. One guy is 100% convinced that Bill Gates invented the virus to control the population, make money off vaccines and put control devices in the vaccine. I educate,
    8 points
  10. I got an offer, too !!! Ahhh!!! Class of 2024 guys !!! congrats to all of you that got in and my future classmates !!! Ready to go through the trenches with you!! To everyone else still waiting ...keep your head up ! Don't lose hope
    8 points
  11. No idea. Part of me hoped that I can be the medical director for my very rural ED one day, but that probably won’t ever happen. Maybe chief Pa position if I’m lucky, but doubt that either. Maybe teaching and part time clinical? Some days I think about going back into the reserves to finish out my last 15 years and get my pension. really though, I wish I could own a food truck made from an old ambulance. Call it the Hambulance, making deli sandwiches.name sandwiches after medical procedures you’ll need for eating to much like a greasy burger the lapchole. Maybe a vitamin rich smoothie
    8 points
  12. I agree !!! The mentor session really helped with my nerves !!! You can tell how much EVMS cares about their students both prospective and current ...it really shows ❤❤ Good luck guys ! I legit danced to Missy Elliott in the morning before my interview and that helped me to loosen up, too! Haha!
    8 points
  13. I don't know if there is anyone still following this thread who's on the waitlist, but know that a spot definitely will open up. I've gotten a few acceptances, but was still pretty excited about receiving the acceptance offer from EVMS and for some reason it made me feel super validated about what I've been doing over the past 5 years since graduating from undergrad. I've been struggling about making a decision on committing and it feels really tough declining EVMS since I was so impressed with the program during the interview, but my life and career goals are leading me elsewhere. S
    7 points
  14. I'm going to require Covid-19 vaccination of all new patients at my practice. I'd rather assemble a panel of patients who take my advice than get a larger panel of folks influenced by nutty pseudoscience. It's harder for me to not get mad at the staff that don't vaccinate. I have to work with them every day, knowing that they make their living from healthcare science but yet live in defiance of science and instead make selfish decisions that aren't even right on the risk assessment.
    7 points
  15. Well looks like I got my answer today. I got accepted last minute to medical school. Super excited and panicking at the same time. Someone dropped out last minute and they basically start on Monday so I had essentially 5 hours to make my decision. But i am super thankful for the opportunity. And thankfully my employers were understanding which was very helpful I will always be a PA at heart and will forever be a PA advocate. Hopefully I can be a part of helping make more bridge programs and other opportunities for PAs in the future. Thanks for all ya'll support & insight over the year
    7 points
  16. Good luck to everyone over the next few days! I look forward to meeting you guys and being part of this class!
    7 points
  17. 7 points
  18. Congratulations to everyone who received the acceptance call!! I also got the call this evening!! Still in disbelief and super excited to meet everyone in person! If anyone is interested in connecting via FB/ email/ IG, I'll get the group started so we can support each other before we start in 01/2022! YAYYY!!!
    7 points
  19. 7 points
  20. I received an acceptance email also!! I’m in utter disbelief!! Congratulations
    6 points
  21. Hey All - I just received an acceptance email (I did not receive a call). I interviewed on June 29-30. Literally shocked!! I am a first time applicant taking a gap year!
    6 points
  22. This is the best study to date on comparing PA and physician outcomes. The caveats are these were very experienced PAs, they had taken a course in advanced procedural work, and there was a mix of physician specialists with half being EM. Also it is single site. The study was really well done though. also, finally a reason to read JAAPA https://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2021/07000/Comparing_physicians_and_PAs_as_solo_providers_in.15.aspx?fbclid=IwAR27JWPC8Psh8qvWA4Vqps3S9KnB_iUhIkp6tSpCyoATf_j_LABgvhJefb8
    6 points
  23. I just received my acceptance call this morning! I interviewed Monday, July 19th. Keep the faith everyone! I wish you all the best!
    6 points
  24. It was super fun meeting a bunch of you all yesterday! Can’t wait to meet more of you tomorrow!! We as a mentorship committee are glad the Q&A was able to help de stress you guys that’s what we wanted Enjoy your weekends and celebrate yourselves for this major accomplishment of landing an interview at one of the nations best PA programs hands down... and yes I’m bias LOL I love EVMS
    6 points
  25. Current student here, hopefully this clears up any concern regarding the previous probationary status of the SMU PA program. Good luck to you all with your applications!
    6 points
  26. I got the call too!!! Congrats everyone! Yes please make that FB group!
    6 points
  27. I got the call this evening too! I was at work finishing my shift. I can’t believe it! Can’t wait to meet you all and congrats! Keep hope and positive thoughts for those still waiting. Don’t give up. We’re going to be PAs!
    6 points
  28. Virtual Interview Manual is up on our PURLs
    6 points
  29. Current University of Bridgeport PA student here! If your application is under review, I believe in the same email it should've mentioned that interview invitations will be sent out sometime in August. The interview timing is slightly different this year than in years past, so don't worry! On another note, I am currently in my didactic year and wanted to give some insight about the program. All the professors truly want you to succeed and make you feel comfortable and welcome right from the beginning. Regardless of the PA school you attend, it will be difficult, so it's very important to
    6 points
  30. Received my acceptance letter today! I'M GOING TO BE A PA! I am beyond excited! Believe in yourselves, everyone - you CAN do this!
    5 points
  31. As of today, in my 30th year as a PA ---- In 10 yrs I see myself trying to live abroad in a small country without similar to US politics and hopefully doing some medical work or even bagging groceries and living a simple life....................... What will really happen --- in 10 yrs I will likely be wrapping up my career, praying I am sane enough to enjoy anything after and have enough funding to keep afloat - and not in jail for beating up a QANON antivaxxer conspiracy theorist. Yep, it's THAT kind of Monday
    5 points
  32. Had this conversation with an anti-vax NURSE in the ED yesterday. It didn't go well. I guess I just assumed nurses would be on board with a proven vaccination, so when I mentioned out of pt earshot that getting the vaccination was like an IQ test and failing to do so without a good reason was natural selection she got offended.....probably didn't help when I compared vaccine hesitancy to the dangers of fire extinguishers in your house during a fire.... PS I am refusing to take students who are unvaccinated.
    5 points
  33. Just got the call! IM GOING TO YALE! Good luck to all still waiting to hear
    5 points
  34. I checked my email from last years invite and it was sent around this time of evening. So hopefully we hear something soon!
    5 points
  35. Oh my! I just checked the ARC-PA page. The CCPA program has been accredited!!! That is so exciting
    5 points
  36. Anyone else religiously checking their email/this thread? Hopefully we hear some good news soon! When I called in for an update, they mentioned that we should be hearing back in Late July/Early August (the next couple weeks!) Best of luck everybody!
    5 points
  37. omg I'm crying, I got an offer too!!! I'm so happy!! Can't wait to meet you all!!
    5 points
  38. 5 points
  39. Just got an interview invite for 10/18! CASPA verified 7/14, Emory received all materials 7/15, interview invite 7/20 I’m so excited, I love this program!
    5 points
  40. I was perusing the internet and noticed that the steaming pile of …baloney known as naturopathy in many states can be licensed as “naturopathic’doctors’”. PAs, on the other hand, who are not trained in wackadoodlery, but are trained in evidence based medicine, can’t go to the bathroom without asking permission from their physician overlords. I’m sure the naturopathic doctors got some blowback but they are licensed to spread their water and snake oil (which may or may not contain snakes and/or oil) Willy nilly.
    5 points
  41. The "Good" news is that in family medicine, most problems aren't severe enough to benefit materially from that level of care. I recommend cutting back to half time, regardless of the impact on your finances, loans, or benefits, and doing that half-job well enough for your own personal satisfaction, while spending the freed-up time on two things 1) self-directed study, and 2) mental health care. Last first, you have an anxiety disorder. Properly managed, you're going to be an awesome clinician. Not properly managed, you're going to be burnt out before you can get there. As far
    5 points
  42. Good luck everyone! The hard part is over, take a deep breath and be confident in who you are!
    5 points
  43. Good luck tomorrow everyone! Any last minute tips?
    5 points
  44. For those who have been accepted, Congratulations!! and thanks be to God. Those who are waiting, remember you put in the hard work and you deserve to get in, just sit back and pray for grace. Even through fear and doubt he still manifests himself because he is faithful and he is true.
    5 points
  45. Got the call this evening!!!! I can’t believe it!!
    5 points
  46. JUST GOT THE CALL!!!:’) if anyone is looking for a roommate plz let me know!
    5 points
  47. I got the call earlier today!!! So excited!
    5 points
  48. Scratch that, I got an interview on July 23rd!!!!
    5 points
  49. Even aliens know what a NP does.
    5 points
  50. yup, unfair across the galaxy. ANP (Alien NPs) can do school by telescope in 5 parsecs while APAs need to do 444 parsecs in person on alpha centauri and have to return to a nebula for retests every 5 years. They also can't ever work off the mother ship.
    5 points
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