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  1. 3 points
    Yes, we did. We agreed to meet at The Market Street Garage - 550 East Market Street, Charlottesville VA 2209 @ 6pm. If anyone wants to come, then, please join us! I will be staying at the Hampton Inn, if anyone wants to go together
  2. 3 points
    Just got a phone call from Rutgers I got accepted!! Omg I thought I did so bad at my interview lol can’t believe it I’m so happy
  3. 2 points
    I can confirm the program sent all 80 offers out on Tuesday. I called and asked.
  4. 2 points
    "What is the justification for granting autonomous but not independent practice to a PA with more training (6 years and 45 weeks) than an NP who can practice independently?" Preach
  5. 2 points
    I think Rutgers has a fantastic program. Their faculty/student relationship is very tight knit and are fun to be around. I don't think it's rare to see some of the students hanging out with the faculty. At this point, they'll be seeing how well you will mesh with the program. They know what types of people they're looking for to build the class they want. I was able to answer all my interview questions but I believe I didn't show them how much I really wanted to be here at this program. They could tell I was applying broadly to lots of schools and that I'd be lucky to get into any school. To be honest, I was very humbled to have even received an interview invite here because of my low stats. I just couldn't see myself attending this school at the end. Wishing all of you the best of luck.
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    competitiveness is a relative term. i have been denied from programs that are deemed "not competitive" and have been offered interviews to several that are regarded as "very competitive." there is still plenty of time left before the application closes. I would go ahead and apply! you never know!
  8. 1 point
    We signed a non-disclosure form stating that we would not talk about the interview process with others. I will say that they go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and the whole process was enjoyable. Relax, be yourself, and you’ll be fine!
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    The tell me about yourself question is an open door to talk about ANYTHING about yourself. A quick intro to how you got to be who you are, a chance to show some humor/humanity, how you got interested in becoming a PA, and what attracted you to their program. They’ve read your file; now share something that makes you three dimensional and an interesting addition to their class. Be flat and listless and you won’t be sharing much about who you really are. Not getting in because you weren’t sharing who you really are is the ultimate sin of omission. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    I'm honestly a terrible interviewer, and I feel like in the past I've made the mistake of rambling about my academic history when realistically they could have gleaned that information from my application. I personally feel like there is merit in "just being yourself". Talk about your passions and the experiences that have shaped you. When interviewing for residency, a bunch of my friends have talked about their upbringing and their experience as first generation college students. It's an opportunity for you to showcase a side of you they don't see from your resume or personal statement. Don't hold back. I feel like my biggest mistake was failing to convey confidence or passion. Good luck with your upcoming interview!
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    I graduated this past May 2019. I went to school in Washington and I accepted a position in Texas. They do offer relocation assistance but as a reimbursement. If this is the case with your future employer they may be able to pay directly to a moving company in your behalf, that way you don't have to fork out the money upfront. I'm sure they would. I agree with Evanderburg to start looking and applying for jobs now. It is quite the process from start to finish. Like I said, I graduated in May and won't start work until October 1st, (due to time spent searching, applying, interviewing and now credentialing). You would be wise to ensure you have enough money/loan to last you several months beyond finishing PA school. If your dead set on Oregon, then you could start your state licensing application sooner. As I was interviewing in Texas I got written approval with the company I was interviewing with to reimburse me for the state licensing fees (assuming I took the position with their company). This helped speed up the process. I would look into Oregons licensing Process. Some medical boards meet monthly, others are quarterly. You can get a temporary license if it's the latter. There are lots of jobs on indeed, some on PA forums (including this one), you can get into contact with recruiters and they can hook you up with jobs in Oregon. If your open to the specialty/location within Oregon it becomes much easier. I interviewed with a employer in Oregon (ortho) they provided $5000 relocation expense. In my opinion it's not any harder finding a job in a different state. You do have to travel more for interviews. One other thing, if the employer truly is interested they should pay for all of your travel expenses (flights, hotel, rental car). I was able to bring my spouse with me to Texas as well. Hopefully this helps. Good luck.
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    I was offered a seat today. Pretty excited as this was my Top choice. Good luck to everyone !
  14. 1 point
    Are people going to be posting here when they hear back from Western about interview invitations?
  15. 1 point
    Has anyone from the July 18th interviews heard anything yet?
  16. 1 point
    Academics can be tough but as mentioned above...it's been a month. I started off as a new grad in the CCU of a top ranked heart transplant center and believe me, I wasn't operating at high capacity right out the gate either. Reading your posts there are a LOT of "I was told" or "Someone told me" and none of that means jack unless you hear it from the individual's mouth. If you want this field talk to the attendings one-on-one and tell me you want to optimize their production and your learning. Use the fellow/residents on service as a resource, they teach, that is how academic medicine works. Everyone teaches someone. Most of them enjoy it especially if you are able to make their lives easier with more knowledge. If the role has been more administrative in the past it very well could be because your prior colleague didn't want it to be more than that. If that is the expectation then have the conversation that this isn't what you were hired for and start looking for another job. I don't have any nice tropes as above but fight for what you want (or at least vocalize it), utilize the resources at hand, or get on out to where you're happy.
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    Just so. I asked what would happen if, when my current certification expires 1 year before I want to retire I didn't renew. The immediate knee jerk answer was I would be terminated. I pointed out it wasn't required for licensure and they gavce me some hooey about having higher standards. Ok.....
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    I have been pretty clear on this.... recertification testing is hurting the profession not just the individual provider. The exam, which has been determined to bring nothing to the provider in terms of improved skills or patient outcomes, can cause people to lose their livlihood. The further implication is the loss of a qualified provider that could be caring for people, the cost to practices and institutions both the cost of testing and the cost of replacing people who lose their certifications. It just goes on an on. Despite all this factual information the NCCPA merely explores other methods of high stakes testing. Even worse from my perspective the whole operation is under the control of an organization that answers to nobody but themselves and whose primary drive is to remain in business. the IRS scares me but at least they answer to someone besides themselves. The NCCPA can thumb its nose at all of us and do as it pleases because it has no outside restraint. Simply put they frighten me. The only place I have worked that didn't require certification was a community health center and they were thinking about requiring it. I helped create a position paper for PAFT re-stating this information and calling for the immediate cessation of high stakes testing and we sent it to the NCCPA where it will be laughed at. We have also asked the AAPA to join this cause. If, before I retire in 5 or 6 years, I can help kill off this harmful process I will consider my career to have been successful. here is a nice article about the costs of PA turnover: PA Replacement Costs
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    I got this information somewhere as well: “ Interview 110-150 people for 36 seats. Interviews during September to Oct. Classes begin September 2020”
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    Last year they interviewed three people per seat. So a 33% acceptance rate roughly.
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    I have not been doing this for 25+ years, but I can say that if I were to lose my "-C" I would lose my job effective immediately. I don't know what Michigan's requirements are for the "-C," but for every job I've had within MI it has been a requirement for employment. There is a grace period with my current employer before I would truly lose my job...but if I did lose the "-C" I would not be allowed to work (without pay of course, or use up PTO) until I got it back. Do I feel that the PANRE is effective? I've not had the wonderful opportunity to take this exam, but can say the PANCE that I took and passed with ease several years ago was not an effective evaluation of my medical knowledge. Far too many specialty questions that were esoteric in nature or laboratory questions that have nothing to do with a PA's role (or any other provider for that matter) and no one outside of a laboratory has any business knowing.
  22. 1 point
    I also got my acceptance call. Congrats to you
  23. 1 point
    One thing that blew my mind was when I met a PA who had no psych rotation. It was apparently an elective at his school. He got "mental health" hours through his family medicine rotation. He never rotated through a psych specialty setting under the guidance of psychiatrist during his entire program. What kind of BS is that?! I only hope that is an exception to what is typical. This is the kind of stuff that tells me PAs need to beef it up when it comes to psych, especially if they want to make the big psych $$$ which is totally out there. Psych NPs with experience bring in >150k easy.
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    I mean you can't actually believe that psych NPs don't get trained in ruling out medical conditions? It seems like you're being willfully ignorant about psych NP education. I am fairly critical of NP education overall but you can't seriously believe that a typical PA will somehow be better prepared to practice in psych than a psych NP? Even the psych 'residencies' for PAs seem pretty thin in didactics, from what I've seen.
  25. 1 point
    My (Ohio) PA program had a required mental health/psychiatry rotation. This did not include providing psychotherapy.
  26. 1 point
    Also received an interview for the 9th! I’m also very surprised they’re interviewing so early. I’ll see you on the 9th!
  27. 1 point
    There is a phenomena there where any topic can devolve into PA/NP complaining. Threads where the original post is nowhere near the topic of PA/NPs regularly find themself down that pathway. It’s like an art form..
  28. 1 point
    Former Psych PA here and also found it to be a struggle to find openings for PAs....thus I'm a former psych PA. One practice is constantly hiring, could be a bad sign, but I keep applying and give my little speech about there being no reason, in Ohio, to exclude a PA from consideration. I've pretty much had it was being completely excluded from positions because employers simply don't understand. I applied for a position with UnitedHealth recently. The posting was for an NP, but in the qualifications it said NP, APRN, CNP, or PA-C. So, I apply and get an email from the recruiter to set up an interview. He then responds and says he just realized I'm a PA and not an NP. They can't hire PAs at this time. I kindly respond and ask way. He says "Some states we can use PAC's but Ohio is not one of them currently. CMS gives us direction on this.". I don't know all the ins-and-outs of CMS, but I'm trying to understand why CMS would set what states PAs can work for UnitedHealth or not. I reply with some information about us both having an NPI and both can get reimbursed from CMS. I worked side-by-side with an NP in acute-rehab and CMS paid is both the same. He responds back now stating that his director of clinical operations told him PAs can't be used in Ohio because the nursing board says LPNs can't take orders from a PA...To which I provided him a document, from the nursing board, specifically stating LPNs can take orders from PAs, and asked him to kindly give that to his director. I'm sure they will be calling me with a job offer any time now HAHA
  29. 1 point
    Hi all, SMU alum here and just wanted to give you all a heads up about what to expect for those that were accepted. Congrats btw! It is true that the recent graduating class had pretty low PANCE rates but I think that the reason is multi-factorial and SMU faculty or others shouldn’t be looking for 1 thing to blame it on. Could students have studied more or used more efficient study tactics? Always. Could SMU have done more to prepare students for the test and specifically for the changes made in format and structure of the new exam? MOST DEFINITELY!! The fact that ARC-PA put them on probationary status reflects that need for improvement. My hope is that faculty take it seriously and try to make it a better learning environment with better organization. For students recently accepted, the important thing to know is that you got in and your biggest goal is to just get through and pass the PANCE. You will still feel like you know nothing once you get into practice and that is really when the learning begins. PA school is just the initiation that we can all relate to and remember the ridiculous exam schedules that left us jittery from caffeine overload for weeks on in. Remember that you are responsible for yourself and YOU have to get through this. The school may say that they are supporting you however they can but in reality they don’t care. You’re just another number in the PA making machine. At least that’s the feel at SMU in the recent years. Some faculty do care and are fantastic people, don’t get me wrong. But do not expect them to come and coach you up when you fail your first exam. It’s on you to get through and get out. Lean on your classmates and help each other out. Sorry if you think this sounds preachy or too negative. That’s not my intent. I would have appreciated knowing some of this going in and knowing not to drink the cool aid. I’m not saying don’t buy in some because it helps to make a better experience while you’re there. It’s more about realistic expectations. *stepping down from soap box* Congrats to those that got in and welcome to the family! For those that didn’t, don’t give up if this is what you really want to do. Improve yourself and better prepare yourself for doing well in PA school and being a PA and your application will reflect that.
  30. 1 point
    I was accepted this morning 7/25 for MPH/PA! Interviewed on 7/19
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    For those who have interviewed, any tips on the types of questions they asked? Was it relaxed or more intimidating? I appreciate all the help!
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    Hey all! I just wanted to pop in and say hey. I interviewed at South College- Nashville campus last cycle and was accepted, but committed elsewhere due to location. It's an awesome program and all the staff are super helpful. I know the process is stressful, so if anyone has any general questions please feel free to reach out! Good luck to everyone and congrats to those who already received interview invites!
  33. 1 point
    Anyone else think answering the supplemental questions with 250 characters was excruciating?!
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    You are welcome!! Please let me know if you or anyone else has any questions about the program, application process or PA school in general! I can't promise consistently rapid responses because of school, but I am happy to help in any way that I can! If I were to give any advice, it would be to not compare yourself to the other applicants - although this is MUCH easier said than done. There will always be someone else applying that appears to be "more qualified" with better grades, or more PCE hours, or more medical exposure, but don't let that discourage you. Most programs want to make sure they are getting the best possible students in every respect - personable, caring, compassionate, hard-working and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of future patients and to bettering the PA profession as a whole. Have confidence in your application and in yourself, but remain humble as well. Understand that everything happens for a reason and it will work out exactly as it is meant to. Let me know if you have any more questions!
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    Ugh. Another "I'm 26, too old to do anything!" posts. Well, one day- and you never know when that will be- you won't be able to do anything. So stop telling us what you can't do: My dad was 45 when he died from lung cancer. I held his hand and watched his life drain away. I'm not going to give you one of my inspirational stories because you don't deserve one. If you think your gd life is over at 36, then all you have is my pity. I started working at 39, and I can honestly say, more peoples lives are better because of me. You want some advice? Stop worrying about the future, and apply away. I have lived at least two, if not three lives by now.
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    I haven't seen anyone talk about the interview format yet. I just went to the interview so I thought I'd share the love for those who have yet to interview, and for people looking at his forum next year. There are three 15 minute interviews, the question and styles of the interview depend on the interviewer. The questions I was asked skewed heavily on the behavioral side with only a few traditional questions. Below is a link to a list of the members of the admissions committee, you will be interviewed by three random staff on the Faculty. There is a written portion that tests some basic medical knowledge and some behavioral skills. The day starts with ice breakers and a tour of the building by two current PA students. Then there is a powerpoint presentation given by some of the faculty. Then everyone is split into two groups. One group goes into interviews first, the second does the written portion, then they swap. Each of the faculty have a different speciality, and their personality and questioning aligns pretty well with their speciality and role in the program. https://www.southuniversity.edu/tampa/areas-of-study/physician-assistant/physician-assistant-master-of-science-ms/faculty Best of luck to everyone who has interviewed and to those who will be interviewing! There are still a lot more interviews that will be held so don't give up if you haven't heard back yet.
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    I wanted to share this tool with everyone as I believe it could be helpful in gaining a clear understanding of PA compensation. It is an editable spreadsheet that anyone here can add their own compensation data to. My wife is a PA, so I am passionate about helping support the PA community. I believe giving PAs a good reference for salary information is vital to the profession. If you could join me in this effort and add your compensation data to the spreadsheet, I think it could go a long way in helping both current and aspiring PAs. http://pasalaries.herokuapp.com/ Note: In order to edit, you must be signed into a google account and on a PC
  38. 1 point
    Google Navy Pay scale and look at O2 over 2 years. Google BAH calculator, enter you zip for where you will be stationed, add this number. Add 11k in bonuses. This will be your gross salary.
  39. 1 point
    I agree with casting a wide net, the application fee doesn't deter me from applying, its the fact that even though I meet all the requirements and would be a great candidate, because of their tier system, my application will not even be read. I will be placed in the lowest tier since my lowest gpa is my cum at 3.14 ( but my highest gpa is 4.0 for pre req). I was told my application was not read as they did not go below 3.5 gpas, so my outstanding LORs, patient care hours, and statement were never even looked at. that is unethical in my opinion. I was just more curious how others felt about their tier system, if I was the only one bothered by it
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    full time hourly x 22 years at multiple locations in 3 states. . salary is an invitation to be abused. salary would have to be very well spelled out with a discussion of overtime, for example 75/hr for 144 hrs/month. any hrs above 144 at 1.5x base rate of pay. I know folks working open ended salary arrangements who are paid for 160 hrs and required to work much more to meet the needs of their departments. that is not ok. If I work extra, I get paid to work extra. end of story.
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    I found this site helpful and wanted to tell my story in order to let others see that a non-traditional student with a low CASPA GPA due to freshman mistakes can make it if you keep working hard. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. After being put on Academic probation/suspension from VA Tech I joined the USAF as a Medical Lab Tech/Medic 1992-1996. After completing my contract with the military enrolled at NCSU and graduated with honors. Took more post-bacc classes for pre-reqs and boost up my GPA at Durham Tech Community College and NCSU. Should be stated that Campbell will look at your last 60 credits if your CASPA cGPA is not a 3.2. Undergrad Ed School: North Carolina State University Major: Zoology Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.3 (from NCSU and does not include the courses I received a D and F in from my freshman year) Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.23 (from NCSU and does not include the courses I received a D and F in from my freshman year) CASPA Undergrad cGPA: 2.92 (this is low due to being put on Academic probation/suspension my freshman year) CASPA Undergrad sGPA: 3.00 (this is low due to being put on Academic probation/suspension my freshman year) Post-bacc cGPA: 3.86 Post-bacc sGPA: 4.00 Age at application time: 47 3rd GRE: 304 (155, 149, 3.0) This was my best score after 3 times. Direct Patient Care: ~12,000 hours as a Medical Laboratory Technician/Medic in the USAF for 4 years Volunteer: ~60 hours in the Emergency Department Shadowing: 9 hours with a PA in neurosurgery Letters of Rec: PA (was a fellow military friend who I worked with and obtained his PA degree shortly after we completed our contract with the USAF in 1996), MD/PhD mentor and A&P professor with a MD/PhD as well. Schools Applied: Duke, University of Florida, University of Utah, University of Nevada at Reno, Stanford and Campbell Application Submitted Date: June 25th 2018 Interview Invites: Campbell Denied w/o interview: all except for Campbell Rejected after interview: 0 Accepted: Campbell Attending: Campbell Attempt: 2nd
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    Wooo I FINALLY got my mail today and I’m accepted! I’m so excited!! Whats the name of the FB group?
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    Undergrad Ed School: Public school in NJ Major: Chemistry cGPA: 3.20 sGPA: 3.14 (undergrad science GPA was a 2.80...YIKES) Master's GPA: 3.92 (all science credits), completed at Tulane University Age at application time: 25 GRE: 309 Direct Patient/Health Care Experience: combination of medical assistant in women's health, medical scribe in an ED, and research coordinator in neuro-oncology Total: 3000-ish hours Volunteer/Leadership: Numerous volunteer experiences in education, health, and music festivals! Teaching Experience: TA in epidemiology during MS program Shadowing: obtained from scribing, in addition to shadowing an ortho PA Letters of Rec: 3 - 1 PA from work, 1 manager, and 1 grad school professor Schools Applied: 9 - South (Tampa), South (Richmond), Barry (Miami), Southern California University of the Health Sciences, Emory, University of Florida, Case Western, Rosalind Franklin University, Campbell University Application Submitted Date: 5/15/18 Application Verified: a couple days after Interview Invites: 3 (University of Florida, Case Western, Campbell-declined interview) Denied w/o interview: 2 (South Richmond and Emory) Rejected after interview: none Accepted: 2 - UF and Case Western Attending: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA!!!!!! Attempt: 1st I NEVER THOUGHT I'D MAKE IT!!!! I failed classes in undergrad and graduated with a terrible GPA. I couldn't even apply to PA schools because my GPA was too low, so I took a BUNCH of post bacc classes and completed a master's to push my GPA above a 3.0. It took A LOT OF HARD WORK. I CANT BELIEVE MY DREAMS CAME TRUE. I used this thread a lot to help figure out which schools to apply to, so thank you everyone!!!!!
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    Undergrad Ed School: Austin College (undergrad), Richland College (post-bacc cc) Major: English (minor in Spanish) Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.2 Science Undergrad. GPA: 2.6 Post-Bacc GPA: 3.8 (35 credit hours) Post-Bacc Science GPA: 3.8 (32 credit hours) Overall GPA: 3.3 Overall Science GPA: 3.1 Age at application time: 23 GRE: 155V 153Q 4.0A Direct Patient Care: 1860 hours as a Physical Therapy Aide Health Care experience: - Working with children and young adults with special needs for 9 weeks in Ecuador (270 hours) - Volunteering for a week in Honduras in a transient clinic for an underserved community (42 hours) - Volunteering for a month at a local, low-income Texas clinic (48 hours) Total: 360 hours Leadership: - President of the Campus Activites Board - Service Chair for Amnesty International - Chair Member of yearly huge "big name musician" concert on campus committee - Major Events and Weekends Chair for the Campus Activities Board - Freshmen Reprentative for Student Assembly Volunteer: - Local Special Olympics - Green Light New Orleans - Elementary school tutor - Prairie Restoration - Animal Shelter - Safer Alternative Trick-or-Treating event for the children of the local elementary schools Total: 146 hours Awards: - Founder's Scholarship - Global Outreach Fellowship - Medical Experience in Mexico Internship - Spring 2016 Dean's List - Fall 2016 President's Honor Roll (post-bacc) - Spring 2016 Vice-President's Honor Roll (post-bacc) Teaching Experience: TA for freshman Cognitive Science/College Mentoring class Shadowing: 153 hours (23 hours with PA in Pediatric Pre-Anesthesia, 90 hours with General Physician in underserved part of Mexico, 40 hours with Orthopedic Pediatricians) Organizations: The only relevant one I listed on CASPA was Global Medical Brigades. Letters of Rec: 3; A&P/Micro Post-Bacc Professor, Genetics Post-Bacc Professor, Pediatric PA Schools Applied: 14 - Rutgers, UT Southwestern, Salus, PCOM: PA, Franklin Pierce, Touro Cali, Arcadia (Dual PA/MPH), UTMB, Yale, USC, UNE, DeSales, Albany Medical College, Le Moyne Application Submitted Date: 5/30/2017 Application Verified: 5/31/17 Interview Invites: 3 (Rutgers, UTSW, Salus) Denied w/o interview: 11 (PCOM: PA, Franklin Pierce University, Touro Cali, Arcadia <but accepted into their MPH program>, UTMB, Yale, USC, UNE, DeSales, Albany Medical College, Le Moyne) Rejected after interview: 1 (Salus) Withdrew Application: 0 Waitlisted: 0 Accepted: 2 (Rutgers, UTSW) Attending: RUTGERS! ? My top choice! Attempt: 1st I hope that this serves as encouragement for other low-GPA applicants that you still can get into AMAZING programs as long as you put in the work. My biggest piece of advice is to cushion the weakest part of your application (GPA for me) with your strongest attributes. I worked on my PS for 6 months, had a great post-bacc GPA, amazing LORs, and great extracurricular/volunteering/leadership experiences! Please don't sell yourself short. I got into 2 out of my 3 reach schools and got rejected from schools that I thought I was a shoe-in at. Also APPLY EARLY and BE YOURSELF at your interviews. ?
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    Undergrad Ed School: University of Vermont Major: Biology, minor in Chem Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.39 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.22 Last 60 cGPA: 3.8 Age at application time : 22/23 GRE: V: 150 (48%) Q: 156 (62%) AW: 4.0 (60%) Direct Patient Care : 500 ER tech, 3,000 Medical Assistant Volunteer/Community Service: Farmworkers clinic, Strides against breast cancer and Relay for life: total ~400hrs HCE: Research Assistant in ED Shadowing: Plastics PA, Derm PA, Peds doctor, Nephrology doctor LOR: 1 doctor, 1 professor, 1 manager Schools Applied (11): Stony brook, Case Western, SUNY upstate, UNE, Cornell, Roslind Franklin, GWU, MGH, MCPHS, PCOM, Utah CASPA submitted: May 23 CASPA Verified: May 31 Interview Invites: Stony Brook, Case Western, MGH, SUNY upstate (turned down invite) Denied: Utah, UNE, Cornell, Roslind Franklin, PCOM, MCPHS, GWU Waitlisted: Stony Brook, MGH (both pending) Accepted: Case Western Attempts: second My advice: Apply early! I applied late last cycle (late august) and didn't receive any invites. The only other differences between the two cycles were that my PCE and volunteer hours increased.
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    Undergrad Ed School: University of FL.........Major: Health Science Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.38 **upward GPA trend: Junior and Senior Year GPA: 3.9 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.37 Age at application time: 22 GRE: V 152, Q 153, AW 4.0 Direct Patient Care: 1. Phlebotomist (300 hours) 2. Medical Assistant (800 hours) Extracurricular/Research Activities: 1. Student Pre-Health Organization, served as Fundraising Coordinator and Internal Vice President 2. Medical Mission Trip to Guatemala 3. Volunteering: roughly 150 hours 4. Shadowed several PAs (50 hours) and Internal Medicine MD (50 hours) LOR (4): MD, PA, Professor (who is also my advisor), Faculty Advisor for Student Org (also my research professor) Schools Applied: Barry University (Miami campus), FSU, FIU, NOVA Orlando, Nova Ft. Laud, Methodist, Thomas Jefferson, PCOM (ATL campus), Temple Application Submitted Date: 7/25 Schools Received Application Date: (approximate date) it was all scattered, depending on the school. Interview Invites: FSU, Temple, FIU & Barry Declined Interview Invite: FIU & Barry Denied: Thomas Jefferson Withdrew Application: N/A Waitlisted: N/A Accepted: FSU, Temple, NOVA Orlando Attending: Temple!! (1st choice) Attempt: 1st I thought that my application wasn't that stellar but I took a chance and applied anyways and I still got into 3 wonderful schools. It is possible, trust me!!!
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    My academic history is far from perfect. Had a string of Cs and one F early on and worked diligently to turn a sub 2.0 GPA into a 3.3. I also applied late in the cycle with microbiology, genetics, and organic chemistry pending, which I just finished a few days ago. This cycle was a "Hail Mary" for sure. If I can do it, anyone can. Undergrad Ed School: American Military University, post-bacc at University of Central Florida Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.30 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.22 Post-bacc GPA: 3.50 Age at application time : 32 1st GRE: 155Q, 158V, 4.5W Direct Patient Care : (type & hours): about 15,000 as an Air Force medic in various settings Extracurricular/Research Activities: Volunteer medical coverage as EMT for several marathons and other events. Deployed to Ethiopia and a few other medical trips abroad here and there. Schools Applied: Nova Southeastern - Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, and Orlando, Barry, UF, and Florida Gulf Coast University Application Submitted Date: August 10, Verified August 11 Schools Received Application Date: (approximate date): August 11 Interview Invites: Nova - Jacksonville, FGCU, Barry St. Pete Denied: UF, Nova Ft Myers, Nova Orlando Withdrew Application: N/A Waitlisted: Barry St. Pete (didn't know the interview was for a waitlist spot *shrug*) Accepted: Nova - Jacksonville, FGCU Attending - Nova Jax 0
  48. 1 point
    Shout out to all my low GPA people out there, DO NOT GIVE UP! I have a pretty bad GPA for applying to PA school, but I had around a 3.5 for my last 60 credit hours and I worked up a healthy amount of HCE to bolster my application. It took me a long time but I made it and you can too! Undergrad Ed School: University of Maryland College Park (B.S. in Biology) Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.0 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.0 Age at application time : 24 1st GRE: 155 Verbal, 154 Quant, 3.5 AW) Direct Patient Care : Medical Scribe and Chief Medical Scribe (1500 hours) Medical Assistant in Spine Surgery (4000 hours) Shadowing Experience: All of my shadowing is from following PA's as a scribe ~1000 hours Schools Applied: 15 schools, yes, FIFTEEN Application Submitted Date: June 16, 2017 Interview Invites: Lincoln Memorial University, my only interview! Denied: Literally 14 schools Waitlisted: 0 Accepted: Lincoln Memorial University Attending: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2020!
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    Undergrad: College of St. Scholastica BA Natural Sciences 2012 GPA: c3.26 Age: 27 PCE: Medical Scribe family practice clinic, volunteer with hospice patients HCE: over 10k hours as certified pharmacy technician Volunteer: Hospice center, tutor for elementary children in low income community GRE: Q 151 V 151 Written 4.0 (2013) Shadowing: 12 urgent care, 8 allergy, 16 ortho surg, 4 ortho clinic Extra curricular: Heavily involved with college athletics, Student senate LOR: Bio professor/Head of dept, pharmacist, supervising MD, PA at work Applied to most schools in May 2017 Applied: Quinnipiac, Campbell, Methodist U, University of Charleston-WV, MUSC, Barry-Miami, Nova-Orlando, Samuel Merrit, Pacific University, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Northeastern, Duke, High Point, Rutgers, South College-TN Interview: University of Charleston, Campbell, Methodist U, MGH, Barry-Miami (did not attend) Denied: Rugters, Northeastern, University of Charleston (after interview), Quinnipiac, Samuel Merritt, MUSC, High Point, Pacific U, Duke Waitlist: Campbell Still waiting for: Nova, South Accepted: Methodist U Class of 2020!! MGH 12/21/17 Attempts: 3rd. I applied very late to very few schools the first time around. Had 1 interview last year at Campbell, and 4 this year! I want to stress heavily if you want something keep working toward it until you get it! I had retaken as many pre-reqs that were not A's as possible, even if they were B's. I have been waiting so long to post on this page and still can hardly believe that I am :)
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    Go for it! My sGPA was 2.98 and I start next month:) Duke truly uses a holistic approach for admissions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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