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  1. 1234PA1994 As a current student of the 2021 class I can say that of course our program has some downfalls, some professors that are turds, etc. but I will never regret my decision to deny several top rated programs, to move across the country away from my husband and family. EVMS is more than just a PA program. We are a family that supports each other through the hard times which make the downfalls of the program (whatever they may be) not matter in the long run. As the current director of our program, Dr. Dempsey, would say “if you have a criticism or critique you shouldn’t be afraid to put your face on it”. My name is Sandi Tobin, MPA-S and I approve this message.
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  2. Heard back from Jen yesterday, I was accepted!!
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  3. Hearing no news is probably better than hearing a rejection! I'm staying hopeful over here!!
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  4. So it begins. Congrats everyone!
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  5. Just received my invite to interview!!! On September 9th!!! So excited I love UTHSCSA!!!
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  6. Montbello has some nice trails, I did Spy Rock this weekend and it goes on part of the Appalachian trail... really pretty view at the top. Crabtree Falls is another popular one- you hike next to a waterfall for most of it. If you have time to go to C'Ville I would recommend that as well- it is the closest "city" nearby and there's a lot to do. You'll see the downtown mall if you come to dinner tomorrow, but there is a lot more to explore too!
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  7. You are correct in that nothing changes for current or prospective students while under review. According to the ARC-PA, probationary accreditation is still an active accreditation status, meaning all students who start a program under probationary accreditation are eligible to sit for the PANCE exam. If for some reason Augsburg were to lose accreditation at their next review, it would not affect their current students or students applying this cycle, because they would have already matriculated while under an active accreditation status and would be able to take the boards. Plus, Augsburg’s program is a well-established program having been around since 1995, and the email we received sounded like they were on top of making any improvements necessary to gain back their continued accreditation, so it seems like we don’t have much to worry about!
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  8. https://www.americanmanufacturing.org/blog/entry/china-is-quickly-becoming-the-worlds-pharmacy-and-that-comes-with-great-ris The article is a year old but appears pretty well researched.
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  9. Received an interview for 8/22! Applied 6/30
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  10. OMG! I missed a call from them today! AND I'M FREAKING OUT! How wonderful for you! Congratulations! UPDATE: offered a seat!!!! I was accepted. I'm so excited.
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  11. I just got a phone call from Jen offering me a spot!!! So exciting!!
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  12. Well I have mixed feelings about that! I mean there were a lot of people on here that recieved interviews and haven't said anything. There are people that recieve interviews and don't know about this forum so it's really hard to tell, ya know?? With my experience I was waitlisted here last year till the very end and I did get an email notification that I was waitlisted so I mean they will notify you of their decision, maybe they are just busy??
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  13. Yeah, I've already come to terms with not getting accepted. I just want to know if I am waitlisted or rejected. Maybe someone should call and try to get a timeline.
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  14. Hi Everyone! I e-mailed ATSU's admission department and they referred me to someone in the Central Coast Program. I asked about their accreditation status and their timeline for interviews and here was her response! Hope this helps some of you! Thank you for reaching out for info on the CCPAP program. Since this program is in development, the anticipated site visit for provisional accreditation is planned for later this Fall (by December at latest I have heard). They are accepting applications and reviewing apps now however they will not be able to offer interviews until early Spring so they are going to send out 'hold' letters to those who've applied to let you know their status of interviews. I know it is quite late in the cycle to do interviews but that is the best they can accommodate now with the facility under construction. You will be receiving communication on the status and hopefully by Spring you will hear some good news if offered an interview!
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  15. Would you mind sharing your specific grievances with the program rather than speaking in vague terms, either here or via private message where your anonymity would further be protected? I've had interviews with programs that I did NOT feel confident in that schools ability to provide a decent education. Although I overall had a positive experience at EVMS I would love to hear your perspective. Sarah
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  16. Not a reapplicant but would you be willing to share your stats from the first round?
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  17. sure, but for those programs that don't offer supplemental apps, your only option to elaborate your passion to become a PA is through the PS. I know how much of an impact it has on an individual's opportunity to receive interview invitations because I had the same application last year and got 1 of 12 interview offers, whereas this year, every program has offered me an interview thus far and the only thing that changed was my PS. It's just helpful to encapsulate all writing pieces in an application as very important (and I would argue more important than stats) and stress that to those people who want to apply.
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  18. Anyone else feel like not hearing back by now is probably a bad sign..... ?
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  19. @kneuendorff Good luck with applications next cycle! It was a lot more complicated than DICAS since each school has different requirements. I reasoning is similar to yours also. I wanted to be able to provide comprehensive care to patients. I think blending medicine with our nutrition background will make us well-rounded PAs! I just hope I get into a program!
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  21. Just received an interview invite for September 9! Good luck everyone
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  22. Lholloway I think we connected on facebook a while back! I am glad to hear you applied how was your application process overall? BernaTN luckily I took microbio and ochem but I have had to take psychology and english because I took them in high school. I have to take anatomy with lab this fall and then plan to apply next year! For me, I really just want to be more involved in the medical field. I don't feel as if I am pushed enough as a dietitian if that makes sense. I am taking classes to apply but may also look into other medical career fields. What about you?
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  23. Just received an interview invite for Setember 9th!!!! So excited!! Here are my stats: cGPA: 3.93 sGPA: 3.9 GRE: 306 CASPA verified: 6/19 Still in review email: 6/25 PCE: ~780 hours Shadowing: 40 hours
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  24. Thank you for this useful info about this gpa tier system. I was looking for programs I can apply to thats deadline was a little later and their gpa requirements are lower as well. My theory is that they advertise a low gpa to get more people to apply. Hence getting more supplemental application fees. Underhandedly, they are still only considering people with higher gpas. Basically they just want more money but do not want students with lower gpas. This is the first school Ive seen do this and I will not be applying. I don't think I want to play into their scheme.
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  25. I talked to admissions the other day. I was told they were aiming for sending out invites in mid to late August.
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  26. Those sound awesome! Thanks kioconnor. And thanks soso19. Looking forward to meeting everyone!
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  27. Let the countdown begins!
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  28. Hi everybody. I will be starting my drive from Atlanta, GA in a few hours. I'm planning on exploring everything around Staunton. It's going to be raining on and off, but I'd like to get some hiking in. If anyone has recommendations on small trails in the area I'd really appreciate it. Good night and good luck everyone!
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  30. It was though email. I don't know if there are many programs that call for the interview invite maybe for the acceptance notification, not sure. I'm a first time applicant as well.
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  31. I have not received an email confirming one way or the other, and I verified all of my CASPA materials at the end of June. I am curious if it because they are waiting to see if their accreditation will be approved in September? Regardless, I will probably be calling them tomorrow to inquire. I will be sure to post what they say
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  32. Yayy congrats!! we will be classmates (if you accept it)
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  33. Just got an interview for 8/24! I was verified 6/7
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  34. I've never heard the number 80%, but knew a lot was from China...cheap labor and lackadaisical government oversight equals lower cost RIGHT?!?! Yeah...right...
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  35. Hi everyone! I just sent in applications to schools and i am wondering if you guys think that I have a chance in being accepted and if you have any recommendations on how to go about the whole process! I hope everyone does well! my stats are: BA in sociology cGPA: 3.09 sGPA: 3.11 PCE: over 10,000 as a CNA at children’s hospital, a medical case worker at the loca County Jail, a health services counselor at a group home for foster youth, a staff assistant at a psychiatric facility, a home health aid, and a program assistant for kids with behavioral problems and drug addiction volunteer-about 500 hours as a tutor to homeless youth, an advocate for foster youth, and with COPE health scholars shadowing: PA at an urgent care for about 70 hours, Doctor of audiology for 24 hours, PA at the urgent care in county jail for 8 hours LOR: one from a PA, one from an MD, one from an LCSW, one from a professor and one from a supervisor GRE: verbal: 148 quant: 152 analytical: 4.5 My personal statement describes how I want to work with the homeless and underserved population please let me know if anyone has input! Thanks guy!
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  36. Just received my acceptance letter via email!! I was at the July interview.
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  37. I’ve received an interview offer from WVU’s PA Program and I am also a WV resident. My interview is scheduled for 8/15 9:30 AM. I will be driving up to Morgantown a day early...if anyone wants to meet up before or after interview let me know! I am also curious as to the difficulty level of the questions that were asked at the interview (for those who have already had an interview) if the questions were pretty common or were there questions that stumped you? It is good to hear from folks that the staff there is friendly and not intimidating
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  38. This morning I got a call from Rutgers and I got accepted. I am mega excited!!! I cannot believe it!! Good luck to everybody.
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  39. You point out something that frankly I haven’t thought of, which is PAs being victims of belt tightening directed against physicians. It gets even worse.... in dependent states, PAs and NPs still would need a few physicians around to supervise, and PAs would theoretically be working alongside NPs who were similarly supervised. In independent states, the bean counters would be able to cut back on physicians entirely, and PAs would have to leave with them since there would be nobody around to supervise them. This never quite stood out to me until now, but I have front row seats to this near where I am at, although I don’t want to go into detail for privacy sake. But yeah, being chained to docs is a liability if they are victims of cost cutting as well. Holy cow. After arguing with someone on another forum about OTP, I’ve come to conclude that while more useful than the old status quo, it’s fake progress, especially if it’s at the expense of the independent practice that PAs really really need. Essentially, OTP in Michigan means That physicians get the bulk of the benefit by allowing them to supervise many more PAs, and be potentially relieved of responsibilities of direct supervision, as well as liability. So it comes down to the practice now being the level of supervision... who then is the practice? Well, now it’s administration, AND STILL a physician “participator”. So sure, OTP is a good stealth step towards independence, but not in light of the fact that it’s not the independence PAs need to spark a dramatic change that will save the profession. OTP in a state with a terrible nurse practice act? Sure why not? OTP in a nurse practitioner independent practice state like mine? STATUS QUO! And a slap in the face compared to your capabilities. By all means, don’t let them spend money to peddle that trash in a place where NPs are independent. And in a place like California? Holy cow, if nurses get independence, and PAs get OTP instead of parity with NP independence, PAs are done... and for the reason you highlighted. This is so critical that I would think OTP in California is a false flag by physicians to rein PAs in, or by NPs to keep you guys two steps behind. Don’t settle. If you do you’ll see urgent and primary care (your bread and butter) plucked from you, and the specialties will be your exclusive domain. From there, you’ll be niche providers. Again... your strongest argument for independence isn’t “NPs bad, not trained good”, but rather “NPs have it, and the world hasn’t ended.” But by all means, keep dissing everything NP, and see where that gets the Pa profession. Let’s have 50 more posts about how PAs are superior between now and next year when NPs in California gain their independence, and all PAs get is to have physicians get to have more PAs under them, and not need to review their charts (see what happens to your liability insurance when they get to offload risk on to you guys, but more importantly, see what happens to their liability insurance).
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  40. Our program is currently reading those candidates verified between May 15 and 20th
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  41. I think I'm going to take a different tack on this one. Look, I'm far from a "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" kind of guy, hell I don't even know what a bootstrap is, but there is a certain level of coping and interpersonal skills that need to be developed here. There are crappy people in every field whether you are slinging rebar (done it), pushing a button in a lumber mill (been there), fixing power lines or fixing people. Mitigating people's stupidity. Prolonging death. Whatever you want to call it. You seem to have a reason to not seek out a variety of positions and seem to have a tendency to generalize and stereotype entire hospital models (such as the inner-city or city-owned facilities mentioned above). You are going to run into physicians, PAs and NPs with "cold eyes" whether you're in outpatient pulmonary, family practice, pediatric gastroenterology or WHEREVER you go. I think you need a bit of a frame shift and take the initiative to work on your communication skills, self esteem and some confidence building exercises. Completely agree with the suggestion for counseling as above. Addendum: Just re-read your last post regarding a lack of interest in any type of residency based training...Sounds like you've thrown in the towel Sam. And that's fine, medicine isn't necessarily for everyone, I'm not sure what HCE you had prior to school but I'd consider looking into a different field. Your ability to respond to every suggestion with an excuse or a reason for why it's a bad one is borderline trolling. Good luck.
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  42. I don't believe they are rolling admissions school so that is probably why.
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  43. Hey all! Im so happy to see this thread and all the dinner plans being made I just sent in my app to Mary Baldwin! Hopefully I am not late to the party!!
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  44. 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
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  45. 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
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  46. It was great actually! I really like the area and the school itself. Also, everyone is super nice!! I'm hoping for the best -_o
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  47. cGPA: 3.19 sGPA: 3.00 GRE: 314 & 4.5 writing PCE: 1,500 hours Sharing my stats because they are far from the 3.8+ GPAs you always hear of in these types of forums. You could say I was taken off guard when I got my interview invitation! Hopefully this brings reassurance to others out there that some PA schools look at more than just grades and are looking for overall well-rounded candidates. Best of luck to everyone out there!
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  48. I applied last cycle on the last possible day before the deadline and I received an interview. I didn't get in but the fact that they were still conducting interviews means you have a shot.
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  49. May I ask how you improved your GRE scores?
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  50. I am submitting my application this month! They just opened their app this year around mid-August, which is later than previous years, so that is probably why nobody posted yet
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