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  1. Greetings to all potential applicants, I'm writing on behalf of the faculty at the Santa Maria, ATSU Central Coast California PA program. We are delighted to announce that we have decided to extend our application cycle for the cohort starting October 2021. We have extended the deadline until May 31, 2021 1. You can apply on the University website since we are not utilizing CASPA this year. If you would like to receive emails from our department about upcoming Online Virtual Information Sessions please fill out this GoogleForm. We will be sending webinar registration emails
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  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKH9dMBUuZ/?igshid=1tgupk45iralk This pretty much sums it up
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  3. Just gave up my seat! Hope someone hears something about an acceptance today
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  4. I was accepted off the waitlist yesterday afternoon! Can't wait to meet everyone and good luck to those of you still waiting to hear!
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  5. Interviewed 1/26, waitlisted 2/8. Got my acceptance call earlier today!! Can’t wait to meet everyone and good luck to those still waiting!
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  6. I was accepted 02/17 from the waitlist. Super excited and grateful. Does anyone know if there is a FB group for the accepted students yet? I am trying to find a roommate to live with.
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  7. Hey! I was an exercise major too and my classes counted towards my sGPA. Not sure about the internship, but I would assume it does count too
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  8. I personally think you also need someone who can speak to your academics, like a professor, etc. I had a professor, the chief of my EMS unit, and a senior executive friend (who could speak to my character.) Some places want a PA. Bottom line: I would get people who know you in a variety of environments who can speak freely (and well) about at least one aspect of your life. If you have multiple candidates from the same environment, I would pick the one who could (and will) write the best letter and is a bit higher on the totem pole than the others, all other factors being equal.
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  9. I would not be complaining after doing such a short job search. Read the literature: Some PAs find a job within a few weeks and others up to six months. This is why I encouraged my students to shine during their rotations because that person or department may be a future employer.
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  10. I'm waiting 10 weeks too (just like PrePA1003). The wait is tough.
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  11. Yep it’s been 10 weeks since interviewed still no response
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  12. Congratulations @ToddWon the acceptance! I am not from California and am moving from Minnesota. Excited about the move and starting PA school!
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  13. You should be fine then. I also had to retake all of my prereqs at various CCs across the Bay Area (due to expiration limits (and I got accepted into 3 out of states school so I assume if out of state was taking them then in state should count them as well.
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  14. Hi! I interviewed on 1/11. The class was already full at the time of my interview so I was placed on the waitlist. A week ago I sent an email in to ask about my rank and I was 6. I believe they do the rankings based on date of interview and they rank the people on that day that they waitlist. I don't know how long the waitlist already was when I was placed on it. But, someone did say that they were 29th on the list at one point and received an acceptance. You can always email the program and ask about your spot on the waitlist! Hope all the best for you!
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  15. Who do you think knows you the best? Who do you think sees your potential the best? Agree wouldn't use the ED tech as they couldn't really speak about your potential to be a provider.
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  16. Interviewed 02/01 and I was waitlisted
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  17. Hi! Do you mind sharing when you initially applied?
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  18. I wouldn't include the letter from your fellow ED tech.
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  19. @NepgearxUniVII: You have an impressive resume for sure. What I have learn from this whole application cycle for the PA is that it will either make you or break you. Don't give up on your dream of becoming a PA. I have been through few interviews this year and you'll be surprise how many aspiring PA's are on their 6th cycle. Sometimes schools are really into the applicants personal statement, supplemental answers, and references. Good luck on your journey. Stay humble. God bless.
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  20. You want them from MD/DO/PA only. A nurse has no idea what PA school involves. Ditto a phlebotomist.
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  21. Just got an invite for an interview today! It was by email since they for some reason could not get through to my phone
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  22. I'd take out the nurse manager and substitute the OBGYN PA...I think lol seeing as you already gave it two attempts with her letters.
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  23. Is Mercy going to be online or in person starting this summer and when does the summer semester start?
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  24. Email stating an update was posted to my application page. Logged in and the acceptance letter was there.
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  25. Sobbing & shaking. Interviewed in September and just got an unofficial acceptance letter this morning. I think they are doing it one at a time because my friend got her acceptance letter last night. We got this! Can’t wait to meet you all, this is my top choice program and I can’t stop smiling.
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  26. I know this board is several years old now, but I'm interested to hear if anything came about with this @sotaskimmer? I'm actually currently working on a second master's degree in clinical toxicology! Not sure I would want to do full time SPI but I think it would be a great part time gig, especially the remote aspect since I work as a PA in two different states and have a variable schedule.
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  27. Let's not get slaughtered in the trenches while we take even more time to figure out what the best path up the hill might be. I think most PAs agree that it's time for a change. Any new title will seem weird until it gets used a lot. We spent the money and ended up with MCP, which seems as good as anything else. We practice medicine but we are not "physicians." We work with docs but we are not "assistants" or "associates." Getting both "physician" and "assistant" out of our name seem like good steps in gaining some independence and the right to set our own destiny. Up the hill, ladie
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  28. Glad the poster above has had a great 31 year career, but I don't think they're paying attention if they think we can do the same thing we've done the past 31 years to survive in the next 31 years. I'm sure they've learned a great deal about medicine in that time, but it seems they have no concept of how economics or markets work. PAs can argue with each other all they want about what they want to be. It doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is what the market demands. You can support your profession in adjusting to meet that demand or stand in the way of change and screw those who aren
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  29. Hey! This doesn’t directly answer your question, but may be helpful to you and a couple other posters - I attended an online expo 2 days ago where Touro was part of the presentations; I asked about the status of supplemental apps, and the representative from Touro explained that they are still working their way through applications. Asked us to have patience and hang in there, but also to feel free to reach out via email to Naisha or pop on to their Thursday 12pm Touro Talks chat available each week to inquire. She said they’ve only filled about half the incoming class thus far, and expe
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  30. It was my 5th time applying, and my very first interview in those 5 years! Definitely never give up!!
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  31. Thanks so much for sharing this! This past cycle was my 2nd time applying - first time all rejections, 2nd time interview waitlist for MBKU - you give me hope. Congratulations!
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  32. interviewed 12/12, waitlisted 2/8. Accepted off waitlist on 3/4! Already put the deposit down and signed matriculation form. Just waiting for certiphi to send me email for the background check. This was my 4th time applying to MBKU. My first year I was rejected. Second year I was placed on interview waitlist. Last year I interviewed in person (pre-COVID) and was waitlisted. Don't give up! I never did despite receiving many rejections!
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  33. You haven't practiced medicine because you haven't graduated or been hired, so by definition nothing that has happened to you has "impaired your ability to practice medicine."
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  34. I interviewed on the 22nd! I received my acceptance on March 1st - hope this helps. Best of luck to you!
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  35. I interviewed 1/18/18. Accepted in April 2018. Someone was accepted the day we started orientation May 17th.
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  36. The seats are full but anyone can drop and open a seat for an alternate
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  37. You said you put in a stat referral? I don’t really see the problem either. Only thing I can say is I call the office directly, or sometimes the on call, and have them tell me exactly when the patient can show up and put it in the discharge paperwork. If I can’t do that, then I also tell them to follow up with the PCP this week to help coordinate referral if needed.
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  38. I see what you mean as far as not following up to make sure the patient had been seen soon enough. I don't know how one would be expected to follow up on every referral that is made to make sure that it happens. Ideas that come to mind are. making follow ups with that patient in a week or a few days. Then you would see the patient, read your note and ask where he/she is in the referral process. Then you could document the urgency of the referral as well as the insurance denial of the referral. That puts it back on them. Something I always do in a urgent referral is make sure the pati
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  39. I question whether working as an MA in lieu of a PA job would even be a financially responsible thing to do. Sure, you may be out of money, but an MA job on a CV lasts quite a long time, and demonstrates to any future employer that, when pressed, you'll do the demeaning work.
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  40. I've taken ATLS both as a medic and as a PA. The big difference is that as a medic I only got a certificate as an "auditor". As a PA, I got certification as a "physician extender" - viewed by my hospitals as the same as the cert for docs. It's not a bad course, but the underlying concepts really seem like making sure ED providers prioritize rapid stabilization and transfer to definitive care. In other words, think like medics have for years.
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  41. You enter a start date, end date (or ongoing), number of hours a week, and how many weeks, in addition to a description of the experience and any pertinent contact info. You can toggle the hours accordingly - for instance I have one volunteer gig I’ve done for 4 hours once a month for the past few years, so I enter “4 hours per week” then calculate how many months I’ve been doing it for and enter that number under weeks. I believe you could open a CASPA account now and start looking at these things and entering them even if you’re not applying yet. That’s what I did. Would be great
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  42. As I recall, you list them like you would a job, with start and stop dates and total hours.
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  43. I understand that it's frustrating. I've been oscillating through various stages of grief with each rejection, and I can probably surmise from your post which phase you're currently hanging in, lol. I actually have a higher science GPA than you, more PCE hours, and also ran my own business as well, and haven't gotten any interviews after 2 years either. But one thing that's really changed my perspective is getting to know other pre-PA students and hearing about their own struggles getting in. The fact is that nearly all of us are qualified to be PAs and exceed the requirements. There are simpl
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  44. By the end of didactic I had no interest in starting clinicals. I forgot why I went into medicine and why I wanted to become a PA. Nothing really clicked anymore and I was totally dreading clinical year. I’m currently finishing up my fourth month of rotations and I genuinely feel grateful every single day to be learning medicine. I won’t lie to you, there are some really tough moments, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. The amount I’ve learned in a few short months blows my mind and I’m excited that I get to do this as a career. What I’m saying is to hold tight. Didactic year is
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  45. PAEA published a stat that applying to 12 programs showed a 49% acceptance rate to at least one, with no statistical advantage to applying to more than that. Food for thought.
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