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  1. Current student, accepted last year. We're excited to meet (virtually) the new interviewees. I'd like to answer questions for anyone waiting for an interview, but as you might realize my time is very pre-occupied with school. That said, I want to offer some insight if I can. Feel free to ask about more than just interviews too. Could be about anything like our cadaver lab, covid policies, or our school's free clinic. I may not have answers to everything, but I'll do my best. We plan to have a Q&A session for pre-PA applicants on July 8th. It will be open for anyone, not just interviewees. We'll be answering questions and talking about our experiences getting into PA school and attending EVMS. I would like to see some of you there and meet you (again virtually unfortunately).
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  3. I also got an interview invite!! We got this guys! Best of luck to everyone!!!!
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  4. I GOT AN INTERVIEW !!! THANK YOU, GOD!! Good luck everyone !!! You can do it !!!!
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  5. Got the invite!! This is great!! Congrats to everyone getting interviews!!
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  6. Congrats everyone so far! I look forward to "seeing" you virtually at the Q& A session next month and at interviews. Those still waiting, don't give up--there's still a chance!
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  7. Fingers crossed we all get some good news soon!!!!
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  8. Me too!! I am trying to patiently wait for the email!
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  9. OMG I THINK I GOT IT TOO!! There's interview sign up dates in my PURL. I'm so happy but I'm waiting for the email to confirm, I'm so nervous!
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  10. Congrats First Wave ppl can’t wait to engage with you all during the interview process
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  11. Hi!!! Also a current student! The cadaver lab and SCSIL lab are two of the major reasons I chose EVMS. For cadaver lab we were placed in groups and assigned a body to dissect throughout the semester, and you also have the opportunity to observe other donors in the room. PA students do also use the SCSIL Lab, but you don't use it in the first semester. We started using it this semester since we are now working on patient interactions. First semester is building your knowledge foundation before you start getting into the other aspects of this career. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask!
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  12. OMG I feel so blessed to get an interview invite! I went ahead and scheduled mine for the 7/17. Congrats to those who also got an invite and good luck to everyone still waiting!
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  13. I am also waiting for the email to sign up !!! We got this !
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  14. Same! I just got an invite today to interview on June 30th, i was verified may 12th.
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  15. Just got an email invite for in-person interview on the 30th! I submitted and was verified on 5/11, took casper in early May. Does anyone know what the interview format will be?
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  16. Anybody else obsessively checking their email
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  17. It does appear that interviews will be virtual. Despite our recent changes for vaccinated individuals, I don't think they want to move into in-person interviewing yet. We'll be doing virtual mentor breakout rooms between interviews so I'm guessing it will almost certainly be online. Even during COVID, the cadaver and SCSIL labs are both in-person so you will not be studying on virtual cadavers. @mxray described it well. PS. If she is still there next year, the anatomy professor is great and you'll love her.
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  18. Dear DOCRAH, I understand that this process is stressful and waiting is extremely difficult. I don't miss being on the other end. However, I would caution you to be mindful of how you're communicating your passion and feelings about the process. Ultimately, you have no idea whose eyes are monitoring this forum. Schools have thousands of applicants to get through and it is a very detailed and painstaking process to ensure every applicant is fairly vetted. If there are concerns about missing out on the new cycle, then I would encourage you not to wait on applying. Of course, I fully understand that it is expensive and time consuming to do so - but it is ultimately something that you have control of. Typically, EVMS has sent out invites in the second week of June, so you are likely very close to being done with this stage of the waiting game. Best of luck!
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  19. OR, UT, and ND all have passed significant PA legislation in the last year. Physicians do not have to sign charts and are not responsible for the errors of PAs. Individual hospitals or practices may still require any level of supervision of PAs(or NPs) that they want, but it will no longer be required. HB 3036 removes supervision requirements and chart review for all PAs with 2000 hours of post graduate clinical practice. It also allows PAs to apply for a telehealth license which previously only docs could apply. Lastly PAs will no longer be required to apply for dispensing privileges in Oregon. They will be required to register with the Oregon Medical Board instead.
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  20. CASPA verified on 6/9, UCD Confirmation email today (6/10). I wish everyone the best of luck! - Jake
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  21. Awesome, 30 more states to go for some form of parity with NP's....
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  22. First, a program can, and should, advertise what they want to get across as a program. There is nothing disingenuous about saying shadowing is not required, but may make you a more competitive applicant. If a school receives 2500 applications, and has room to seat 60 students (<2.5% acceptance rate), they need things to differentiate the applicants. Say I have two identical candidates. They both have a 3.6 overall GPA, a 3.4 science GPA, a 3.5 prerequisite GPA, a 310 GRE, and 2900 HCE. Candidate one has 400 hours of volunteering and 50 hours of shadowing, candidate 2 has none of these. Given all other factors are the same (race, gender, age, quality of undergraduate institution, LORs, etc.) the volunteer hours and shadowing would give a competitive edge to that candidate. (not required, but certainly beneficial). Now lets look at the scenario you don't take into account. You have two more candidates. One has a 3.9 GPA, a 85th percentile GRE, and 4700 PCE. They also have minimal or no volunteering and shadowing (not required). On paper they are an ideal candidate and would likely be accepted to many programs (despite not having things to enhance their application) They are in competition with an individual who has 3.2 GPA and a 50th percentile GRE who has 1000 hours of PCE. This person writes an amazing personal statement and puts significant effort into their supplemental application. They have shadowed 6 PAs for almost 300 hours and have 500 hours of volunteerism. They may come from an underserved population who did not have the same opportunities for success. The adcom now has objective data to use in favor of accepting this applicant (not required, but definitely enhanced the application. Nothing disingenuous at all. This is not misleading at all. We are just not out to fill our classes with cookie-cutter, newly graduated, high GPA/GRE/HCE clones.
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  23. FYI Vermont is almost there - only have to have a practice agreement, but PA is responsible for own actions, and no specific supervision requirements beyond the doc being reachable. Not 100% independent but close....
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  24. I received an interview invite yesterday!
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  25. Thank you all for your insight! After a whole week of going back and forth about it, I’ve decided to go with the fellowship! I heard from an inside source of the third party staffing company that they’re having trouble retaining PAs/hiring new PAs, so I think I made the right choice. Very excited and will join you all as a fellow PA-C after I take the PANCE in a couple weeks (fingers crossed).
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  26. I submitted 5/10 and was verified 5/11!
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  27. Once all the invites have went out there will be an email sent out with details about the Q and A from our mentor committee.
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  28. Thank you so much! That makes me feel better
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  29. A voice of reason shouting into the wilderness...
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  30. Ahh thank you so much!! I appreciate your help!
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  31. If EM is your future (or any general medicine field such as FM, IM/hospitalist, crit care) i don't think you'll regret this. You will likely get offered >95% of any future EM jobs you apply for. Nice work.
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  32. It would probably be hard to volunteer during clinical year, but I would say it is doable. The clinic is held on Thursdays. First semester you can only volunteer as an admin or in a nonclinical position (front desk, continuity coordinator, etc.). Once you hit 2nd and 3rd semester, a PA can volunteer as a Jr. clinician working with a Sr. clinician to see patients. PAs can volunteer as Sr. clinicians during their Clinical year. There is a Spanish opportunity but I am not sure if its a class, a volunteer opportunity, or both.
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  33. Supplemental app will be sent out beginning first week of July.
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  34. Thank you!! I submitted May 10th and got verified by CASPA May 11th. I didn't submit my Rutgers app until May 20th and received the confirmation from Rutgers on June 3rd. Hope this helps!
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  35. Although I've heard ARC-PA is back to accrediting residency programs I've heard the cost to get accredited is over 20k. PA residency programs don't make money so I would look at things beyond this accreditation as some programs opened during the time where they were not accrediting residences. Also as many have mentioned the term residency and or fellowship gets thrown around way too loosely. I'm in an 18 month residency but there are private groups in my area saying that they have residences prior to starting that are 90 days. That's an on boarding process not a residency. I'm glad to see the ARC PA is back to accrediting but a high cost is going to be a deterrent from what I have heard
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  36. we could combine it with my "how long do you need a work note for?" business. Enter your disease, required time off, and credit card information and your work note will arrive by email in 5 minutes.
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  37. Thank you for the info! I’ve had the opportunity in the past to observe a few autopsies (they weren’t hands on), so the hands on cadaver lab sounds like a really invaluable part of the program!
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  38. I love when zombie threads shamble back into view. Surgeons are a different breed generally. Dealing with them can be like juggling porcupines. Currently in a minor push-pull about letting patients ask for tests without a visit. It started with "can I have a chest xray for my SOB." No. You need to be evaluated. This devolved into a big pissing contest with the patient advocate, medical director etc who want me to take the path of least resistance. I offered that they could order a blind picture if they wanted but not on my signature. I have decided "team player" is a term administrators use when they are screwing you and they'd like you to smile during the process.
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  39. Because it isn't required. I'm sure there are examples of applicants who were accepted who were very strong in other aspects of their applications that made up for their deficiencies. Regardless of that, why would an applicant want to be a PA without HCE or shadowing experience? It is up to the applicant to make themselves as competitive as possible.
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  40. @Nkpa20 I tried to look at it again, and the delete option is only available for newly added courses that were added manually. Hopefully they pick up the phone tomorrow. Thanks for all your help! Hope to see you next year!
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  41. Does anyone know the class stats for Wake? I thought Arc-pa requires schools to list them? I can't even see a minimum gpa requirement
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  42. Take it and pay your bills. It seems to have a lot of upside. The downside is you are working in a very narrow field and, particularly strait out of school, your core skills will erode quickly. Agree with Rev about a moonlighting position. It will help you keep your skills sharp. If you stumble on a better position somewhere down the road part company professionally with no hard feelings on either side. It is not uncommon at all for new grads to change positions before they find their groove.
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  43. I'd take it. However, if any more than 10% of the machines you're authorizing are BiPap, BiPap-ST or ASV, you are either 1) working in WAY high acuity sleep medicine, or 2) working for a fraudulent sleep center that overdiagnoses central sleep apnea in order to make a bigger profit. You're going to want to find a place to moonlight if at all possible. If not, spend your own money doing non-sleep-medicine CME. You can find my comments on sleep medicine elsewhere on the site, but in summary: very necessary, actually helps patients, reasonably well compensated, low "ick" factor, no call, almost impossible to actually hurt a patient... but at the same time it's a limited scope and not terribly exciting.
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  44. JUST GOT AN INTERVIEW INVITATION AN HOUR AGO! No date given yet but super excited
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  45. Hey everyone! I'm new to the page, but figured I would get to know you all! I had my CASPA verified on May 14th and got an interview offered to me on June 4th. I hope you guys get to hear back soon! Good luck everyone!
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  46. It seems like it’s invitation based, with about half the overall applicants selected to complete the secondary app.
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  47. Accepted off the Waitlisted 6/4. Super happy and excited as I was getting ready to resubmit my CASPA applications this weekend. This was my number 1 school #tearsofjoy
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