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  1. Oh my god yes. Last year they sent them out on Monday, this waiting game is horrific lol. Weve got another 36 hours MAX of waiting for these emails
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  2. My interview invite was 07/20 and they offered me a time of September 10th and another on September 24th and let me pick. They also let me choose my time (either 8am or 12:30pm). Hope this helps!
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  3. 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 years. Cheers!
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  4. Got accepted this morning! I hope everything goes smoothly with accreditation, and hope I’ll meet some future online Knights through this thread
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  5. Starting the University of Bridgeport 2021-2022 cycle thread!
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  7. I also got a call on the 23rd of acceptance but still haven't received the email.
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  8. When I emailed them about it awhile ago, they said after the initial 6 weeks, it can take another 6 weeks for US to hear back about there decision. The first 4-6 weeks are just for application reviews I guess
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  9. Did anyone get an email saying you have been put on the interview waitlist?
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  10. We are not able to share information about the interview, but you should prepare as you would for any other! You will receive information about the specifics beforehand.
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  11. @Mbrag13 I also got a phone call acceptance! I was wondering when you received the email information. I keep checking my spam just to make sure, but I know it will take some time since my interview was on Friday
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  12. I work with someone that goes there in the direct entry program and she said she got an interview invite a few days ago for a day in August
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  13. I received that too, but I am out of state, so I cannot attend.
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  14. I submitted 7/12 and just got an email today 7/25 that my application is complete and now in the screening process.. Lol can't lie, the emails a little nervewracking. They really lay out the whole process for you.
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  15. It's so important to be okay with not knowing everything. I spent the first year (I'm currently year 2 out of school) constantly fighting imposter syndrome and feeling like an idiot because of all the things I didn't know that I expected I should know. I figured "I'm not a student anymore, so obviously I should know things now." I was so wrong. The best thing you can do be okay with the fact that you don't know everything, trust that knowledge comes with time, and be up front about what you do and do not know with your colleagues and even your patients. Also: family medicine is insane. I seriously doubted my choice to go become a PA during my rotations in FM. It wasn't until I had a few rotations in specialties that I liked a lot that my original passion for medicine pre-PA school returned. Don't lose hope!
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  16. I applied June 12th but have not heard anything back other than "your application has been verified". Anyone else?
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  17. I don't think it ever updates the actual castlebranch site. When I went to the interview, I think I recall them saying something about not worrying about that because many people worry about that. UPS told me it takes 48 business hours for them to receive it but idk if other places are different
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  18. Yes, that’s what my email said as well!
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  19. @Sammipa @2021pabound I received the same email! I submitted my application at the end of May.
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  20. @Gratefulguy and @karafrazier, thank you so much. Best of luck on both of your interviews
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  21. Seriously though, congrats! Go forth and do great things my friend!
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  22. @ThePAplanMaci told me yesterday acceptance emails and letters will be sent out within the next two weeks. She said that she gets a notification earlier than the emails about who gets acceptance and that is why she calls.
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  23. @Keshipley I applied the end of May and my GRE was accepted the first week of June. I was rejected by the in-person program last week and then accepted to the hybrid yesterday. From the sounds of it the hybrid just started to accept people. Good luck!
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  24. Got my official notice today that the class is filled and they will not be taking me off the waitlist. Congrats to everyone that was accepted and good luck to the rest of us for next cycle!
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  25. Got accepted this morning! Got the call from Macie! Now I am just waiting for the acceptance email! Hopefully everything goes smoothly with the accreditation!
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  26. @FuturePA1223@stat1177 I feel like with rolling admissions, no news after your 8 weeks is good news! Easier said than felt... but your application is probably competitive so they don't want to cut you off then decide they want to interview you. Trying to find a little sunshine- keep the faith!
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  27. From what I have heard and looking at past cycles, I don't think Northwestern starts doing anything until September or after as far as sending out invites or rejections but I could be wrong.
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  28. Hey all!! I’ve been a long time viewer of the forum, finally decided to join as interviews start being handed out!! Ohhh man… that Midwestern sun!! I cannot wait!!!!!! Best of luck to you all!! I am so happy to say I’ve been selected for an interview at Midwestern on august 6th!!!
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  29. Is there an accepted students Facebook group anywhere?
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  30. I just got my acceptance today! I’m curious about their accreditation though, as I’m sure most people are… has anyone spoken with Macie about this? She didn’t have an appointment available until mid august. The program seems so wonderful! I hope everything works out with accreditation, I’d love to attend this program.
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  31. thanks so much! it was also nice meeting you along with everyone else yesterday!! good luck to everyone
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  32. I answered that option and I interpreted it in a similar way. They did not ask for a particular example so, I described my approach to working with people who have differing opinions from me. I did give an example, though it was broad. I then tried to explain how important these skills would be in my career as a PA and how they would function to benefit my patients.
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  33. I'm from MA and a majority of the PAs I most admire all went to Northeastern, coincidence/location play a factor in that, but because of them Northeastern has always been one of my top choices. Unfortunately, I got covid while at the time of my A&P2 midterm and ended up with a B- for a final grade. Recently decided it was worth it to apply anyway and retake A&P if I manage to get in.
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  34. 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!
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  35. Interview invites typically go out August (September interviews) and October (November interviews).
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  36. Low tech: I have a folder on my computer where I keep electronic copies of all of my certs and CME documents. That way whenever I go through a credentialing process I can upload them to whomever asks. Many of those processes want copies of all of your merit badge courses: BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS, ....
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  37. I agree, definitely not worth the money. I have also been accepted at another program, I wanted to weigh my options with RVU but with the probation status, along with flagging from the VA (veteran using GI Bill) I will most likely be declining the interview. Thank you @abbre for bringing this to everyone’s attention!
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  38. I submitted CASPA yesterday (7/5) and was verified today (7/6). I have not received a confirmation email yet, but I toured HPU’s PA school today and was absolutely blown away by the facility. I would LOVE to go here. The tour guide was the head of graduate admissions and said the admissions team would not be sending out interview invites until September. Good luck everyone!
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  39. 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 have attend a school that has a great network of classmates, professors, and staff to support you every step of the way. UB truly does have all those things, and has exceptional 1st time PANCE pass rates, among other impressive success rates. Needless to say, I highly recommend this program!
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  40. It's not the job of nurses to hold themselves back for PAs benefit though. Degree creep wasn't started by nurses but nurses did keep up with it. PAs have not. That causes a competitive disadvantage for PAs.
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  41. Twice you blamed NPs for degree creep. I understand you may not be fond of NPs, but you should make sure that complaints are rooted in fact: The first DPT program started in 1992. First graduating class 1996 from Creighton University. First AUD program was established at Baylor U in 1994. Doctor of Occupational therapy? 1998. Pharm D - 1950 One of the most recent? The DNP program, with the first one starting in 2001 at the University of Kentucky. Nurses aren't responsible for the degree creep, but we DID adapt to it and ensure our credentials kept up with a changing world to ensure we remain competitive for positions and with legislators when fighting for independence.
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  42. Everyone feels this way sometimes. It's normal. I think for me, after 23 years of practice, was to find some things I am really passionate about. I spend a day a month doing home visits at an assisted living facility where I get to sit and chat with my patients, see photos of their grandchildren, and pet their dogs. I also am going to be working in a health promotion clinic where we talk about wellness instead of sickness. I pursued a masters in nutrition and now I see a lot patients who want help with that. I took my primary care job and branched it out so I have things I love to look forward to throughout the month. I was thinking the time had come to get out of medicine and now I'm inspired all over again. Best of luck.
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  43. Agree with all the above. Just recently, 32 years in, I have learned to draw a hard line between work and home. By hard I mean HARD. Today they wanted me to do a virtual visit via Doximity with my personal phone because the computers were acting up. Nope. I don't use my personal stuff for work purposes. I don't take work home. I work so I can have a personal life. Work is not the purpose of my life. Work is work and there are limits. My personal life is the focus. Eat healthy. Stay active. Focus on the real important things like family and friends. Make the time to enjoy life. It doesn't last forever. Don't feel guilty about anything work related that isn't your direct responsibility. If admin tries to shame you... smile and say I'm sorry" and then forget about it. Go home and hug the SO and pet the dog.
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  44. Going into a surgical subspecialty wasn't a hard decision for me since the job offer fell into my lap. Lol. It also checked a lot of boxes and fit my interests. Switching to two other surgical subspecialties wasn't that hard but did require some networking, flexibility and planning. I will say that once you're out into practice and decide to make a switch from specialty to general or vis versa, whatever, be an open sponge in your new field, be prepared to hit the books, and find a practice that is willing to train you. For the time being, if you're on the fence on which way to go, I'd recommend that you lean toward a general field. You'll solidify more of the skills and knowledge you just spent twoish years learning. With that said, lean the closest to the practice that would be a better fit for a new grad by offering mentorship and guidance as well as supporting you in your transition from school to practice.
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  45. That's a no go as a new grad. Not safe. Solo anything as a fresh graduate is asking for serious trouble for you and your patients, and the fact that the organization would be willing to put you in that role is terrifying and shows you their integrity and commitment to both your and the patient's safety. Run don't walk. Edit: A year long contract is appropriate
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  46. I have a friend who is both an NP and a PA. She makes really good money and is in the OR and clinic (as a PA) as well as running women's heart health classes (as an NP). She is an employee of a hospital and makes a mint. It's a smart way to go and I wish I had done the same, sometimes.
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