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  1. 9 points
    Speaking as someone who went through the process last year, don't get caught up in who received what email where and when. If you meet the basic requirements, you'll receive an email giving you the chance to set up an interview. Everyone who applied gets assigned a tier. The ones who are highly recommended receive the email first, and it trickles down from there. I was in the 3rd tier last year. I received a blanket email that was on a first come, first serve basis. Those who pay the secondary application fee and complete the secondary application at that point are placed in the order they're received. If you don't meet the criteria, they will let you know. Keep your heads up! You've made it this far, you have something to offer!
  2. 9 points
    Anyone else checking their email at 1249am? No, just me? Ok. [emoji1787]Today’s the day! Praying we all get an invite for an interview! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 9 points
    Congratulations to those accepted in to Campbell!!! @hellofellowapplicants @peanutbutterPA @Googlebrain @aquacamel @salolli @MedGal1995's boyfriend @jordanje12 @RNtoPA19 @haley1209 @JRDubb @mattsully @NiYa13 @Mrusnack You guys rocked your interviews and are on your way to fulfilling your dreams of becoming a PA! Hoping to join you guys for the Class of 2022!! Happy Friday!
  4. 8 points
    My someone with "inside" access can step in and answer wether or not there will be more invites?
  5. 8 points
    Somebody take my phone away, tired of checking my email every 2 seconds
  6. 8 points
    Hello!! I know a few students already addressed this; but as a recent Duke grad, I wanted to add my two cents. As far as students being frazzled - super accurate depending on the day (high stakes exams, etc). But I don't think frazzled is the same as miserable. And I think all PA students at every school experience the stress of the exams at some point during didactic year. Regarding the reputation for not being prepared for clinicals is just wrong. Every single site I was at said Duke students are the most prepared compared to other schools. And many say we stand out above med students. I think the reason for this is we have multiple opportunities to be in the hospital and with patients during the first year and many experiences with standardized patients. Also Duke does not accept simply the brightest of the bunch- the students are overwhelming full of rich clinical experiences and backgrounds prior to PA school. The nontraditional student high acceptance is real. And because of that, some of us may have had harder time in classroom than the 4.0 GPA 22 year old, but one nice thing about Duke is the immense resources - like tutors and meeting with study-skills specialists. And the flip side is that clinical year comes more naturally for us, since a lot of us have great experience. With all this being said, it is important to choose the school that is best for you. At the interview, you may or may not click with the school you thought was your number one. And if you get accepted to multiple schools, then trust your gut for the best fit over rankings or other reasons. Best of luck to all - enjoy the journey!
  7. 8 points
    I got the call guys, I'm in! It's official. I received my call around 6:30 PM (later than I thought it'd be). Funny story is they had my mom's # instead of mine so she called me to give me the news after receiving the voicemail from Professor Coleman about my offer of acceptance. Haha. I'm still in shock and over the moon. Best of luck to everyone! :)
  8. 8 points
    I just got my acceptance call around 6:30 pm today! Super excited to be a part of this program!
  9. 8 points
    insurance companies are about money not healthcare. They aren't your neighbors, your helping hands or anything other than a business that wants to make the most money. Their decisions will be driven by that. I think any major change invokes the law of unintended consequences. I think they will be trivial compared to the improvement in our professional lives after OTP and direct payment from CMS finally happens.
  10. 8 points
    Hey everyone! Second year student here. I am writing to promote our newly formed student housing option for interviewees. We all know that applying to PA school is expensive. As such, our class wanted to create a program to help offset, albeit slightly, the financial burden of applying. By staying with a current student, you get a free place to stay plus you will have a great opportunity to learn about life as a CHAPA student. More information and the link to the google doc can be found on the interview form that Kay Denler sends out with interview invites. Congratulations to those of you who have received interviews! And congratulations to everyone for the courage and resolve to apply to PA school! Please let me know if you have any questions about this program. -Colin Jenks, PA-S2
  11. 7 points
    My PA program was the Army. We were woke at 5:30 for PT. That was about as woke as we got.
  12. 7 points
    I was talking to my best friend today and she got an invite yesterday for an interview at Sullivan. She told me she didn’t receive that email that some received about looking out for interview invites. That made me feel a little better. Trying to stay positive
  13. 7 points
    I've been on a faith-based medical cost sharing plan for ~3 years, and I'm wildly impressed by how much better it is than insurance.
  14. 7 points
    Hang tight everyone! Duke gets thousands of applications each year and legitimately reads each one. Not all schools do this.
  15. 6 points
    Unfortunately patients are real people and things like climate change, race, sexual orientation, immigration do affect the medical issues we may encounter when providing their care. Do I think medical education should be entirely centered around these things? No. But I do think ignoring them in the society we have today is short-sited and narrow minded. If you don’t think climate change is going to affect people’s health I think you will be in for a rude awakening.
  16. 6 points
    Hi guys! Congrats on those of you who have been accepted! I am in the class of 2021 and I'm currently working on your Facebook group - I will get you all added here soon so be on the lookout! Don't stress too much about stuff right now, we will get you everything you need long before you need it! Enjoy your last few months before you start!
  17. 6 points
    This has been an interesting, if wandering, thread. Just my .5 cents worth. Health care isn't a right. If it was the governement could force me and every other health care provider to give it away to anyone who needs it. We haven't made food and a roof over your head a right. How can something like health care be a right? Most people need health care. That doesn't automatically entitle them to it. It would be nice if everyone who needed care got it. Right now the perfect system, including the oft lauded universal health care system, doesn't exist. The words "fair" and "entitled" and "free" have become trigger words for me. Fair is you eat what you kill. Fair is taking care of people who can't take care of themselves. Fair is letting people who could take care of themselves but won't devolve naturally. Free doesn't exist. You can't give something to someone without taking something from someone else. Free things provided by the government are only free to the recipient. The rest of us pay for it in taxes. You aren't entitled to anything in this life except a fair shot at succeeding under your own power.
  18. 6 points
    Congrats, you all! No email for me, but just minutes ago, I got accepted to Campbell, which I really liked at my interview!
  19. 6 points
    I just received an invite!!! My chest is pounding so hard right now.
  20. 6 points
    They just called me! It feels unreal!
  21. 6 points
    My GRE was under 300 Not a great standardized test taker personally! I applied to a bunch in Cali as well which didn’t require a GRE and also Stony Brook which didn’t and already have an interview with them! Honestly, I’m not even that attracted at schools that would weed out students with excellent overall qualifications because of a low score on a general standardized exam. I mean, here they are training the future of healthcare and they’re completely dismissing applicants who could potentially make a wonderful contribution to medicine, because of a low score on a GRE (which as everyone remembers, doesn’t even test on biological sciences or anything healthcare related!). Kind of concerning if this is how schools are determining future healthcare providers....Just my two cents!
  22. 6 points
    We will host roughly 26 interview dates this admissions cycle which breaks down to on average 4 interview days in every month from August-February. This is still very early in our admissions interview cycle so do not feel frustrated or worried if you have yet to hear from us (I know that's easier for me to say given I'm on the other end of this process). We are committed to our holistic review process but sometimes this takes longer than the applicant may desire. Also we have an Information Session, available both on campus and online (live) for those who do not leave in the local region on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6-8pm. Registration can be found online at: https://med.psu.edu/physician-assistant/recruitment-events Caryn Stopper Director of Admissions
  23. 6 points
    Residency is the best thing I ever did. After the military I could have gotten a job in the ED. Now I can pick where I want to work. I recently found out the place where I have a job I make as much as the people who have been there 7 years.
  24. 6 points
    https://www.azpa.gov/MinutesUploads/Press/PA_201908261519_5927e698956c45ab9da8524bcb52c4d4.pdf This is HUGE guys. Basically, if you have a PA license in good standing in another state and move to AZ you can practice UNDER YOUR OLD STATE LICENSE. First in the country to do it. The application is ridiculously short and although it's not complete reciprocity, (you still have to pay AZ license fee), it will go a LONG ways towards streamlining the process of practicing there. Btw, this goes for virtually all licenses. Docs, PT's, nurses, teachers.....etc. Really ground breaking.
  25. 6 points
    Physician assistants practice medicine on teams....I like the way that sounds....
  26. 6 points
    Back when I was young enough and my back was good enough I used to ride horses a lot. I wasn't great at it and took a lot of advice from people more experienced than me. I remember being told a horse knows when you have no confidence in what you are doing...its a sense they have. Patients can be the same way. I don't know how to help you exude confidence. That really comes from inside. I have had the other problem more....over confidence. That combined with being a pretty big guy with the basso profundo voice I tend to intimidate even when I don't mean to. 30 years in I think I have hit a better middle ground. So from what you are describing I suspect the patients are sensing your trepidation. In this day and age of patient satisfaction surveys and Yelp reviews it is more likely you will have confrontational or even angry patients. They will sense weakness and pounce like a hawk on a field mouse. This sounds basic but how often do you practice being confident in the face of questions? Practice builds muscle memory so when the fear creeps in (or whatever word you use to describe it) things happen automatically. This was a critical skill in the military and during my time in law enforcement. I remember events unfolding and suddenly I am at an end point not having consciously taken any action but having done the right thing. Muscle memory. I would recommend seeing a therapist to see where this is coming from. It is unlikely it is a sudden unexplainable feeling with no clear origin. I am sure it is something that can be improved. You just need the right guidance. Best of luck
  27. 6 points
    I haven't heard anything yet and I was complete and 'under review' on 6/16. The thing is, don't count yourself out until they tell you to. I remember following another school and watching the invites come through and I had nothing. A week later, my invite came. Give it time.
  28. 6 points
    I keep getting emails from PCOM advertising their school in general and it’s such a tease when I see their name pop up in my email! Hoping we hear about interviews soon!
  29. 6 points
    Forget working in the ER - how can any person with this much hatred and bigotry function in a service profession? Working in the ER didn't DO THIS to this guy - this is him - his ingrained set of beliefs that he freely spews. These jackwads exist in every walk of life. Keeping them from ruining our profession or putting out bad press is a constant fight. If you can't treat a human being as a human being - don't go into medicine - at all. If you act like this - buh bye - so long - no more license for you. Tired of idiocy
  30. 5 points
    Just received my acceptance call! Super grateful for this incredible opportunity!
  31. 5 points
    Giving up my interview spot today as I got accepted into my top school! I hope this helps someone out! good luck
  32. 5 points
    I encourage you all to be patient because it was only six days ago that the last interview was done. It was said by Dr. Forrest said that the admissions notifications would be completed after about two to three weeks.
  33. 5 points
    My program in Texas in the 90s was - be there when we tell you, don't whine, figure it out, don't whine. If you couldn't learn in our setting - you were hiding in a broom closet somewhere. We WERE taught to treat a person - not a condition and to actually look into things such as lifestyle, economics, etc. Inner City Dallas is a culture all its own. My first history taking lessons included "well sir, why DID she hit you with the beer bottle? repeatedly" Some of my patients didn't have running water and many lived in third world conditions. I was taught to treat everyone - everyone - the gang banger who just shot a cop and the hooker who got beat up and the kid who was abused and the low income housewife and the Dallas Cowboys football player who hit an overpass - everyone deserved my best efforts. So, woke or whatever - our world is a mess and it does affect our patients. You have to check some personal things at the door and treat the patient.
  34. 5 points
    I just got the phone call! I was offered a spot and accepted! Good luck to the rest of the interviewees!
  35. 5 points
    Got an email stating to check emails regularly because interviews will start going out tomorrow. This seems like a good sign.
  36. 5 points
    I got the call after leaving my microbiology class tonight, I'm so so happy! I'm going to be a PA!!!
  37. 5 points
    Got my call!! I’m so excited for us all!
  38. 5 points
    Just got my acceptance call!!!! So excited to meet all of you!
  39. 5 points
    ACCEPTED today around 12 pm!!!!! Fun story - during lunch I literally got so sick I threw up all over the women's bathroom floor and then again 30 minutes later. Moral of the story: if you feel like your interview goes rough, just be thankful you didn't get physically ill!! Apologies to those at my interview that witnessed this! anyway, I still got in! be the best version of yourself and you'll do great! even if you upchuck
  40. 5 points
    I know I need to be more patient but I’m starting to get anxious! I really would love to get an interview
  41. 5 points
    I just received an invitation to interview at Pacific October 5th!
  42. 5 points
    Place the pads of your right index and middle fingers on the volar aspect of your distal left radius, about one inch proximal to the base of the thenar eminence. Do you feel a pulse? Congratulations, you stand a good chance at getting into nursing school.
  43. 5 points
    And now she can practice independently in over 30 states while we can't practice independently in any.... If that isn't the definition of irony I don't know what is.
  44. 5 points
    If there was literarily ONE piece of advice I would give all new grads from PA School in 2019? It would be to DO A RESIDENCY. IMHO they are absolutely going to be required moving forward. In fact, we are right on the edge of them being required now in lieu of extensive experience. Get it out of the way now and be done with it.
  45. 5 points
    I think that's an apples-to-oranges comparison. The DNP is not a clinical degree, and gives no additional clinical acumen. I think the apples-to-apples comparison, with respect to ED work, would be to a DHEd or an MHA. A DMS/DMSc, based on the curricula I've seen, DO appear to be much more involved with actual pathophysiology. Doesn't mean you're necessarily wrong, but I would like to hope that those opting for a more clinical (as opposed to research, managerial, or educational) doctorate would be recognized by the medical establishment appropriately. Edited to add: the irony of NPs having a monolithic doctorate, where PAs have a fragmented series of somewhat overlapping options is not lost on me.
  46. 5 points
    I think they sent out the email invitations for interviews at about 3:30 PM last year! Good luck y'all!
  47. 5 points
    Hi all! My application was under review 06/12 and I received an interview invitation for October today!! There is definitely hope for anyone who submitted a little earlier and have yet to hear back.
  48. 5 points
    Anyone else super anxious today hoping for a call
  49. 5 points
    Last year, I got an invite in early December for a January interview date. However since it looks like interviews will be held in November and December this year, I'm assuming invites may go out in October or early November.
  50. 5 points
    You can login into the portal without having been granted access yet. When I did this, it told me info about my application such as it is complete and under review. the website is: https://portal.mcphs.edu/ Hope this helps!
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