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  1. Got an acceptance call at 12pm today. I’m absolutely ecstatic. Did not expect any word from them on a weekend, so it came as a shock. 3rd time applicant, low GPA, rocky personal history that they were willing to look past. Keep the faith. Can’t wait to meet my future classmates btw, it was from a ‘No Caller ID number.
    12 points
  2. Hi all. I just wanted to offer some help and encouragement. I didn't get in to Duke. You are SO MUCH MORE than your application status. This is just a small blip in light of eternity. I'll be praying for us all as our worth is tied to our professions and what we do. On another note, if there are any veterans (anyone who has served in an American military service and was honorably/generally discharged) the VA's HPSP scholarship is accepting applications. I've applied and have been accepted. They are ONLY offering spots to veteran PA students. There are other options for students to apply for positions with the federal government for loan repayment or scholarship separate from the NHS program. Let me know if you need help with your application. Message me directly if you want to talk or need help. Hang in there!
    9 points
  3. I haven't seen the term physician extender used in a long long time....until today. I received a years worth of peer review charts (due immediately even though they were 10 months over due before I received them) and the name of the form? Physician Extender- Mid Level Peer Review. I answered that I couldn't help them because I'm not a physician extender and I don't know what one is. I'll probably be in trouble but if we don't stand up every time this happens how does anything change?
    8 points
  4. I was a study provider for a version of an HPV vaccine in the early 2000s. The entire concept of preventing CANCER was amazing. I cannot stress that enough - Amazing that during my lifetime we could prevent a cancer!! My kids are HPV vaccinated - no question - no argument - they got the shots. I have vaccinated a TON of women and some men over the age of 20 and even had those OVER 45 pay for the shots - they are widowed, divorced and joining the dating world and HPV and STDs are SUPER REAL. My experience treating veterans has shown me that - once out - some don't want to BE TOLD to do anything again - sorry folks - price of citizenship. A lot of angst spread from a bad batch of Anthrax vaccines and some problems they did actually cause. The loss of faith in science and the ability to spread flagrant BS conspiracy theories is damaging public health and making it very hard for practitioners to properly educate their patients to the reality of science. This should not be hard. It is real and it freaking works. My mum died from ovarian cancer at age 55. I hope to see in my lifetime a way to find this f'ing cancer earlier or even prevent it. Let's take a win and run with it. Cancer sucks. Science is real. Public Health should be required.
    8 points
  5. Yeah. Crazy. Who wants to prevent cancer with a proven vaccine? That’s stupid. Look at Australia, due to their HPV vaccine mandate, they’ve nearly completely eradicated cervical cancer from the continent. Freakin idiots.
    8 points
  6. GOT AN INTERVIEW INVITE!!! LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    8 points
  7. So excited and nervous all in one. Wishing everyone the best this week since decisions are likely coming out!
    7 points
  8. Just declined my seat for another program, good luck to everyone else!
    7 points
  9. Hello…last year, I received my interview invitation via email on December 15th and had to reserve my interview date by December 17th. To the best of my knowledge they sent out all the invitations on the same day. After I interviewed on January 29th, I was then called by two faculty members (Dr. Yealy and Dr. Mularoni) on February 2nd or 3rd at work and given the news that I had been selected, congratulated and asked if I would be accepting the invitation. After freaking out and verbally accepting, I then received my official “Acceptance to UT’s PAM Program” email on February 5th. You then have roughly 10 to 14 days to officially accept and secure your seat with the deposit. That’s when everything gets a little more real and things start moving slightly faster. I think they take a couple of days to contact the selectees by phone to get everyone verbally notified and invited and then they send out the welcome email to everyone on the same day. Hope this helps.
    6 points
  10. Just got the acceptance call! Wahoo!
    6 points
  11. Interviewed on Nov/19. Just got an acceptance call!
    6 points
  12. Hey all, I reached out to MEDEX directly to ask our common questions. Tove Blake, the Director of Admissions, confirmed that they have NOT yet held interviews for Kona or Anchorage, and there WILL be one last interview in late January for all campuses. (As an aside, given the way the calendar falls this year, I do not expect there to be any additional interviews scheduled for this year beyond what is already planned. I guess we can all take a break from worrying for a couple weeks and pick back up in December when January invitations start?)
    6 points
  13. I wish we could make administrators come work with us - paired at the hip.......... They go where you go, they pee when you pee, etc. The insanity first hand. Even 20 yrs ago in an urban ER, we were expected to see 50 in a 12 hour shift. Some sort of trophy for seeing over 50. I pointed out during a staff meeting that the over 50 Glee Club had the highest rate of bouncebacks and bad outcomes. Crickets........................ meeting adjourned. Medicine isn't McDonalds and you can't have fries with that.
    6 points
  14. Okay, I combed the last four application cycle records to make this list. I thought it might help people who are still in interview limbo and wondering about how many interviews are held per site, when they are typically scheduled, etc. Also, I've seen several mentions through the years of a final interview at Seattle that's used as a sort of catch-all for all the sites. However, I can't confirm a single date of this interview from any of the last four cycles. 2017: application due 9/1 SEA- 9/26, 10/12, 11/14 TAC- 10/21, 12/9 SPO- 1/6/18 ANC- 11/18 2018: application due 9/1 SEA- 9/28, 11/1, 11/29 TAC- 10/13, 12/8 SPO- 10/20 ANC- 11/17 2019: application due 9/1 SEA- 9/26, 11/1, 11/22 TAC- 10/26, 12/7 SPO- 10/19, 12/14 ANC- 11/16 KONA- 1/18/20 2020: application due 9/1 SEA- 9/25, 11/7, 12/12 TAC- 10/10, 11/14 SPO- 10/24, 11/21 ANC- 10/17 KONA- 12/5, 1/16/21 2021 (thus far): application due 10/1 SEA- 9/24, 10/22 TAC- 10/8, 11/15 SPO- 10/15, 11/19
    6 points
  15. Thank you to everyone that responded! I happily declined the offer.
    6 points
  16. Got an interview for 12/10 pm slot! 28 spots are filled as of now. AND DONT LOSE HOPE! I submitted back in June and honestly forgot about this school. I really thought I was getting rejected. Keep your heads up
    5 points
  17. Accepted last night!! I am going to turn it down bc I accepted an offer from another school I vibed with more, so hopefully that will open a spot! Congratulations to everyone who was accepted so far!
    5 points
  18. 5 points
  19. Interviewed 10/1, was just accepted!
    5 points
  20. I interviewed on Thursday 11/11! Today I was offered early acceptance to Salt Lake Campus and I couldn’t be more excited! I am so excited to meet some of you this summer!
    5 points
  21. Some providers speak in sense and some speak in dollars. I think you know which one you are.
    5 points
  22. They have not! I am currently in a GroupMe of accepted students and we only have 45 people! Some of which are still deciding what school will be best for them Do not lose hope y'all!
    5 points
  23. Hey y'all, got waitlisted today. Not sure if I'm going to put down the waitlist deposit since I've already been accepted somewhere else. Congrats to those who got in! It was awesome meeting you all at the interview.
    5 points
  24. The "Old Guard" are those who made this profession what it is today!!! Many of us took jobs where we were among the first PAs and took the body blows from all comers physicians, nurses, and administrators. It was our competence and proven results that turned the tide for this profession to expand to what it is today!! I recall back in the 70s & 80s' there were about thirty-five PA programs, including three in the military along with a single non-accredited Bureau of Prisons program. The jobs that were available were scarce and fairly ignorant of how to use PAs and with questionable salaries. Those were times for everyone to learn and grow together while suffering the growing pains together. The Chairman of the Department of Medicine selected me at the Yale School of Medicine to work with Internal Medicine Residents on inpatient rotations as the first PA hospitalist. Because of my performance the idea of a PA Inpatient Service grew and now represents one of the largest PA (NPs came along later) Hospitalist program in the Northeast covering or assigned to all sections of the Department of Medicine in multiple hospitals! We "Old Guard" are the reason PAs staff remote industrial sites offshore oil rigs, far-flung Alaskan villages. We didn't sit around whining and b**ching about how unappreciated we were or the amount of initials on or lab coats, we stepped up and worked hard and yes fought some serious turf wars in all clinical settings. Which one of you degree obsessed, low self-esteem, moniker fixated, senior PA denigrating people, fought the fight that created national certification, PA licensure, prescriptive authority, created commissioned PAs as officers? I for one am sick of newby wannabes bad-mouthing "Old Guard" PAs and questioning their judgement and motives. One of the greatest benefit of my remote jobs is my employer doesn't hire "Kid PAs" and they truly respect our experience and judgement!!! I witnessed the frequent weak-kneed behavior of our "professional organization" when the PA profession is under attack by the nursing profession, physician organizations we "Old Guard PAs" fought these fights from day one for many many years in our job sites.
    5 points
  25. I have notifications on for this forum to receive emails and all I saw was an email that had “physician assistant” in the subject and my stomach sank so nervous.
    5 points
  26. I got an acceptance call yesterday - I was shaking so hard afterwards!! I'm so excited that I'm going to be a PA!!!!!!! I was in Group A for anyone wondering. Still feels like a dream. For anyone who is accepted - we should start a GroupMe / FB page if there isn't one already! I can't wait to meet all of you.
    5 points
  27. Received acceptance call around 12pm today! First time lower than average gpa applicant. To anyone else doubting their gpa... this was my 5th interview this cycle. Going into the interview I was already feeling a bit burned out and discouraged from previous results. I’m not the best at interviews and this was my first acceptance. So... you can do it, you’ll get in, and don’t give up
    5 points
  28. Congrats!! Looking forward to meeting you all! I’m also down for the group me!
    5 points
  29. It was so nice to see familiar faces from last night - I was thinking of you guys after & I hope you all feel confident!! Now we wait two weeks Good luck everyone
    5 points
  30. Well, I've committed. Accepted the offer, paid my deposit. Look forward to meeting everyone next year!
    5 points
  31. Good job to everyone yesterday!! You all looked and sounded great. Nice to meet everybody
    5 points
  32. Funny story- I just saw the comedian, Patton Oswalt, live. He opened the night by saying" just so you all know, I've been vaccinated against covid". People clapped. He stopped us and said "that doesn't deserve applause. That's like wow, he followed a basic public health concept like wipe your butt and wash your hands after your crap. This should be common sense, folks." https://news.yahoo.com/patton-oswalt-brutally-says-why-155446859.html?fr=yhssrp_catchall
    4 points
  33. I have a simple response to that in the real world. "I'll notify the patient that you (mention by name) refused my referral. If they have a bad outcome because of delay in care I'll notify the medical board. I work at the VA which is, to say the least, an interesting place. There seems to be a lot of tiny kingdoms with petty tyrants. So if, for example, the pharmacy refuses to fill a prescription for a reason I don't agree with I document in the chart who denied the order. Then I tell the patient who, by name, wouldn't give them what I recommended. There is no hiding inside the computer. You make the call...you get the heat. I'll often give out office phone numbers too. Its a lot harder to do that sort of thing when you have to directly face the results.
    4 points
  34. Got an acceptance. Thankful.
    4 points
  35. Also got the call! Interviewed 11/12.
    4 points
  36. I interviewed yesterday and also received an acceptance call around 10:50 this morning! 4 time applicant with a low GPA but very high amount of PCE/HCE. Hoping everyone receives the news they want to hear soon, whether it’s from this program or another. You’ll end up where you’re meant to be. Never give up and remember ANYTHING is possible!
    4 points
  37. Camus followed absurdist philosophy which has some facets of nihilism - basically who gives a flying F***. A very dark outlook. I certainly hope that is not where we are headed. I will stick with my belief in humanity and the desire to live. Maybe even the idea that humans are responsible to each other. To each his own…..
    4 points
  38. Interviews have all been scheduled for Fridays. The last two Fridays of December are holidays, so they’re obviously not going to schedule them then. Given that they provide a month’s notice prior to each interview, I would guess they aren’t going to announce any more until next month (which means the interviews themselves would be scheduled for January). Tove said the catch-all interview is late January, so maybe the 21st or 28th? That would leave the 7th and 14th as likely dates for Kona and Anchorage.
    4 points
  39. There's enough blame to go around without denigrating any generation: * We have the early-career PAs who are so busy trying to survive and get the 10,000 hours which will make them marketable, they're heads down making loan payments and don't get involved or donate. * We have mid-career PAs who are seeing things be not-as-good-as-expected, who are who I see most agitated and agitating. It's not the recent grads; it's the 10-year PAs like me who are frustrated with a professional ceiling and "mother may I?" regulations, who see NPs, sometimes dangerous idiots, risking patient care... you get the picture: those with enough perspective to think "this could be better" but without the inside connections to actually influence it to be so. * And then there are the seniors. Many fought hard for what we have now. Some are still fighting, some never did, and some are now occupying leadership positions without bringing the attendant positive influence to bear. I see a lot of the middle group on the PAFT board; I see a genuine mix, but mostly of the latter two groups, on the AAPA DEI commission.
    4 points
  40. Older applicants after reading this thread
    4 points
  41. I was accepted off the waitlist last week but have decided to give up my seat. I have been accepted to another school with a start date that works better for me. Hope this opens up a spot for one of you! Good luck everyone!
    4 points
  42. I was just accepted into the program on Friday from the waitlist! I'm so excited for this opportunity and am rooting for all you still waiting!!
    4 points
  43. Hello everyone! I've debated on if and when to make this post and just decided to go ahead and make it now as opposed to later since some of you will start getting notified about your status in the next few weeks. My name is Chris. I just turned 48 last week and I was originally in the 2021 cohort here at UT. As of week 11 (Oct. 28th) I was put on a medical leave of absence and officially placed into the 2022 cohort. I won't be returning to Oregon during this 10 month "break" but instead I will be rehabbing my shoulder and eventually getting a job to keep me from being isolated and to maybe learn some new relevant clinical skills that might be of use moving forward. Since I'm here in Tampa, already admitted into the program, and I was almost finished with the first semester (arguably the most difficult one) before the decision was made to move me, I obviously have some important information for us as a group moving forward. I will answer what questions I can within reason that are ethically reasonable to answer at this point in the process for you but I obviously don't want to ruin the experience for you. The surprise and reaction in the moment is part of the fun and the learning process and I don't want to take that from you. I will try my best to help us avoid some of the mistakes that we made with the 2021 cohort. I can't help you with the PA-CAT since I didn't take it so don't ask me because IDK anything about it. All that I know about it has already been stated here by others in this forum. Whatever questions you have fire them out. I will either answer them or I might defer my answer until once the interviews are established or once the cohort is established depending on the nature of the question. I might not know the answer and if I don't I'll get the answer for you. I also plan to set up the Cohort Facebook page as well as a Cohort GroupMe (2021 uses this a ton) page that you will be invited to once the cohort is established in February 2022. We will likely also have a MS Teams page for uploading textbooks, docs....etc. too, but we'll worry about that later. I'll probably come over during some of the interviews and meet some of you since I'm just across the street from campus on the Riverwalk. Anyway, sorry for the long post. I'm usually not this talkative and likely won't be moving forward. Just wanted to introduce myself and make myself available to you as a resource. I'll likely be more valuable once you've interviewed and beyond that but feel free to ask whatever. I look forward to meeting you all once you're in. The 2021 cohort is and always will be my first "cohort family" and I love those guys, but those of you that get invited to the 2022 cohort will be family too. We've got one hell of a journey ahead of us folks! Some will be on you as individuals to successfully learn and complete, but a lot of it will require teamwork and a willingness to work, struggle, fail and succeed together as a team. I hope you are all ready. Take care. Regards, Chris McCaskill University of Tampa-PAM Cohort 2022 c.mccaskill@spartans.ut.edu (feel free to email and I'll give you my number too if you want to text)
    4 points
  44. Amazing news @alysd !!!!!! I know how hard you’re been trying and for so many cycles. Your perseverance and determination is second to none. I’m so stoked for you. Congratulations! - Jake
    4 points
  45. Congrats to everyone that is getting accepted into Elon!! Can’t wait for all of us to become PAs! I would love to start a groupme for the class of 2023 to start to get to know each other!!! Let me know if anyone is interested
    4 points
  46. I applied early June and have not heard back either, other than the confirmation email confirming my application was complete and I would be contacted if an invitation for interview was extended. Since I received those emails, I have not bothered to reach out. I’m sure they would say my application is still being considered and to be patient. So, I’m trying to do just that - be patient because I know in the past they have extended invitations to interview all the way through February. Before I started this process, I received a quote that has helped with this long waiting period - “no news can be considered good news”
    4 points
  47. Eh, I wouldn't worry too much. AAPA can remove presidents elect without consequences or explanation, should the mood strike the board.
    4 points
  48. I'd warn you that it is not worth it. Be sure you spend a lot of time shadowing before you make this decision, because there are a tremendous number of unhappy healthcare providers. It's probably not the career you idealize it to be. Overwhelmingly we have all become drones in a huge system practicing bad corporate medicine. I'm usually in the position of dissuading even young people from going into this.
    4 points
  49. I received a rejection email yesterday as well, but was accepted to a different program around the same time! Good luck to everyone
    4 points
  50. I was accepted and interviewed 10/29. I'M SO EXCITED TO MEET EVERYONE!
    4 points
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