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  1. Now that I’ve collected my thoughts, I got an email that I was taken off the waitlist yesterday! Interviewed 9/22, waitlisted 9/29, offer of admission 10/18. I’m shocked. This was my third year applying, first time interviewing at Duke, and first acceptance I’ve ever received, and it’s from the best program in the nation!? After so many rejections and heartache...
    19 points
  2. Thank you guys!!! I used to hate hearing everyone say hang in there, etc etc. After 20+ rejections collectively I was over it and approached this year with a more relaxed attitude after so many “learning opportunities.” I think it helped my interviews because I was no longer this nervous wreck who overthought everything she said and just wrote and spoke from the heart. Last year was the lowest point of my life, so I understand if anyone might be feeling defeated, even during the waiting game. What helped me was hearing success stories after failures so I hoped this would give you guys some hope
    12 points
  3. I'm going to strongly disagree with this. I have done hundreds of DOT exams and many are very simple but you WILL find yourself in a position of failing someone and getting the full blast of their anger because YOU are taking away their ability to earn. The fact that they are grossly overweight, smoke, drink, think exercise is lifting a fork, and can't eat anything healthy because "I'm a truck driver" will mean nothing to them. They take no responsibility for their own problems and will blame you. I have been screamed at, threatened, even had my life threatened and my family's. My DOT is current for a few more years and, as Reality said, will never do another DOT physical. Oh yea... the alternative to the above is clearing someone who shouldn't be cleared and staying up nights wondering when the lawyer is going to call because they guy you cleared passed out behind the wheel and drove his tanker full of gas into a school bus full of children and nuns. Never again...
    7 points
  4. I just got a virtual interview invite today for 11/10. I submitted on 07/09.
    6 points
  5. Just got an ACCEPTANCE!!
    6 points
  6. Current student and NHSC scholar at the University of South Alabama. I have nothing but GREAT things to say about the program. The faculty is wonderful. This is a rigorous program. It is not easy, just like any other PA program. Don’t let the frustrations of one former disgruntled student sway you from this program. You will be provided with ample opportunities and everything you need to become a competent provider. Best of luck to all of you in your interviews!!!
    5 points
  7. Evil morons tend to gravitate to high-volume, low-oversight things like "low T" clinics. Or elected office.
    5 points
  8. AHH! i just got an acceptance what an amazing start to the weekend! i can’t wait to meet everyone!
    4 points
  9. There are few things that scare me in medicine...I mean physically scare me, but I have said for years I know what they are. Desperate drug seekers and DOT physicals... Desperate drug seekers are very reactional, if you call security when they threaten you generally everything turns out fine once they come down.... DOT's are another animal altogether...these guys are truck drivers of which 90% think the government is "out to get them". They are Breitbart loving cultists who think you are failing them because you are the liberal govt agent assigned to take food out of their kids mouths. I have had several occurrences where I had to fail a DOT applicant where he stood up and said you are taking food out my kids mouths and no one does that..... I will kill anyone that does that. In the last 10 years I have had two patients stand up and square off on me....I am 6'3" 280lbs.....when I stand up and square off back they back down, but I would NEVER assume they were done. I have had a clinic hire a cop to provide Security at our clinic for 6 weeks straight after a "conservative" truck driver declared he would be back to kill all of us that afternoon after I failed him for undiagnosed and untreated NIDDM. You getting the picture yet? NOTHING scares me more in medicine than a DOT physical I must fail according to FMCSA standards. Good luck.
    4 points
  10. I just got an interview invite today for November!
    4 points
  11. ALERT! Interview invites are going out! I just got mine! Good luck to everyone!!
    4 points
  12. I was accepted 30 min after I posted this. I just want to give you hope because I know a lot of people heard back yesterday rather than today. Stay positive!
    4 points
  13. I just got an acceptance too!
    4 points
  14. I made the difficult decision and gave up my seat in the Tacoma class as I've decided to attend another program. I hope this grants someone else the opportunity!
    4 points
  15. I received my first acceptance this morning! I’m going to be a PA!!
    4 points
  16. When I was choosing my date/time slot, I do believe I saw December dates listed as well.
    4 points
  17. When the patients OR the staff ask "how long are you staying?" that's a red flag that you should not plan on staying. FQHCs, like most nonprofits, are run by incompetents, who are at times well-meaning, but generally ineffective. Of all the messes you mentioned and assuming for the sake of anonymous internet advice that you're telling the whole story, I believe that HR disclosing your name to the alcohol-abusing employee is the best cause for you to walk away, and in fact probably sue, this employer. If this were a sane employer, they would be bending over backwards to keep you. Rest assured that while many FQHCs have stupid, inexcusable problems like this, there are other avenues for you to help this very needy population. I recommend you get out of there and find a new place from which you can help them. You're going to want an employment law lawyer, and while they may seem expensive, I believe that is a good investment in your career viability in the long run.
    4 points
  18. I'm late to the game here, but I got curious with the rest of ya'll so I thought I'd share my good news! MEDEX Seattle offered me a seat on 9/28 and I accepted! I did a happy dance with my baby for an hour and still revel in that thought of me being able to say out loud "I'm going to be a PA!" This was my third-time applying to MEDEX, I've been going at this for over a decade now! Definitely worth the effort and I truly believe everything happens for a reason, even after investing money into previous application cycles. This time I applied early and submitted on 5/30 (the weekend my car was stolen). Got an interview invite on 8/23 for 9/24 and here I am! I was so impressed with the group that I interviewed and had major imposter syndrome. To those that already received their acceptance, congratulations, I can't wait to be in the same class as you remarkable people! Maybe I can be carpool buddies with another person from the Renton area...
    4 points
  19. You're 6'3 280? Son I'm not letting YOU between me and the door
    3 points
  20. ME TOOOOO!!! I JUST GOT ACCEPTED
    3 points
  21. Two other tips when doing a DOT physical. Never...NEVER wear your Stethoscope around your neck.... and never let the patient get between you and the door. Always have an exit to hit on if you are attacked.
    3 points
  22. Hey everyone! I am a current Spokane didactic student and will open a zoom call for Q&A on Saturday, October 23 at 10am PST. Feel free to join in no matter your campus preference or admission status! I’ll post the link here the night before (this Friday) Im happy to answer questions about how to prep for classes next summer, schedules, how to study, etc. I can help Spokane students with Spokane specific info but I’ll do my best for other campuses as well. Looking forward to chatting with you! Nikki
    3 points
  23. Just got the call today! I was interviewed on June 8th and was waitlisted. Sending good vibes to all of those who are still waiting!
    3 points
  24. Here's the link for tomorrow! Nikki Henry is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting at 10am PST on Saturday, 10/23/21. Join Zoom Meeting https://uw-phi.zoom.us/j/98426165887 Meeting ID: 984 2616 5887 See you there! Nikki
    3 points
  25. I am also a current student at the University of South Alabama PA program. I second what @mattr said. PA school is a hard and rigorous program, and requires a great degree of mental fortitude and resolve. It is not for the faint of heart. But honestly, you will not find a better program than the University of South Alabama. All the staff and faculty actively work for your good and to help you succeed. Please do not let the voice of one person drown out the many who can attest to the authenticity of this program. Through the highs and lows of the program so far, I have never once doubted my decision to come to school here. Keep grinding everyone.
    3 points
  26. Just received an acceptance call!! Happy!!! Interviewed 10/11. They said I will received formal acceptance letter in the mail in 2-3 weeks. I asked if there was a deadline to comit by, but he said to just wait for the letter in the mail - so I guess I'll wait on that for further information. Good luck to everyone here!!!! You got this!!
    3 points
  27. just fail the test...... your SP would also need to be certified
    3 points
  28. SammyJ - NO! I applied at that same time frame, and was getting worried as well. You should absolutely be in this round of interviews according to the webinar last night! Keep checking!
    3 points
  29. Should be another few weeks/month or so until interviews start rolling out! good luck to all @GailG
    3 points
  30. Accepted today!!!! Can’t believe it…
    3 points
  31. Just received my second level evaluation email! I was verified 6/21 and received the “application received” email 6/28/21.
    3 points
  32. I am starting to get nervous that I did not receive a call for an interview yesterday. I wonder if they are sending it out in waves? Good luck to everyone still waiting with nerves to hear back from schools!
    3 points
  33. Accepted from the waitlist today! Beyond excited!!
    3 points
  34. Think how depressing it is for all the NPs who have done their cracker-jack box online DNPs and now are getting offered more money to work as floor nurses.
    3 points
  35. 3 points
  36. I personally do not understand back to back 10 or 12 hour shifts. And never 7 in a row. Work degradation has to be real. No one can sustain mental judgment after 50 hrs in five days and sometimes not even 40 hrs in 4 days. I agree with Scott - the time to recover is real and that is a swing shift type of setting - not the normal circadian rhythm. B.K. - before kids - I worked 6 pm to 6 am in a Level II ER in an urban setting with easily 35 patients a shift. I only had to work 10 shifts a month back then and rarely back to back and somehow made it work. Kids changed everything. And age..... Being a bat working overnight got to suck pretty quickly. Work to live not live to work. Do good work, make sure you are fully present and able to make sound decisions. My crusty old 2 cents
    3 points
  37. Let me add (having recently started doing pre-ops after a long hiatus) you don't clear anyone. You stratify their risk. I have found a form in our computer (that I cannot share unfortunately) that lets me fill in a few blocks , check a few more, and then rate their peri and post-operative risks. At the end of the day the anesthesiologist and surgeon make the final decision based on your assessment. Good luck!
    3 points
  38. So quick question, if you haven’t been invited to interview yet, is it the end of the line for this program? Or will there be more sessions?
    3 points
  39. Invite received! It’s for 10/21-10/22. Pretty quick turnaround! I’m guessing maybe I got someone who canceled’s spot.
    3 points
  40. GUYSSS!!! I JUST GOT MY ACCEPTANCE LETTER HALF AN HOUR AGO!
    2 points
  41. Hey everyone, I am a current PA student at Touro University California. I wanted to wish everyone the best of luck in the application process this cycle. With exams and heavy load of PA coursework, I will be checking this page periodically to answer any questions that I can. Apologies in advance if there is any delay in responses, I will try my best! The season of interviews have begun and they are being held virtually on a rolling basis. Interviews are conducted in an MMI format. Best of luck to all, looking forward to meeting the future class of 2025!
    2 points
  42. I believe during yesterday's interview session they said they are interviewing one more group on October 28/29 and then the admissions committee will meet and notify those interviewed of their status. There were around 80-90 applicants interviewed yesterday and they did not make it seem as they were offering more dates beyond October 28/29, but I am not 100% certain.
    2 points
  43. I just received my acceptance call from the October interview on Friday!! OMG!!! best of luck to everyone who interviewed!!
    2 points
  44. I had medical students and EM residents ride with me in the past. While they have a significantly enhanced knowledge base, it may not always translate to our unique "medicine." It's like how in medic school when we participate in anesthesia/OR rotations for airway management, we experience the most controlled/pristine environment to intubate/place an Igel. It's incredibly different to RSI someone in their home, in the back of an ambulance, or on the street. Also, consider everyone to have a full belly.
    2 points
  45. Yes. I too was waitlisted after interviewing last cycle. I've heard nothing since receiving a copy of my supplemental app answers this cycle. Here's hoping we receive invites this round... fingers crossed!
    2 points
  46. Yep!! Got an acceptance this morning too, through email
    2 points
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  48. I also received an acceptance! Anyone else planning going to sjbsm? Would love to connect with y’all
    2 points
  49. I got the acceptance call yesterday as well! Congrats everyone!! We made it!
    2 points
  50. Hi, current didactic student at Pacific -- I'm unsure specifically what I can share, but I just wanted to drop in and say that I stalked these forums last year and it drove me crazy. I got my interview invite pretty late in comparison to most and was accepted pretty quickly after my interview. They could very well change this process from year to year though. I watched everyone else get interview invites/posting their stats and had counted myself out, but none of that mattered the moment I got the invitation to interview. No news is good news; keep your head up until you hear a definitive answer, and try your best to stay distracted.
    2 points
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