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  1. After reading a lot of these comments I think it is not best to include stat sharing. This is a largely holistic school. Everyone's backgrounds are different. I personally have an interview lined up with them in September, but I want everyone here to know that you are very much deserving of a seat at RF or another school. I had absolutely no idea how competitive this field is and honestly that is just not how I am. If you are a second time applicant to not only RF but any other school, I am admin to a supportive Group me. Message me and I can add you. It is just a nice place to vent frustratio
    8 points
  2. I got an offer, too !!! Ahhh!!! Class of 2024 guys !!! congrats to all of you that got in and my future classmates !!! Ready to go through the trenches with you!! To everyone else still waiting ...keep your head up ! Don't lose hope
    7 points
  3. No idea. Part of me hoped that I can be the medical director for my very rural ED one day, but that probably won’t ever happen. Maybe chief Pa position if I’m lucky, but doubt that either. Maybe teaching and part time clinical? Some days I think about going back into the reserves to finish out my last 15 years and get my pension. really though, I wish I could own a food truck made from an old ambulance. Call it the Hambulance, making deli sandwiches.name sandwiches after medical procedures you’ll need for eating to much like a greasy burger the lapchole. Maybe a vitamin rich smoothie
    6 points
  4. omg I'm crying, I got an offer too!!! I'm so happy!! Can't wait to meet you all!!
    5 points
  5. This is the best study to date on comparing PA and physician outcomes. The caveats are these were very experienced PAs, they had taken a course in advanced procedural work, and there was a mix of physician specialists with half being EM. Also it is single site. The study was really well done though. also, finally a reason to read JAAPA https://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2021/07000/Comparing_physicians_and_PAs_as_solo_providers_in.15.aspx?fbclid=IwAR27JWPC8Psh8qvWA4Vqps3S9KnB_iUhIkp6tSpCyoATf_j_LABgvhJefb8
    5 points
  6. I just received my acceptance call this morning! I interviewed Monday, July 19th. Keep the faith everyone! I wish you all the best!
    5 points
  7. 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 year
    4 points
  8. I also just got my acceptance to the hybrid program today. Macie called me and spoke with me for about 5 minutes and explained that everything will be emailed this week or next week. I know they aren't accredited yet, but I am not that worried since they have 2 programs already accredited. Congratulations to everyone who was accepted and good luck to those waiting!
    4 points
  9. 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.
    4 points
  10. Got an interview ! 9/14!
    4 points
  11. Welp...here goes. People are going to hate what I say but I say it with no skin in the game concerning this poster. Start planning your exit from medicine. This career field has chosen dead man walking status for new grads. Many of the "do this" or "do that" comments that you see here are from 20+++ year PA's who have had decent careers. They simply entered this field at the right time. Kinda like buying a house in So Cal in 1979 for $82k and now being able to sell it for 1.4 mil. They love them some housing market but struggle to understand what young new homebuye
    4 points
  12. 10 years? drunk on the golf course....and I don't play golf. Until we flush out some of the old timers in the "everything is just fine" club we are not going to make any significant progress. I have stated, and still believe, that the bus will have to fly off the cliff, hit the bottom, and burst into flames before we "get it" as a group. Even then some of us will be squirting the conflagration with a garden hose saying "everything is fine." We have not developed the fortitude for bold action as a profession.
    4 points
  13. 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!
    4 points
  14. lots of great advice above my own addition is to realize most new grads feel this way at some point. It is overwhelming to enter the primary care fields as a new grad. Hardest field to enter in my opinion - literally anything can be your next apt and you are supposed to know something about it. I got though it by learning as I went (yup considered leaving medicine as well). For a month I would read and learn on DM management and then when I got comfortable it was onto the next topic, ie Asthma. Just keep expanding your knowledge base. You doc's and senior PAs nee
    4 points
  15. The "Good" news is that in family medicine, most problems aren't severe enough to benefit materially from that level of care. I recommend cutting back to half time, regardless of the impact on your finances, loans, or benefits, and doing that half-job well enough for your own personal satisfaction, while spending the freed-up time on two things 1) self-directed study, and 2) mental health care. Last first, you have an anxiety disorder. Properly managed, you're going to be an awesome clinician. Not properly managed, you're going to be burnt out before you can get there. As far
    4 points
  16. I just got my acceptance email! Thank you all so much for your help and support through this process. I will be committing and attending in Jan! I can't wait to see you all there.
    4 points
  17. Oh my! I just checked the ARC-PA page. The CCPA program has been accredited!!! That is so exciting
    3 points
  18. To everyone waiting to hear back, don’t give up! I’m sure the Admissions Committee is reviewing hundreds of applications as we speak. Try to relax after you submit. I know it’s hard but it’s in gods hands at that point. You all are amazing
    3 points
  19. After I accepted the offer, there was a new tab on the left that said Deposit. I'm going to call on Monday to confirm receipt of deposit and get more information on the background check. I'll keep you guys updated
    3 points
  20. I got the official email now, too!!! It is officially REAL!!! I can finally relax !!! Cant wait to meet all of you
    3 points
  21. Timeline update for anyone waiting- Just received an interview invitation email, however I had tried to email previously and withdraw because I was accepted at a different South campus so I will likely be turning this offer down (and hopefully the invite will go to someone really waiting to hear back!) good luck to everyone!
    3 points
  22. @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!
    3 points
  23. I just received an interview invite, and as far as I can tell there are still two August dates available! I received the e-mail that my application was officially received 6/7, so if you're still waiting definitely don't give up hope yet!
    3 points
  24. Keep your head up, not everyone who will be students got their invitation today. Remember some people will turn it down for one reason or another! There’s always hope!
    3 points
  25. Omg i got an interview tonight! Confirmation 6/2! Nov interview!
    3 points
  26. Got an invitation to interview for the 9/14 date! If you doubt your experience, stats, etc - have faith that programs will review your app holistically. I come from a clinical lab tech background with under 1000 PCE documented, but fought for my hours and have other areas where I am strong. Hope this helps applicants who have doubted themselves like I have in the past. If you are passionate about being a PA, programs will see that and give you a chance.
    3 points
  27. I just got accepted as well! So so excited!
    3 points
  28. Hoping tomorrow is the day so the wait will finally be over!
    3 points
  29. I also just got accepted from the 6/16 interview date!!
    3 points
  30. Just got accepted from the 6/16th interview! I'm so excited!!!
    3 points
  31. Hello, I have applied three times to EVMS. First time was an immediate rejection, second time was and interview with a quick rejection, and this is the third. My second time I was a third way interview. This year I am a first wave interview. I am so nervous that all of the classes I've retaken and the 4+ years of various medical field experience won't be enough. This is the only school I am applying to because I have a family and a house in VB. Praying and sending such good vibes to everyone, especially the re-applicants. It is so hard to be told no multiple times. Fingers crossed it's fi
    3 points
  32. @mxrayThank you both for the insight. I appreciate the honest answers and support. I will remain positive and keep my head up. I’ll admit, I feared I had no chance, and it felt devastating. Especially after feeling like I did awesome in my interviews. @ChameleonProtactinium Im praying for you to be accepted this year! I struggle with the concept that they simply add 2 scores and rank everyone. What if theres a tie? What if someone was a an A student and did terrible in the the interview or vs. versa. Since it is a holistic approach, I imagine more goes into the decision making that as a
    3 points
  33. @Ssrineedanap Casper was was ok. Much better than taking the GRE or writing another essay. I am over essays!!!
    3 points
  34. I was a third wave interview invite last year and received an acceptance offer the day they went out. Don't let the thoughts of the "waves" and points, cause you to underestimate your chances of being accepted!
    3 points
  35. Thanks, Lauren for the clarification, makes a lot more sense now! Hoping to hear some good news this Friday. I left the interview feeling like I answered all the questions but since the interview was blind… I wonder if I should’ve talked about my experiences more .
    3 points
  36. Hi guys! I submitted CASPA 7/5 and was verified on 7/6. I just received a call from RUC today (7/20) for an interview invite in September. Good luck to you all! We got this!
    3 points
  37. I was perusing the internet and noticed that the steaming pile of …baloney known as naturopathy in many states can be licensed as “naturopathic’doctors’”. PAs, on the other hand, who are not trained in wackadoodlery, but are trained in evidence based medicine, can’t go to the bathroom without asking permission from their physician overlords. I’m sure the naturopathic doctors got some blowback but they are licensed to spread their water and snake oil (which may or may not contain snakes and/or oil) Willy nilly.
    3 points
  38. I agree with rev that you may need to see a therapist or psych provider about anxiety disorder or even OCD tendencies. The good news is that we ALL went through that to start. Physicians do it during residency with their 80+ hour work weeks, and we do it on the job for the first year or so. Every single day you will spend less time looking things up until you've finally looked up and memorized 99% of what you see in a typical day. At that point everything will be second nature and you'll know labs, medication, dosing and symptoms like the back of your hand. If you can
    3 points
  39. Received a rejection today, so for anyone wondering they do send them out! Best of luck to you all! Hopefully we will all be colleagues one day!
    3 points
  40. JUST GOT MY ACCEPTANCE EMAIL!!!!!!!! I cannot believe it!
    3 points
  41. Just got my acceptance email as well! I will be committing to Pitt as it’s my first choice!!! I can’t believe it’s real! Good luck to everyone who’s interviewing tomorrow!
    3 points
  42. Just got an email I was waitlisted. Congrats to those accepted and good luck to everyone tomorrow
    3 points
  43. Sure! I'm 27 and this is my second time applying. If I can say anything about the application process is that you are so much more than your stats. Don't give up. Cum GPA: 3.31 Combined PCE and HCE: 9100 hours working as a 911 EMT, scribe Volunteer: 250 hours Shadowing: 190 hours
    3 points
  44. I'd get out ASAP. This person has some Cluster B traits and is not someone you want in charge of your license and livelihood.
    3 points
  45. Hi everyone!! It has been so lovely to get to meet all of you the past few weeks through the virtual Meet/Greets & Interviews this weekend! Mentorship Committee has LOVED answering your questions and having some amazing conversations with all of the applicants. We are all so excited to get to know you better. You all have my email so please do not hesitate to reach out with any problems or questions whatsoever. Congratulations once again on making it through Interview Weekend! You all rocked it
    3 points
  46. I just got it. Little anticlimactic after reading it haha
    2 points
  47. These survey emails give me a heart attack every time lmao. Yes hopefully today or tomorrow!!
    2 points
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