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  1. For anyone who closely follows this and/or other threads comparing yourself to others and getting panicked when you don't get that phone call on the day/hour you were expecting: I get it. It's extremely hard to get a type A applicant to desensitize to the idea of having to trust the process and be willing to give up a locus of control; however, whenever you do learn to do so, you'll enjoy the process and appreciate your fellow applicants and their own victories much, much more. Do not panic, do not wish failure upon your peers, and do not despair or give up until you've gotten that final rejec
    32 points
  2. Normally I don’t respond to these type of forum posts because it usually does no good. But since you used my name (Jim Van Rhee) in the post I feel obligated. So, a few points: 1. Diversity- so for you, diversity is based on the school photos. Did you recognize the LGBTQ students in the photos? Did you recognize the military veterans in the photos? Did you recognize the students from rural underserved communities in the photo? There is more to diversity than any photo can show. 2. Money and Tuition- yes, the Yale tuition is $105,812. So, and I quote “ALMOST 30% high
    26 points
  3. Live look at all applicants frantically refreshing their emails daily waiting on Tampa interview email
    24 points
  4. Hey all! First year PA student here. I didn’t hear about an interview until 9/23/19 and they gave us four days in October to choose from. With COVID, idk what that means for you guys but thought I’d share the process. Good luck! If anyone has any questions about anything feel free to ask!
    23 points
  5. This is my reponse to the ACEP current Presidents response to comments in this months issue of Emergency Physician Monthly. I will list the link at the end. February 28, 2021 Dr. Rosenberg, I read your most recent interview in EP Monthly with great interest. You and I can agree that emergency medicine has changed in ways that none of us expected during the current pandemic. Who would have thought the ED volumes would drop to such
    22 points
  6. Hello everyone! I am a current first year at MBKU (I also have a pre-PA IG, @whitecoatchasing) to give you all a little context, I submitted August 25th, received an interview November 6th, interviewed December 7th and was accepted December 10th! I wish you all the best of luck
    21 points
  7. ACCEPTED TO ARCADIA UNIVERSITY!!!!! Holy sh*t best day of my life. You all are next, I can’t wait to meet all of you amazing individuals!!
    20 points
  8. Guys....I got the call!!!! Just waiting for follow up administrative emails but I'm so excited to join the crew!
    19 points
  9. I live in a small town in a small county in eastern Iowa. When the Covid vaccines were getting ready to be released to the County Public Health department being on the local Fire Department I had a letter forwarded to me in regards to out First Responders being the first to receive the vaccine. Down at the bottom of the letter was a blurb noting that demand was going to outstrip the vaccination sites. It also suggested that a qualified medical person could apply to set up a satellite vaccination clinic. I'm a Physician Assistant and I applied and was approved. I was able to get all of our EMT/
    17 points
  10. I just declined my interview for this saturday. I know many people say this but I really had to think about my decision. I interviewed here last year and completely loved it, Marshall was definitely my top choice. I got accepted to a school closer to home and it only makes sense financially, not to move across the country. Good luck everyone, this is a great school.
    16 points
  11. Not me checking this forum everyday.... Good luck everyone! Thought I'd check in to say still haven't heard anything and hoping for the best
    16 points
  12. I'm just a student, so apologies if I've stepped out of my lane. However, the more thought I give to MCP, it doesn't seem so bad. What comes to mind are other generic title acronyms like EMT: Emergency Medical Technician. That's a relatively generic name but implies the point "I am a technician that provides emergency medical care". No one second guesses what an EMT is anymore, even if 99% of EMTs do not actually provide emergency medical care. Now, with MCP: "I am a practitioner, who provides xyz medical care"... Medical care is generic as generic gets, but if you lead up to the "medical
    16 points
  13. So, I’ve had some job upheavals lately, and I think there are some good enough reasons to share in terms of lessons learned: First, in late summer I was prepared to move to rural Alaska, where I’d been doing short-term Locums work before, with excellent rapport with the staff and patients. This is for a non-profit FQHC, but not a native corporation. I was offered a salary at the 25th percentile; I countered with agreeing to that salary... if converted to hourly and non-exempt. They said “no, we don’t do that” and offered a 50th percentile package instead, which I agreed to. The week after
    16 points
  14. I got an interview!!! I’m literally crying at work because I’m a 4th time reapplicant...never give up you guys!! I applied mid May 2020
    16 points
  15. For anyone who closely follows this and other threads comparing yourself to others and getting panicked when you don't get that phone call on the day/hour you were expecting: I get it. It's extremely hard to get a type A applicant to desensitize to the idea of having to trust the process and be willing to give up a locus of control; however, whenever you do learn to do so, you'll enjoy the process and appreciate your fellow applicants and their own victories much, much more. Do not panic, do not wish failure upon your peers, and do not despair or give up until you've gotten that final rejectio
    16 points
  16. Hey everyone I got the rejection email this morning . I did the interviews as well. Back To the grind ! Everyone that got accepted I’m sending a million smiles to you all! I want to help one student with part of their seat deposit . Spreading goodness in light of the rejection is the only way to move forward . If you are a student in need and are worried about this seat deposit . Email me ! No questions asked . Reach me at Angela.giovinazzo01@gmail.com you guys and gals take care out there and I’ll be applying next year . Sending love and all the blessings to those that are embarking o
    16 points
  17. Hi! I am currently a first year at the program here at UT Health! As you can imagine, our experience has been a little bit different than years prior due to COVID, but I can let you know my experience so far. 1) This program is so special. You have one of the smallest class sizes in Texas, so you really get to know your classmates and professors which is so valuable in this profession. Additionally, you don't sacrifice small class sizes for small resources, because our program is part of the very well established UT Health system along with the medical, nursing, PT, RT, dental school
    16 points
  18. I find the arguing disheartening right now. Just found out that for the second year in a row, I am ten people away from making my dream come true. I know a lot of people are in the same boat. Let’s all show some love and support and cut the bs out.
    15 points
  19. So, this year I helped out at the 11/7 interviews. I don't believe I interviewed any of you who posted here, but I did for six folks. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and security and whatnot, this is the first year I wasn't able to review the full files of the applicants like I had done in years past--just a summary. This makes me a bit sad, because it's actually really cool to read the applicant statements, see the PCE/HCE, and grades, and just imagine all the hard work people have put in to get to this point. At any rate, as I've said with the last several years' candidates, the interview
    15 points
  20. Alright gang, I just got the acceptance call! 336 area code! Best of luck to everyone else.
    15 points
  21. (Reposted with permission from original author) Summary: Our natural inclination is to judge a title from our own perspective, what makes sense to us, but the purpose of a title is the other way around, to help those outside our profession understand who we are. To determine if a title is effective, you have to put yourself in the shoes of a regular person outside of healthcare who doesn't know the role or training of a Physician Assistant (which is the majority of people). Rather than starting from a point where you need to convince someone that we're more than an Assistant, we ca
    14 points
  22. We posted this to pour social media platforms this morning. It will be followed with an email and a snail mail to the AMA president. Greetings, I am writing today as president of PAs for Tomorrow, a national PA advocacy group, in regard to recent social media posts regarding “physician-led healthcare” in the AMA’s social media platforms. There are material inaccuracies as well as a dividing of the world into physician and non-physician groups which, in the current state of medicine and healthcare delivery, is intellectually lazy and borderline fear mongering. It is time t
    14 points
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  24. Just finished the interview and it really was as everyone had been eluding to...wasn't as stressful as I thought it would be and the members from the mentorship committees are very helpful from the current class that is in didactic. You should definitely take advantage of the time asking them questions as they bring your stress levels down considerably. I really enjoyed the virtual format and the ease of the blackboard collaborate. To everyone who has interviewed and to those that still have to interview tomorrow and Saturday congratulations on this accomplishment and best of luck. I hope that
    13 points
  25. Excited to meet a lot of you this weekend! Please make sure to take time to reflect on why you want to be a PA and truly allow your character and passion shine through in your interviews. It took a lot of hard work for ALL of you to get to this point so you each should be proud of yourselves for this accomplishment. We all are truly grateful to be apart the EVMS family and are excited to help you! Congrats
    13 points
  26. I think those who did not get an invite (including me) will know something tomorrow. I know this is such a nerve racking process. I had no idea the application process would be so incredibly intense. It took me months of going over and over the application to get it as close to perfect as I could. I had other eyes looking at it to check for mistakes. Whatever the outcome, I know you all have worked so hard and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
    13 points
  27. Gotcha! I think I understand now. Yes, the waitlist at this point is just to interview. If the interview date passes then you are out of luck. After the interviews are completed, they will then again accept/deny/waitlist you. I'm a first year student - almost done with our first semester! Last day of classes is today We were originally supposed to start May 2020 but were pushed back to September start because of COVID. At least one of our classmates I know of was waitlisted after interview Nov 2019 and accepted July 2020! The year ahead of us someone was invited three days before the start o
    13 points
  28. Hey all, I'm coming back to this, probably a little too much time has passed. I promise I wasn't wasting my time! I am finally an alumni of MBKU and just took my PANCE this morning. But to all those who have anxiety about it or are still waiting to hear: the key is patience. Being that I did all of my interviews pre-COVID they may have changed the timelines some and how they go about selecting people for interview. Further, priority applicants who didn't interview this first (December) round of interviews are still in consideration for January (and perhaps February) interviews. I know it
    13 points
  29. Excellent! Possibly the best response ever! again another “no BS tolerated” response from AAPA. Join the AAPA! https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2020/11/aapas-response-to-amas-stopscopecreep-campaign/?fbclid=IwAR2-p77KSe8ttL3EUHxcYDJfjkzKH-Hy0vkjb3U129_cw0yw7rPvvj-Vd-Q
    13 points
  30. I just got a call literally minutes ago!!! accepted to start in fall of 2021!! AHHHHHH. Good luck everyone!!!
    13 points
  31. Speaking as a professor of global health: not dismantled the pandemic response team would have been a good idea. Not defunded the CDC and removed us from the WHO... Not made statements like " doing less tests means less people have it" Not the way to approach this. Germany did it right. test everyone. Isolate positives. Contact tracing, etc. That's why the US now has more positives than the rest of the world combined. We stuck our head in the sand and hoped it would go away.
    13 points
  32. Let's not get slaughtered in the trenches while we take even more time to figure out what the best path up the hill might be. I think most PAs agree that it's time for a change. Any new title will seem weird until it gets used a lot. We spent the money and ended up with MCP, which seems as good as anything else. We practice medicine but we are not "physicians." We work with docs but we are not "assistants" or "associates." Getting both "physician" and "assistant" out of our name seem like good steps in gaining some independence and the right to set our own destiny. Up the hill, ladie
    12 points
  33. I just received an acceptance email after being placed on the waitlist following my interview on 11/12!! I’m in total shock.. I’m a first generation student that survived high school by sleeping on the couches of various friends and sneaking extra food from the lunch line.. and I was just accepted to the number one PA program in the United States. I cannot believe this is finally happening for me..
    12 points
  34. Ill be first in line. I put a lot worse experimental things in my body in the 70"s. This is why I can't run for president.
    12 points
  35. Hello friends! I'm a current first year PA student at UPAP! I just wanted to hop on here real quick and let you guys know about a resource for the application cycle. We have an email account set up where you can address questions for current students. It's run by a collection of first year students so if you have specific concerns, questions about the area, questions about the program, etc this is a great place to look! The email is upapmentor@yahoo.com Good luck with the upcoming interviews, it's a scary but very exciting time and I'll tell you all it is very worth it! Hope t
    12 points
  36. Public Health should not be political. Public Health officials should determine what needs to be done and administrations should follow the advice. Presidents shouldn't threaten to cut off funding to "blue" states or those states with governors who follow science. Administrations shouldn't influence science departments like the CDC to skew information to "look good" or ignore actual scientific data. Presidents shouldn't demand people in his/her presence to remove masks. Presidents are not above the law and shouldn't endorse anarchy and rule breaking for the sake of populari
    12 points
  37. I know how you feel...even though this is my first time applying. I thought I did the best I could. I tried to think back on any mistakes that I may have made during the interview. But I feel like, because it’s such a competitive process, it may not be something that you did wrong. It could be just that other people did it better: had better presentation, more articulate, what they were looking for, etc.. I would think if you received an interview, you are already ahead of the curve...Anyhow, probably this is just how I cope with the rejection I also feel discouraged, but not defeat
    12 points
  38. For those of you getting nervous (like me), from what an admissions counselor told me they've only scheduled 4 out of 10 interview conferences for 2020-2021 app cycle, so don't lose hope!
    12 points
  39. Class of 2020 here - I'd like to respectfully disagree that all Yale PA Online students are people who can't attend on campus programs. I could have, and so could other students I know. I got into a local program and turned down other local interviews. I chose Yale PA Online because it allowed me to get a Yale education in my home community. I don't want people to think that this program is *only* for those who can't attend other programs, are a certain age or have certain circumstances, although it happens to be a great program for many for those reasons. This is an innovative way of deliveri
    12 points
  40. https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2020/08/aapa-asks-cms-to-make-permanent-covid-19-waivers-and-regulatory-changes/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=aapa_post&utm_campaign=aapacms_update&utm_content=news_central_article AAPA call out physician organizations for trying to roll back Covid-19 CMS expansions. if you have ever called out the current AAPA for not pushing hard enough, you need to say good job here or I’m just going to consider you a complainer from now on.
    12 points
  41. 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
    11 points
  42. I just got invited for an interview!
    11 points
  43. I also got an early acceptance call from my 2/6 interview! Looking forward to connecting with you all!
    11 points
  44. Spoke to Frank Ambriz and said there are interviews going on until the end of January
    11 points
  45. I applied mid to late July and got that follow up email earlier today. Said "mid-December" on mine. I reached out to 2 friends who are in their first year at MBKU and they told me to not lose hope!! Not everyone who applies priority gets that email and there are current students who got that email and are thriving in the program! My friends reassured me that there is HOPE!
    11 points
  46. Well said. I have been a strong advocate for physician associate. but!! this whole thing is about perception not reality. Reality is PAs rock and our name (perception) has really hurt us. To have a world wide PR company say MCP is better rec’d is all I need to know. Bring it on!!! All in for MCP!!!!
    11 points
  47. I found this online, unsure about date. I thought I would post this here since it's a good piece! P.S.: If posted here before, please feel free to delete post.
    11 points
  48. Everyone, this is a fake account. @ScullyAMA had a point when she saw that you just created your profile less than 24 hours ago and the only post you put was slamming this school. I did a reverse image search on your profile picture and found the original picture. It’s posted on blackmanmd.com and it profiles a PA student. She is VERY articulate and says she wants to be a writer. Her tone, word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation are very different from yours. I clicked the link to her blog. Her last post is in 2019. In it she says that she graduated in 2019, passed her PANCE, and
    11 points
  49. Hi all, current student here. If you have specific questions about the program from someone who is going through it currently, I would be more than happy to answer them. Obviously everyone is entitled to their opinion about the school, but having been through the program for 9 months now has provided me an opportunity to give you a fair assessment of what it is like to attend. (I have nothing but positive things to say, fwiw).
    11 points
  50. I also got an acceptance call! So excited!
    11 points
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