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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
    27 points
  3. Live look at all applicants frantically refreshing their emails daily waiting on Tampa interview email
    25 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
    21 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. Just a little piece of advice no one asked for, but I will share. On the day I was accepted, many got calls in the morning. I did not. I crumbled. I was devastated and cried for hours. Emailed my counselor, and I skipped out on a meeting I had planned on Zoom for something. I was thinking about what this meant for me and my kids and my future and how everything was about to shift and I had to re-group (yes, my mind was a day full of run-on sentences). I spent all day reading this forum and freaking out. Then in the evening, the forum picked up again and still no call for me. As soon as I began
    21 points
  8. 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
  9. Guys....I got the call!!!! Just waiting for follow up administrative emails but I'm so excited to join the crew!
    19 points
  10. Hey everybody!!!! Dylan here, president of the UCDavis PA class of 2021. I'm super excited for all of you guys submitting your CASPAs and getting ready to start your PA journey, whether it be the first time applying or the 50th. You CAN do it! If you are like me, the application/interview process is one of the most stressful times of your life... especially if you don't get in the first time around( it took me two). One of my passions is to help others get through interviewing and into the career of their dreams. Over my time at school and preparing for over 13 interviews I have lear
    19 points
  11. 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
  12. 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
    17 points
  13. Hey everyone. I'm usually more of a lurker/reader versus poster on here, but I wanted to blast out a message real quick. We all understand how stressful and drawn out this process is - especially all the re-applicants out there (shout out - me too). We're all trying to do something big for our futures and for the future of medicine, and as inspiring as it is to get this far and meet other intelligent, qualified, like-minded individuals, it's still difficult to learn that you or someone you know didn't get an initial acceptance. The selection process is tough and we have no idea what quota
    17 points
  14. 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
  15. I understand you guys are nervous...we all are ...but posting your stats on here is not going to solve anything..regardless of stats, some people get in for other reasons so can we please post about if anyone received interviews?
    16 points
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. So did I. I was offered an acceptance as well
    16 points
  22. For anyone struggling with doubt or fear, just remember that stats and numbers are just LOOSE FRAMEWORKS by which applications are gauged, they are not the law. This site, and others like it, should help to inform you and your application process, but should not serve to set a bar by which to judge yourself or others. We will all end up where we need to be, we just need to trust the process!
    16 points
  23. CL bluebonnet here, I created a whole other account at work and hid in a closet to leave this food for thought. Mostly for @bersabeh, but a good reminder for us all. this might double post because I can’t find what I just wrote. Everything you post is public. We have over 50k views in this thread alone. Many of us lurked long before we chimed in. Do you think schools would do this as well? What about current students that can feed info forward? This includes insta-face-tweet-snap as well. Are you encouraging, uplifting, professional? Are you petty, immature, and bring
    16 points
  24. 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
  25. 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
    15 points
  26. 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
  27. Alright gang, I just got the acceptance call! 336 area code! Best of luck to everyone else.
    15 points
  28. It's happening. I just got the call and I'm accepted. She called from her cell phone so it wasn't a Connecticut number so be sure to answer all of the calls.
    15 points
  29. Ok. I'm gonna share this story on myself and maybe it'll help be that tiny voice of reason when your other voice is telling you ALL the ways you messed up. The interviewers are people too. They know this is hard and competitive and wouldn't consider us if we were't all Yale material. The hard part is it's kinda a lot like dating, you can meet perfectly good and wonderful people, but they're not a fit. It's crushing when you're not the fit. But it also doesn't mean you suck. I don't claim to know what they're looking for, only that they're taking the time to actually LOOK at us and conside
    15 points
  30. 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.
    14 points
  31. 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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  33. Guys, I was invited to interview !!!!! I took a few minutes to collect myself and make calls, and was successful at scheduling both.
    14 points
  34. Actually, I would say that someone who is okay with being called an assistant when they do not assist anyone is the person with self esteem issues. What I have is pride in my work. You see yourself as an assistant, I see myself as a practitioner of medicine in my own right.
    14 points
  35. It went extremely smooth! They did a great job on explaining the interview process and faculty were a delight to talk with. It was clear that they wanted the applicants to succeed and not feel too stressed. Also I received a call during lunch today regarding that I have been offered a seat for the class of 2023!
    14 points
  36. I JUST GOT A CALL!!! ACCEPTED!!!!!!!
    14 points
  37. I saw this on my cousins Facebook page and immediately thought of our group here. Applying is brutal, waiting is grueling - there's SO much self-doubt and imposter syndrome in this process. People that work hard, study hard, and want this with EVERY fiber in their being get rejected for unknown reasons. We're all in this together! I wanted to just share my gratitude for all of you. This forum is so supportive and encouraging - I love how we all want each other to succeed. I'm just gonna leave this thought here in case anyone is feeling that they aren't as ____________ as someone else. We
    14 points
  38. Hi everyone, I'm a Yale PA Online class of 2022 student and I wanted to jump in to clarify. The accreditation review permitted Yale to admit up to 156 students in my cohort which started in January, but Yale chose to admit 69 students. I can tell you that from what I've heard there are no plans to significantly increase the numbers from this year. Hang in there! We were all going nuts waiting for our admissions decisions, interview invites, etc, this time last year. I can promise you this is the worst part! I would also encourage you to rely on the information you get directly from admissions.
    14 points
  39. To equate medical induced abortion (an elective process) to racism and police brutality against people of color is irresponsible. "...any concerns about the AAPA statement of supporting the Black community and combating racism?" This is like me, as a RN, stating that COVID-19 is a hoax even when I see it happening first hand.
    14 points
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. I just got a call literally minutes ago!!! accepted to start in fall of 2021!! AHHHHHH. Good luck everyone!!!
    13 points
  44. 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
  45. Hello everyone! My name is Camille and I am currently a first year student in the Marist PA program. Congrats to everyone who was offered an interview! You all are going to do amazing! I have created a small committee of first year students who are willing to answer any questions that you may have regarding our program, the interview/application process, etc. Please feel free to email any of us! Good luck everyone! Specific Q's: Maria Valenti (q's on campus facilities, campus life, Poughkeepsie area) - Mvalenti0910@gmail.com Joanna Papasmiris (q's for zoom intervi
    13 points
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. Hi everyone! Just got the call I’m accepted! I’m so excited! Can’t wait to get to know everyone!!
    12 points
  49. Just wanted to say. Thank you all for the kind words after my rejection fro this program. I am elated to share that I was offered a seat off the waitlist at a school I applied to last cycle. I start in the fall! I wish you all the very best! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    12 points
  50. Hey y'all! I will be starting at DeSales in August of this year. I remember how I felt this time last year, and would love to be of any assistance possible. I certainly am not an expert by any means, but please ask whatever questions you have, or PM me if you have more generalized questions about applications or other schools and I can try my best to give advice or guidance based off of my own experience! I simply want to be as much of a resource as possible! Last year, interview invites started going out around the second week of June. I will say that we did just have an update from
    12 points
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