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  1. Hi CSCH, I just wanted to say all your information regarding the residency was so incredibly helpful. I'm a new grad and have my first round of interviews tomorrow so hopefully I can be in your shoes a year from now! Thanks!
  2. Hi guys! I applied for the 2016-2017 application cycle and wanted to give everyone my timeline! Good luck :) Submitted application/verified by SCUHS: 8/13/16 Interview email received: 12/15/16 Interview: 2/9/17 Acceptance call: 3/2/17
  3. Hi everyone! I will be starting PA school in the fall and our program requires us to buy an iPad (at minimum). I'm debating between the iPad and the iPad Pro but I want to be able to use this after I graduate and start working as well. So I was wondering if anyone has used one of these in the hospital and seen whether EMR (Epic etc) is compatible with an iPad? Can you see the full screen including imaging and lab results or is it only mobile compatibility? I appreciate any feedback, thanks!
  4. Just got a rejection email at 10:46 PM EST. Good luck to everyone else :)
  5. My friends that are a current PA students said the interview process was super lax! A one on one and a group interview with a tour of the school. You'll be escorted around with current PA students so you can ask them questions about the school as well! The faculty are super nice and they truly want to get to know if the student is a good fit for the class. You've made it this far bc you're good on paper so just show them your personality! Good luck to everyone ????
  6. I called admissions and they said the invites have gone out for today. If they need to send anymore, it will be during a third wave. Good luck everyone!
  7. I called admissions and she said there will be no interviews sent out today. The second wave will be sent out on Monday (June 5th). I asked her if there will be a third wave and she said it depends on how many people accept the second but for now the status is unclear on how many waves there will be.
  8. My friend that currently goes to EVMS said she found out two days after she interviewed but other people found out one week later so I think it just depends on admissions - overall seems to be a pretty quick turn around!
  9. So excited to be able to post here. I loved this thread when I was first starting out as well so if anyone has questions, DM me and I will try my best to help! Undergraduate: Georgia State University - Bachelor of Science in Psychology Graduate: Eastern Virginia Medical School - Master of Science in Contemporary Human Anatomy CASPA cGPA: 3.24 CASPA sGPA: 3.21 Postbacc GPA: 3.58 ​Prereq GPA: 3.60 Age at application time : 23 Patient Care Experience: 2500 hrs -Paid: Clinical Care Partner in a Neuro ICU 1500 hrs -Non paid: Medical Assistant in an Urgent Care 1000 hrs Healt
  10. I agree with the post above me! Owning your faults will tell admissions committees that you can acknowledge your mistakes and learn from them. But they obviously need to see how you learned from it so whether it's from doing really well on your GREs or having a lot of HCE - it's really about compensating with another part of your application. I had a 3.21 undergrad GPA, 2500 hours as a medical assistant in an urgent care/tech in a neuro ICU, 3000 hours just working in the healthcare field (these didn't count for hands on patient care), 100 hours shadowing PAs (cardiovascular surgery, neuros
  11. Congratulations to those who have gotten the acceptance call! Just wanted to post this link again as a friendly reminder to join the Facebook group! If you can't access it through the link, just search for SCUHS PA Class of 2019. It's a closed group so I will add you as soon as I get a chance! https://www.facebook...75307189640194/ Good luck to everyone else!
  12. Of course, no problem - I'm happy to help! I was just in your shoes two years ago so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to DM me. I'll try my best to answer any questions. Oh, your major is perfect haha. Double majoring with neuro is tough so that is great. I was a psych major and my GPA was not the best so I did a post-bac program to increase my chances of getting in. But you're in a much better place than me so GPA wise, you have nothing to worry about! So the first time I applied to PA schools, I didn't have any experience so I just applied to one program - MCPHS University i
  13. Hi! You have made a great decision to make the change! Your GPA is great but your prerequisite/science GPA sometimes will play a factor as well so if your major was accounting then your GPA is reflective of that - not how well you will do in a science based graduate program (if that makes sense). So I think it's great that you're taking the Anatomy and Micro because that will give them a sense of how you do in those courses. Yes, there are programs that don't require HCE but there are still people applying to those schools with HCE so either your personal statement/GRE has to be amazi
  14. I believe they are still getting the entire cohort seated. Maybe you could contact the admissions advisor Maria Calderon at MariaCalderon@scuhs.edu She's been super helpful!
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