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  1. He is an Aussiedoodle, an Australian Shepard/poodle mix. Sweet guy, very friendly. Usually pretty mellow but stubborn. Training was fun for him. And it is an emotional process.
  2. Last cycle, I applied as a non-traditional student. Qualifying GPA was 3.59 cumulative and 3.75(ish) prerequisite GPA. That was based on last 40 hours. My CASPA GPAs were both sub-2.5. Terrible, right? But EVMS rewards reinvention, I will give them that. I also had 15 years/30k + hours as a medic in various settings. Volunteer work, strong LOR, and research. And I got jack squat for all of it. Not even an interview. I was a bit more than angry, still am. I felt like my experience counted for nothing. I swore I would not do this again and would move another direction. But I was hurt and angry, reasonably so. Still, I loved the program and am giving it another go. So here is what I have done differently. 1. Completed a Masters in Medical Science (Biochemistry, Cell Bio, Anatomy w/ cadaver lab, Micro/Virology, Neuroanatomy, etc) with a 3.67 GPA 2. Last 40 GPA = 3.9 and Prerequisite GPA = 3.9 3. More volunteer work with my dog, using him as a therapy dog visiting the children's hospital and hospices. I think I will certainly earn an interview this upcoming cycle. DXU
  3. Not giving up, just going another direction. Thanks for your words. Best of luck to you.
  4. Rejection email just received. I’m going to post it on my fridge, mirror, etc to encourage me and remind me how bad rejection sucks. I don’t think I’ll be applying to PA school in the future though. I thought it was the reasonable step for a veteran paramedic. Now I’m not thinking it is. All the best to everyone.
  5. I’m in agreement, I think that may be the end of invites. I’m going to let this one simmer and sting for awhile. Perhaps be a little (or very) bitter. Still, I’m very happy for those that received invites and wish you all the best. To those who did not, keep working and you will certainly reach your goals.
  6. All valid points (except money, I just want enough to pay back loans and buy a primary residence on the ocean, East coast, can do that as PA). But anyway, maybe. I’m killing my SMP now. It’ll prep me for either choice. Have some time to ruminate on it now
  7. I’m 33. Im married and sane and well-adjusted(ish). I’m a seasoned paramedic who has worked 60 hour weeks for ten years. PA should be my next logical step. But I also have had the opportunity to work with a fair number of non-trad DO students in their late 30s and 40s lately. One a PA who went back. She’s 43. Our best PA in my ED is going back at 38. I’m blessed that I have made connections at our local DO school (faculty and BOD members, alumni, etc) because of my work . Maybe I should go to medical school. No kids. Wife has stable job. Acing my Masters currently. Maybe . . .
  8. What percentage of the 2k that apply every year are members here? We saw how many folks with interviews from R1? If there are ~100, that means we are certainly not a representative sample.
  9. I think it is safe to say we now have our answer. I don’t know the size or makeup of round three or when to expect it. Luckily, I’m enrolled in a Masters of Medical Science now. So rather than fret over this I’m going to prepare for my cadaver lab.
  10. @PAapplicant94 can you confirm this invite was indeed mailed tonight and not earlier this week and you may have missed it? Everyone else, is there a chance there was one big round of interview invites this year instead of two?
  11. Okay so who is going to contact the school and ask if offers are going out today?
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