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  1. Thank you to everyone who has posted! I appreciate your insight greatly! I intend to get a lawyer in order to protect myself against the unexpected. What if I get sick during school and cannot finish? What if the business goes belly up half way through? These are highly unlikely scenarios but 160k could make things messy and I don't want to be caught up in a bad situation. My major concerns are 1) Being pigeon-holed like Beattie228 mentioned and find it hard to switch to another specialty from this one (my office is ENT/head and neck surgery). How hard is it to start in one specialty as a recent grad and switch to another? 2) missing something obvious in the contract that I just simply don't know about (example malpractice insurance etc) 3) being the first PA in a private practice My current employer and I have discussed that I would not be in debt to them finacially(meaning my starting salary would not be affected and the rate would be similar to other grads) but I would be in debt to them with time. Is 3 years a realistic expectation? The loan reimbursement idea is a good thought and I will definitely look into that. Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts, I'm excited to be joining the PA community :)
  2. I am looking for some guidance. I am starting PA school this August and my current employer (who I have worked with for 4 years now) has offered to pay for my tuition/living expenses for PA school if I agree to work for the practice once I graduate. The current group of MDs are great and I would be the first PA to join our group. Does anyone have any experience with this? Reasonable terms, conditions etc. I intend to hire a lawyer to help me if I decide to move forward with the contract, but I was hoping to hear about others experiences with this. Any thoughts are appreciated as this is uncharted territory for me and the whole idea is somewhat overwhelming! Thank you!
  3. I was called, emailed and then emailed again about my scores. My official GRE score was sent to Stanford Oct 1st and they called the beginning of November saying they had not received them. I confirmed with ETS that they were sent, but apparently they got lost in the shuffle. Stanford requested I add my unofficial scores to CASPA, so I think that's where they were checking for scores. Hope this helps!
  4. Just received an interview invite! The interviews are Jan 6-7th Jan 13-14th and Jan 20th-21st. (2 days! whoa!) Unbelievably excited.
  5. Thank you! My advice is to be yourself but be professional! It's not a stressful interview, and is very fair. They really seem to care about the whole person. Best of luck to you all!
  6. If I remember correctly there were 60 interviewees per day and and 4 interview days...so total was close to 240 applicants. Not sure the actual class size this year but I think its around 60.
  7. Those who got interview invites today have till 9/19 to respond. Once they know those numbers they will send out addition invites a week or so later (At least that's what happened last year) so don't give up hope!
  8. I've been daydreaming about getting that email. Congrats to the two of you! Hope there are a few more spots out there :)
  9. I know a few people who received rejection emails last week after interviewing and have not posted because they are not on the forum. Unfortunately, we all just have to keep breathing (harder said then done, I know...) but we will find out soon. I can only imagine how hard it must be on their end to rank people...everyone I interviewed with was so awesome!
  10. My friend was accepted. She said they gave her 10 days to give them an answer/deposit.
  11. They said by the end of this week (tomorrow). Hopefully well hear before the weekend!! Fingers crossed for everyone.
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