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  1. JohnnyLAX9

    2018-2019 Cycle

    From what I understand they will send rankings on wait list in February and it is unlikely that they will pull anybody off of it before then.
  2. What if I want to work in Family Medicine? Do you still recommend a residency? I have read around on the page here and it sounds like people are mixed on whether a Family Medicine Residency is valuable for a PA or not. I've worked at a Community Health Center for the past couple of years and really enjoy it. I am hoping to do similar work once I graduate.
  3. I'm getting ready to start PA school in the next year so I'm curious what do some of y'all who have much more experience and wisdom recommend for somebody like me who is getting ready to embark into this field. What can I do to make a difference or am I starting a journey on a sinking ship?
  4. Never mind I got my rejection email this morning. It is good to know now though!
  5. I'm in the same spot. I know when I got confirmation that they received my application they said not to contact until January 2nd but its weird to have not heard anything at all at this point right?
  6. JohnnyLAX9

    2018-2019 Applicants

    I just sent you a request to join the group!
  7. JohnnyLAX9

    2018-2019 Cycle

    I just got an email from Elise saying I'm on the wait list. I guess now I just wait it out and see.
  8. In last years cycle it looks like they interviewed as late as January. I'm in the same boat I submitted pretty early on and I haven't heard anything yet.
  9. JohnnyLAX9

    2018-2019 Cycle

    Anybody that is going to the November 5th interview want to get together Sunday before?
  10. JohnnyLAX9

    NHSC 2019

    Does anybody know how the scholarship works if your program starts before the decide on who gets the scholarship? I'm definitely going to be applying for the NHSC scholarship as it is my dream to work as a PA in a Community Health Center/FQHC/look-a-like! I am prepared to take out loans but if say you do take out loans and then you get the approval/countersignature after you have taken out loans then what happens?
  11. JohnnyLAX9

    2018-2019 Cycle

    Does anybody know if we are supposed to bring a resume or our transcripts to the interview? I know I have seen some schools that have required this but I can't remember if Wake Forest is one of those schools. I have looked through all of my emails and I haven't seen anything about it but I just wanted to ask to make sure.
  12. I am in a similar situation. My wife and I are moving from the Pacific Northwest/ Mountain West area to the South. We are both super excited for the new adventure but I'm low key a little nervous too.
  13. JohnnyLAX9

    Lipscomb 2018-2019 Applicants

    I already got in at another school so its not a big deal. I submitted my application on 7/6.
  14. JohnnyLAX9

    Lipscomb 2018-2019 Applicants

    I also got my rejection email. Truly a bummer because I have heard great things about Lipscomb in general. Seeing their average stats though I just wasn't what they were looking for. Good luck to everyone else!
  15. JohnnyLAX9

    Am I good enough

    Let me give you a little bit of hope! Here are my stats: cGPA: 3.26 sGPA: 3.24 GRE: Verbal: 155 (69%) Quantitative 154 (55%) Writing 4.0 (60%) PCE: 5489 hours at time of submission, rough 3500 of those as a Community Health Worker, roughly 2000 of those as radiology/MRI tech assistant HCE: 642 hours Volunteering: 4067 hours Shadowing: 42 hours extras: A lot of leadership experience with a student ministry at Boise State, leadership experience working with a local community collaborative, coached a youth lacrosse team, a lot of work towards helping found a Community Health Worker association in Idaho, spent a summer working at a summer camp for at risk youths near Cincinnati I'm already accepted to a program and I have at least one more interview lined up! I knew that my GPA was where I fell short and I went back and retook a few classes to improve it especially in some key classes. Also, I have an abnormal amount of volunteer hours. I volunteered at a free clinic throughout college and then eventually got offered a spot on staff with them as a Community Health Worker. This job has also given me a few opportunities to work in health equity and making sure basic healthcare is available to those most in need! Here are my tips! 1. Find schools that look at your application holistically. 2. Look for schools where your stats are generally pretty close. 3. Apply broadly! I applied to 12 schools but have met people who have applied to like 15-30. 4. Look at your application and find that area that sets you apart and play to that strength (for me it was my work at the free clinic and in my community). 5. Your personal statement really does matter A LOT! This is another great opportunity to set yourself apart and really show your passion as to why you want to be a PA. 6. Be thorough with your application double check, triple check, and have your friends check everything that you write! 7. Don't think of your PCE as a box to check! This is a part of your path to becoming a medical provider and you should be learning from this as well. Don't give up hope! Keep working hard and keep your eye on your end goal and all the hard work will be worth it!
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