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  1. The Oct 18th date is the last interview date. My guess would be that the invites already went out for most slots. I know people in my class that got a call to interview a few days before the date though , because people give up their slot etc.
  2. I think this decision all depends on what you want to do. If you want to be a provider eventually or not. PA and NP is vastly different with NP school in general being far less competitive than PA. I know a lot of RNs that are currently in FNP programs and none had issues getting in first go. All that being said you stats are not bad at all. Your hours are on the low side but that would change in a year. If PA is what you want I think giving it a real go for minimum two cycles is worth it. It took me three to land in the right place and the experience I gathered during that time is paying off now in school.
  3. I have the didactic one, thus far it has been really good and super helpful. I will likely get the PANCE one this year though.
  4. Typically 12 is around the magic number. That optimizes your odds, but you aren’t spending a small fortune applying. Recognize though that getting into the same program will be VERY challenging, you may end up in different places.
  5. There is no question of the two MA is the better option. The only thing a scribe will get you is being able to write a good note. Which is important but you will become proficient in PA school.
  6. I think the big thing here is your undergrad GPA. Most schools specifically state cumulative GPA for both science and overall. My thoughts would be go back and retake any class you got a C or lower in. You really need to get an A in all those retakes in order to average the GPA for each class at a B. Then I would focus on apply in schools that have a GPA minimum of 2.8, but I would try to aim at getting your GPA's for science and overall up over 3.0. It is a long road but it will be worth it. Good luck!
  7. Also took almost everything online while working a full tome and part time EMT job. Got multiple interviews and multiple acceptances.
  8. Typically interviews don’t happen until September. So nobody has Bennet accepted yet.
  9. My thought here is not so much the “flagging” as I’m fairly certain CASPA not programs have time to run your essay through a plagiarism checker, but more how it looks. If you are reapplying keep in mind that most programs will have access or may have a record of your application from last year, especially if you interviewed. If you then turn around and submit the exact same essay this year that looks pretty darn lazy in my opinion. In theory that also means that nothing at all changed over the past year, or you learnt nothing from the process last time around. I guess what I mean to say in short is even the most polished PS should have some room for tweaking for resubmission.
  10. In my honest opinion it sounds like you need to advocate for yourself. Are you a CNA or EMT, if not having those certifications might help you with going to HR for more money. I have been in your situation and I pushed hard to get what I should be paid for my EMT jobs prior to school. The other alternative is do something else outside of healthcare that is flexible. Drive for Uber or Lyft, or something along those lines.
  11. Agree with above. The schools you choose to apply to matter just as much as the number. However if you do the math 12 is the number that gives you the greatest probability of getting in. If there are more than 12 that really truly interest you then great apply to more but know that your chance of admission does not increase beyond 12 schools.
  12. 3,000 - 4,000 is a pretty big range. What is your HCE and PCE as?
  13. As i'm sure you know from reading the website the CU curriculum recently changed (class of 2021 onwards) and is now a body system block approach. You basically focus on one or sometimes two body systems for a month or so and cover all topics in that time (anatomy, clinical med, physiology, pathophysiology, pharm etc.). You then revisit those same blocks during 2nd year with more information and different clinical presentations. In addition to the blocks we have thread content that is related to the blocks but runs the length of the semester, threads include: stages of life, clinical skills, professional practice and clinical experience. The CHA stands for Child Health Associate which is the root of the CU program from 1971. You graduate with an MPAS degree, the CHA was pediatric focused and while we still get a little more pediatric content than other programs you are still very much prepared as a generalist provider. We do have cadaver lab, this is prosection as apposed to full disection. The labs are very nice and you still have full 24hr access to the labs for the entire 2 year didactic phase. There is opportunity for international rotations, everyone in the program has the option to apply for a rotation in Guatemala during the summer of 2nd year. If you are in the global health track there is the opportunity to do additional rotations in Africa, nepal or Guatemala again in 3rd year. Personally I know a lot of people that are turned off by the 3 year curriculum but I would not go anywhere else given the choice. The content is at a steady pace, you can maintain other aspects of your life while in school. II also feel that we go deeper on many topics than you would get at most other programs. Additionally you have access to all of the school of medicine student interest groups like Emergency Medicine, Wilderness medicine, Ultrasound etc. This really lets you get involved in what ever you want. The faculty are all amazing and are so supportive of your education, mental health and wellbeing. The only other perk I will add is hit is likely cheaper than a lot of other programs even if you are out of state as you can apply for in state tuition after your first year.
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