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Holli.Beard

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  1. I'm actually the one who created the Facebook page and just letting you know there are several upperclassman on our page as well, so that count isn't accurate either. Our orientation is the last week of May and I've heard they can pull people off the waitlist all the way up until that point provided the class doesn't fill up by then.
  2. I was admitted from the first round of interviews and our deadline passed along time ago. I don't think that is a good indication of whether the class has filled or not because each round of interviews had a different acceptance and deposit deadline :) good luck to those still waiting. Don't lose hope we are all still cheering for you! If you have anything else I can help with or questions you have I would be more than happy to help you.
  3. I agree just be yourself! :) that's about all you can do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Yes good luck everyone! I'll be praying for you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I went ahead and just created the group. Here's the link for those who have already been admitted https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487070427975269/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I don't think they do. From looking back at old forums someone usually starts it, I'm not sure if that changes eventually though :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Anyone that's facebook fancy want to start a facebook group? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Congrats guys! Send prayers my way! This is my dream school Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. For real?!?!? I'm so anxious! You're so lucky! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I know they have PAEA conference this week but the wait is killing me. I wish we could know the results already Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. We are not allowed to discuss the interview Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I received one yesterday afternoon as well :) I'm literally so excited I definitely cried when I got the email :)
  13. This is my second time applying to this school. Last year I waited very very very late in the game to apply so I am praying for better luck this time because I had everything verified and submitted by 6/29 this time. Last year I never received a rejection letter, and finally emailed them. They responded and said they sent me a rejection letter like 2 months prior to me emailing that somehow was never delivered to me. I know some have already received rejection letters this cycle but has anyone received an interview invite yet? I'm super paranoid I wont get my email either way just like last year.
  14. Hey guys, so I decided to start this thread after receiving some bad news about my application this cycle. This was my first time applying and of course like many Pre-PA students, I didn't expect I would be receiving a rejection letter without even an interview. I now have the difficult task of evaluating myself as an applicant and seeing what I can do better for next time. I know my biggest weakness in my application was my grades. I worked full time and went to UT austin. My course load was always very heavy, taking between 15-17 hours each semester. I am graduating early (this december) and no longer will be considered an undergraduate. My pre-req grades are as follows: Psych B, Calc B+, Stats A, anatomy w/ lab B- , Physiology C+, Physiology lab A-, Ochem 1 C, Ochem lab B+, Microbiology B, Microbiology lab B, Biochemistry A, Genetics C+. My Overall GPA: 3.2 My Science GPA: 3.1 and My non-science GPA: 3.38 Any advice as to what I should do academically? Should I re-take some of these courses? I have heard in some cases it looks bad to simply re-take undergraduate courses because it looks like "oh I get it now", would it be better to enroll in graduate level courses in these areas? I also feel like I set myself up for failure by waiting until September 28th to have everything submitted. I worked 80 hour weeks this summer, lost track of time and didn't make it a priority to finish my application early. For the next cycle I will do my best to apply early of course. Regarding my letters of recommendation, I feel as if I had 5 very strong letters of recommendation this cycle. I had 2 professors (one of which used to be a PA), a current PA I shadowed, and two current employers (one health care related and one not). For reapplication, is it necessary to get new letters of recommendation or will my old 5 work? Regarding my GRE, I only took it once. My quantitative score was 151, my verbal score was 152, and my writing score was a 4. Should I re-take my GRE? Do schools even care much about this score? My shadowing was 160 hours with a pediatric neurosurgery PA in Dallas Texas and I gained over 1,000 hours of hands on patient care working as a medication aid throughout college. I plan on gaining even more patient care hours since I will no longer be in college. My personal statement was pretty solid. I am confident in what I wrote. My question regarding this area is what are ways to make the personal statement better when re-applying? I know it's a big "no-no" to re-submit the same statement again. What are some good things to talk about in the re-write? I have already requested a file evaluation but seeing as those don't come out until between February and may, I want to start taking action now to be better for next cycle. I know this is a lot to read and to look at. Any comments or advice you have for me would be wonderful, especially from those who have already re-applied and gotten in or from those who have gotten accepted period. I respect honesty so feel free to be as honest as you want, it only makes me better in the long run. Thank you so much for your time in reading this incredibly long post.
  15. Hey guys so just checking in... I'm not directing this towards people who have received interviews but more towards the people who haven't heard anything at all. I finally worked up the nerve to send an email today checking the status of my application. To my surprise I received some unfortunate news that apparently they sent me a "no interview/rejection" email on October 19th. I never received this email and I have been religiously checking both my inbox and spam constantly. Adrienne Lustgarten, the admissions lady sending me the email said, "We sent an email to you on October 19th titled, “UNTHSC – Application Status”. It appears as though it was delivered but not opened." She also said that they have been having this problem frequently this application cycle, with many applicants not actually receiving emails. I know I had everything submitted very late (September 28th to be exact) and they had supposedly already made a decision regarding my application less than a month later. My point in sharing this disappointment with you all is to encourage those of you that have applied even sooner than I had or around the same time as me and haven't heard anything at all to email to double check that your email didn't get lost in cyber space like mine did. It would be a shame to have been offered an interview and miss it due to failed technology. On a side note, I obviously will be re-applying next year. Are any of you re-applicants and what did you do to make you're overall application better by next cycle.
  16. Those of you that were offered an interview or were accepted, do any of you mind sharing your stats? I'm wondering how I measure up compared to you guys? I'm obsessively checking my emails for either an invite or a rejection letter. At this point I would just like to know either way.
  17. Okay guys so I called a few minutes ago and they said they have already started offering people for the jan. interview. She told me that they have already filled about 1/3 of the spots for that interview day but not to worry because they still have alot of interview spots to offer. I'm starting to get really anxious, but she said we'd all find out either way by jan. 23rd but it would be likely that we would find out much sooner.
  18. Yes thanks bb38 for the encouragement! On a side note I hope all the November interviews went well. As anyone gotten a Jan interview invite or know when they start offering them?
  19. I have the exact situation as you. Says complete and under review sept 28th. I'm guessing because we applied so late we are only eligible for the last interview if at all. I haven't heard anything yet tho. I'm wondering when they will start offering for the jan interview.
  20. When did you have all your stuff submitted and which interview did you get invited to ? If you don't mind me asking
  21. When did you have everything submitted? And how long from that date did they notify you? I submitted late due to some unforeseen circumstances and I think maybe now I'm only eligible for the last interview if at all ?
  22. Does anyone know when they will start sending out invites for the second round of interviews?
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