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  1. I am a current member of the first year student of this program, I have tried to resist the temptation of responding on this forum but i think it is a huge disservice if I failed to represent my program and my potential Alma mater as an ambassador that I am. Yes the program has its limitations and short comings, but please do show me a program that is fault-proof, the sad news is there is none. I was accepted into four program prior to even been interviewed in Feb 2016 at CCC/CSU PA program and some of the friends I made in my previously accepted program have one or two complain about their current program. For example, a student from one of the program I was accepted complained bitterly about their clinical anatomy class and CCC/CSU clinical anatomy class and professor would probably be your favorite class of the program. Think of PA program as a marriage. For you to enjoy the marriage amidst it's ups and down both partners have to be compatible and to be mentally ready for the bumpy ride. The key word is compatibility. What makes this program compatible to you and what makes you compatible to the program is totally subjective and i would highlight some of the positives of joining the program and I would debunk some of the myths. 1. It's the oldest in Ohio with over 40 yrs of producing competent PA's. They have a great network of alumni is Ohio and the current AAPA president is an alumni of the program. First hand testimony from me, I was lucky enough to shadow two chief PA (Cleveland Clinic and Mercy Health)....both alumni of the program. 2. Never for once lost accreditation for over 40 years. 3. Cheapest in Ohio and probably top 5 cheapest in the entire nation. Post graduation you don't need to worry about huge student loan. 4. Well rooted in ohio and in the community. You will learn that medicine extend beyond just popping pills sometimes society responsiveness also make a huge difference 5. The school is in the city. Lots to do at all time. 6. Affiliation with Cleveland clinic.so you have high chance of doing your clinicals in Cleveland Clinic or its affiliates or at UH. Imagine that in your resume. That was my primary reason why I chose the program. And those are my objective assessment of the program. Yes it does have its limitations but no program is perfect....sorry to burst your bubble. As regards the alleged cheating that went on in class. I am trying to stay off that topic as much as I can but I trust that the administration would never allow that to go on under there nose. There were CIRCUMSTANTIAL evidence without no CONCRETE evidence that these colleague of mine were cheating. The right channel was used to convey these allegations to administration and due process was observed with thorough investigation and they were found non guilty as evidenced with them being in class. So these colleagues of mine are sweet individuals and i am pretty sure are innocent of the allegations levied agaisnt them after rigorous investigation that took weeks.I can assure the administration frown on cheating and academic dishonesty and they take it seriously evidenced by history of evicting anyone or group suspected and found guilty of cheating in the past. In this profession there is no short cut and if you are caught doing one I can vouch administration don't take it likely. I respect the review of whoever had posted previously maybe that's the way he/she feels curently, sometimes marriage don't work in the immediate, it might take couple of therapy session but maybe the same person would see reason come spring semester maybe this marriage was meant to be after all. So to every potential PA student this program has been awesome to me and my colleagues are wonderful, sweet and good hearted people. Yes sometimes we fight but in a professional way we kiss and make up. Yes we have interim director who is currently the dean. They have been good enough to step in and fill the void left by the director. Steps have been taken to get a permanent replacement. Admission assistant for the program Belinda Wiggins is a sweet soul, always willing to help. Yes one of our Class for the fall semester was super challenging but not all class and professor teach or relate to student the same way. This PA school journey is crazy, think of it this way 4 years worth of med school squeezed into 28 months. So technically there is a lot of self studYing and personal development. What makes a great PA, a ok PA and a mediocre PA even though these three steps of PA are nationally and state licensed and credentialed to practice is the extra step you take to personally develop yourself. So I saw that super challenging class I took as a blessing in disguise and a rite of passage because maybe it would make self reading post graduation pretty easy because I had to read really wide for that class. Guess what post graduation every 10 years you have to write and pass PANRE to keep your license so the skills I have gathered for that super challenging class might just come handy. Those
  2. Most definitely, Age: 28 Education wise: BS Microbiology 2008 (3.65). I had my Bachelors from my country Nigeria MS Microbiology/Immunology 2015 (3.92). From a University in Ohio Health Care Related Experience: STNA, Medical Assistant, Medical Lab Scientist (Approximately over 5000 hours, I can't remember the exact figure), Biomedical Engineer (Had a few training here and there, I am not a guru in the field of biomedical engineering) Teaching Experience: Taught High school Biology back in Nigeria, Teaching/graduate/research assistant while in grad school (I Taught second and third year premed and nursing students microbiology lab classes for two years, I did a lot of research on HIV). Volunteering experience: I was a peer educator with UNICEF for two years, I had approximately 100 hours Volunteering at Hospitals around Ohio, Quite a bit of community involvement teaching science classes to high school students (I was the president of the African student union while in Grad school, so we had a bit of community service thing that we do). Shadowing experience: Shadowed few MD's for 60 hours Shadowed an Ortho PA for 40 hours Shadowed a Cardiothoracic PA for 20 hours
  3. Yes I have notified Salus and I am happy with the way things went. I made them realize that I didn't hold on to my seat up to this moment if I wasn't sure I would be attending. I applied to ten schools, got interview invite in all, went to four interviews and was accepted into all the programs. I got accepted into the "pocket friendly program" on 03/22/2016. My decision was purely based on logic and finance, I never doubted the quality of the Salus program. I was and I am still very much impressed with the PA program at Salus.
  4. I have not gotten any follow up email from miss Cheryl, do we have to pay any seat deposit? If we check the box for indicating that the application fee would be mailed and they did not get it in the mail, will your application be declined?
  5. I would be declining my admission. I hope this opens up a slot for someone deserving of it. This program is an awesome program but I got into a program that would only cost me 30K in tuition and fees, so I am leaning towards the program that is more pocket friendly. My decision is solely based on how much debt I would have to pay back after my education. I wish everyone all the best.
  6. Thank you Dejablu. I am grateful but I have that little bit of anger in me for their not so good admission process. If I look back at the money spent on plane tickets, hotels and seats deposits paid into other programs, in the bid that I was waiting for Tri C, those expenses really didn't sit well with me. The program is obviously cheap and it is in Ohio (no need for an extra expense in terms of relocating). I wish everyone still waiting all the best. I am still not certain if I will accept the admission.
  7. Surprised, I just got an email I have been accepted. I least expected this email. Happy and annoyed at the same time.
  8. I am in the same position, the process seems weird and it is taking too long of a time (from application to interview invite to making decisions). I have committed to another program. I wish those waiting all the best.
  9. wow, that fast. Has anyone else received acceptance email?
  10. I have not received any email. Other than the email about acceptance into the program I have not received any email.
  11. I would be declining my offer of acceptance into the Le Moyne PA program. I hope this opens up a spot for someone on the wait list. I wish the class of 2018 the best of luck and I am certain you will all make great PA's.
  12. There is a scholarship program called competitive tuition waver for non resident. In state tuition could be granted without the one year requirement. It is highly competitive but worth the try.
  13. yes, five schools. I am really confused. I love texas though. If given the tution waiver i will be on the next flight to texas. send me your number in my inbox
  14. Still contemplating. It depends on a lot of factors. Is this my Nigerian sister?
  15. do you still remember me. If you do not mind PM your cell phone number to me
  16. specific times for interview have been emailed.
  17. I got called by Dr Janetti but I was interviewed by Dr Holmes. You may not necessarily be called by the person that interviewed you. For calls to go out this late shows that calls would continue tomorrow and probably for the next few days. So do not lose hope if you have not been called.
  18. I just got called at 5:13 pm, I am from Ohio and I interviewed on the 9th.
  19. My friend, exercise some patience. I am sure they would have loved to give us our admission decision the very day we were done with our interviews. These things takes a lot of processing and evaluating almost evenly qualified 120 applicants for just 50 seats is quite challenging . I understand it is nerve wrecking playing the waiting game, just relax.
  20. Wishing everybody the best of luck as we get into one of the critical stages of the application.
  21. I would be declining my interview invite at OU. I hope someone gets my spot. I wish everyone interviewing the best of luck
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