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  1. Anyone else waiting to join the FB group? I applied almost a week ago with no response.
  2. I'd be weary. Is it a newer program that may be a "churn and burn" type program just trying to get the sweet, sweet PA tuition money? You will find crappy professors at every school at every level, even "top" programs. You will also find competitive students at every program. In the end, if this is your only acceptance, I would place a deposit. You can always say no (despite being out of that $$). Maybe try and see if there is a facebook group for their PA program and see if you can connect with some current students?
  3. You will receive an email which you can print out the PCE verification report from the Zip file. Just have your manager/whoever is verifying your hours fill it out and you can send it in via mail. I don't think they accept email/fax return for these documents.
  4. It depends on what is documented on your transcript. If they are "W," then you are fine. If your school uses "WF" (withdraw-fail), that would count as an F. Just be honest in any supplementals which ask about any past academic hardships. Some schools may not even ask about it.
  5. Make sure you check with the schools you apply to regarding PCE hours. Though hours don't technically "expire," some schools do have time limits for the experience (most are within the last 10 years). This is rare; most schools do not do this.
  6. Likely Vasovagal Syncope. It's common. I had a few minor episodes while shadowing in the OR. For me, I wasn't used to wearing a surgical mask for >1 hour at a time. I also have bad habit of not eating breakfast (oops), so it is likely multi-factorial. This has no bearing on your ability to be a PA. Most people get used to it as they spend more time in the OR (or around blood), and there are strategies you can use to improve the symptoms.
  7. I feel like people who hate Gen Chem love Orgo, vice versa. I actually enjoyed Biochem. It was 15 weeks of pure hell (professor was hellbent on failing all the premeds) and really taught me how to study for upper level coursework.
  8. I have seen some programs say that the PCE hours must have been prior to "X" amount of years, but that was only a handful of programs. I think it is pretty rare.
  9. This is interesting. The alternate list email stated that the list was "randomized." I wonder what information they can provide .
  10. If you haven't seen math for several years, I'd say 3 months is a good, safe time frame. I gave myself about 2 months of "quality" studying and I didn't do well on the quantitative portion (148), but I also didn't see any of that math for over 10 years. If you have no time limitations, getting Magoosh and working on a problem set each night over a few months would likely be adequate.
  11. Was accepted 12/14 as well! Congratulations to the others as well. If anyone is having trouble calling the school: I kept getting a busy signal all day with the number provided. The staff member who left a message was unaware of the issue and would look into it. I actually sent an email and was contacted back within 5 minutes.
  12. It was said at the interview that the admission committee will meet on or around the 2nd week of December and admission decisions would be given out (accept/reject/wait list) around the 3rd week of December, assuming prior to Christmas break.
  13. Might be unrelated to your financial situation, but isn't Stanford like upwards of $175k+ in tuition/costs/fees? If you are relying on mainly loans to finance your education, one might consider the cheaper school.
  14. Don't think of it like that. You were waitlisted, meaning the committee could see you in the class, but there were others who were either more qualified or interviewed better. I am waitlisted to my top choice, and I 125% would accept a seat if given the chance. My GPA and GRE is lower than their average, but I have more PCE. The way I see it, there are plenty of applicants who are more qualified than myself. But I take pride in knowing that someone on the committee saw something in me and which was enough to possibly attend their program. Unfortunately, PA programs are limited in size (I've seen as few as 25 to 100), and they can't accept everybody, even highly competitive applicants. Think of it like this: the program you applied to likely had 750+ applicants. Probably 10-20% received an interview. You already beat out 80-90% of the applicants. You're not "second choice" here. You're obviously qualified for their program, but in reality, there were people who were just "a little bit more" qualified. Don't feel bad, feel proud that you made it this far!
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