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  1. If you look at OK, very few big cities (OKC, Tulsa, and surrounding areas). Most of the state is rural.
  2. If possible, my school used Kaplan as a study resource and I found their videos to be excellent. I also think what made this exam difficult was there were no "buzzwords" that gave away the answer. Definitely make a study plan and when you are done for that day, be done. Pick up to 3 resources to study from, otherwise you will feel like you are chasing your tail using them all. I would recommend no more than 8 hrs a day of studying and on the day before PANCE retake, don't study at all. Take all the breaks allotted during the exam, bring snacks and water. I am glad he has you as a supportive partner in this. I know he will do great this time! Good luck!
  3. Interview day in my experience is very laid back. It is a one-on-one interview with one to two interviewers asking you questions. There will be light treats and you will take a campus tour with current students, so bring comfortable shoes and jackets. Feel free to ask them anything! However, the student guides don't have any input on the interviewing process. Be sure to bring an updated resume if yours has changed since you last uploaded it. When I interviewed for OU, Caspr wasn't a thing, so I have no advice for you there.
  4. To be honest, it's not clear how they score a 300 question exam and put that into some formula to pump out a score. I agree it is a lot of mumbo jumbo that no one typically tries to understand. I see and understand your concern at the comparison of two different testing methods in 2018 and 2019. But I honestly don't understand how they make sure it's statistically valid or fair. I took the PANCE in October and I was smack dab in the middle of the pack. I was pretty much like your husband in school. I scored above average in PACKRAT, scored slightly above average in EORs. I used Rosh, PANCE Prep Pearls, and CME Resources when it came time to study for boards. I averaged B+ in grad school. I think it would be more productive to see where your hubs was lacking and focus on correcting that. He would have gotten his results on what he was weak on, I would definitely use that to your advantage. I see you said he did Rosh, did he attend a PANCE review seminar prior to taking boards? Did he do a lot of practice questions? Brush up on his weak points and review things he was already good at? Boards is broken down into different "specialties" but remember that while it may be a cardiology question, it could also be counted as a infectious disease or pharmacology question. I hope this helps. Best of luck on the studying for the next go round!
  5. Hello guys! I'm a recent grad from OUHSC PA program. I am happy to answer any questions you may have! My profile has stats in case you are curious for my class. Good luck to you all!
  6. Hi there! I am a new graduate that recently accepted a general surgery job from a local metro hospital. I will have the opportunity to perform a lot of procedures and with time a lot of autonomy. I am excited, but I am also aware of all that I don't know and still have a lot to learn. Is there any advice or textbooks any of you could give? I was a scrub tech for years before attending PA school, so the OR life is like home to me.
  7. Hello! I am a second year student, feel free to ask questions! Good luck on your application this year!
  8. Hey there, I was a surgical tech. It's either a certificate or an associate degree. I had all of my HCE hours count as a scrub tech...I don't know any PA programs that wouldn't count it, you're definitely hands-on and hands-in! I agree with the other posters though, CNA or MA is probably a faster track.
  9. Congratulations! Right now, there isn't an official FB group for your class yet. But don't worry! Class of 2019 will build one for you and will invite you when the class list is complete! My class had an unofficial group until the real one was made.
  10. Historically, there are 40 applicants on the waitlist. Our class had at least 10 people accepted off of it.
  11. Dr. Brand and Bruna are two very busy individuals. Both still practice and run our program, so be patient as they may not have had time to call. They still may not be the ones to call you, but I know calls are going out until Friday.
  12. They'll send out an email closer to the dates of the interviews. You'll get a map of where you're going as well as a schedule. Sent from my XT1635-02 using Tapatalk
  13. Hey ladies and gents - First year student here. Congratulations on getting an interview! From what I know, today is the last day that calls are going out. It could be later during the day and evening, so there is still hope if you haven't received a call yet. Last year, they had 256 interviews for 52 spots. Which is better for those interviewing, chances are higher of getting in! If you have any questions, you can ask KatyL, okiepa-s, or I! I personally will be present during interviews December 6 (afternoon) and 7 (morning). Congrats again and good luck!
  14. I would check out their website, but a huge difference is the Tulsa campus is still a 30 month program.
  15. Good luck, applicants! I can't wait to meet some of you in the fall! Tips: attend an advisement session (posted on the PA program website) whether you are in-state or out of state. Shadow a PA student as well. They like to see that you are doing research in how PA school is really like.
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