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  1. Hi, Yes, I have seen her emails, and applied to a few as well as spoken to the career center and alumni services. They didnt have much to offer other than I'm not the only one still looking and that I just need one place to say yes. I am getting interviews, but they always end with the person with more experience being chosen even if they say in the posting or interview that they are open to new grads. Now that its getting further from graduation I feel like I need to be doing something relevant in order not to have a big gap, but I'm not sure what.
  2. Hi, I am a dec 2018 grad board certified with a MA license, but having a lot of difficulty finding a job due to the "3-5 years experience" clause and the fact that many places are now giving priority to NP. A few months back family members had suggested I get a job as an MA but I dismissed the idea as I wanted to spend more time looking for a PA position and didn't think I would be hired as one without having completed a formal Medical Assisting program. Now over 6 months post graduation with no job offers and loan payments coming in, a few medical professionals have now mentioned the idea again. So before I start applying I wanted to see if any one has done this or knows if it is allowed? The other hurdle of course would be if the employer would hire knowing that I would be looking for a PA position... thoughts?
  3. Hi, Thanks for replying. I have tried my University career center, however they just reviewed my resume and said unfortunately the hunt is alot about who you know and verified that I had tried contacting my most recent rotations for any leads. They also suggested looking for posts that specify new grad friendly however those have been few and far between and 3 of them I interviewed for ended up not taking the new grad after all. We did a mock interview that was recorded before leaving the program and I got good feedback on that. I'll try the alumni page on LinkedIn .
  4. Hi, I graduated in december 2018, passed the boards, got my license, but have been struggling to find a job as a new grad. Everyone wants at least 2 years experience, no matter big name or no name or wants an NP. Now 6 months out of school with loans about to kick in I'm getting discouraged, but have too much of a debt burden to move out of state. The gap since graduation has started to come up in interviews as well and I anticipate it will only get worse. Any tips or leads? I've contacted old precptors, have an updated linkedin account and actively apply daily, but just curious if there are any other strategies people used as a recent grad. Thank you!
  5. Hi, I'm in an accelerated PA program in Massachusetts. In January I'll be starting my year of rotations and I have an interest in oncology. My program does not offer any rotations in oncology, so I found the application for the Dana Farber Adult oncology rotation. Has anyone applied or participated in this rotation? If so, any advice is appreciated. I've also looked at the MD Anderson application and was happy to see they offer a pediatric oncology option as well so I may apply there too. Thanks!
  6. I did one of those last year for another school. they split us into groups of about 20 (it was a big interview) and then told half of us we were to focus on AIDS and the other half cancer. They then introduced this idea that there was an exotic fruit available for developing a cure but that there was only one. Each cause had ten minutes to discuss and then the whole group of 20 reopened and you had to argue for your cause. It was a little challlenging considering how big the group was and makin sure not only that you said something, but that you offered something different. Ater there was a wrting sample and the prompt was to reflect on how you think you did and how you think that reflects on how you would perform in a group medical setting (like a conference or rounds I'm assuming). Like I said, it was for another school so it could be very different.
  7. yup, got that too. assuming they are going in the order they recieved applications for interviews but still hoping not to have to wait until june to find out!
  8. Thanks everyone. I just got a response today: "Our accreditation status is a temporary probationary status. We are still a fully accredited program. We are currently complying with and will continue to comply with the ARC-PA accreditation agency on the number of students that we are allowed to enroll into our program with each class year. The temporary probation status is not a reflection of the academic quality of our program. Our current students’ ability to graduate with a PA degree and to sit for the board exam in not impacted by the temporary probation status. We are confident that the probation status will be removed once our program has been reviewed in 2017. I hope this better clarifies your concerns and we look forward to seeing you next year."
  9. Hi, I emailed them a couple weeks back and got a response today: "Our accreditation status is a temporary probationary status. We are still a fully accredited program. We are currently complying with and will continue to comply with the ARC-PA accreditation agency on the number of students that we are allowed to enroll into our program with each class year. The temporary probation status is not a reflection of the academic quality of our program. Our current students’ ability to graduate with a PA degree and to sit for the board exam in not impacted by the temporary probation status. We are confident that the probation status will be removed once our program has been reviewed in 2017. I hope this better clarifies your concerns and we look forward to seeing you next year. "
  10. Hi, I was accepted to the MCPHS University Worcester program starting in 2017. However, they are on probation for over accepting students to their program. The next review isn't until March of 2017. Anyone know what is at risk in this case? If I were to start and they did not get their accreditation renewed what happens? The school has not responded to my emails.
  11. Yes, a couple of my friends got those. When they called they were told that since the program was filled so early this year they wanted to offer people something, so they accepted those who qualified into the nursing program. It's like a peace offering I suppose
  12. I heard that too but I haven't found one yet. Maybe too soon, it's still a year away
  13. Hi, I had the October interview and was accepted, however some of my friends are in the same situation as you. When they called admissions they were told that the program had filled up more quickly than expected and that interviews were no longer being offered. Try calling, they may be able to give you a more concrete explanation. Best of luck.
  14. Has anyone submitted the supplement and gotten a rejection letter? I submitted my supplement back in October and haven't heard anything. Assuming I didn't get in but think it's odd not to have received it in writing.
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