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  1. Yah that was Mykaela, I know in years past it was the week right after so hoping calls go out. Nervous is to be expected, But if you walked out smiling that’s good. It’s always a hard decision I’ve heard because of so many great applicants. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. My wife said it will be a hard decision for MEDEX. Lot's of great applicants, 38 I believe interviewed on Saturday and 8 or so have interviews in Tacoma for the combined. Have you been to Alaska before? If not and have questions please let me know. My wife is a recent graduate (Anchorage Class 8 ) and I've been in AK since 2002 and she's been here since the early 1990's.
  3. Good Luck Everyone, Phone calls may be going out this week, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday. My wife got her call the Tuesday following her interview. Mykaela said she had a great time at the information sessions with her other classmates. She was the only female at the sessions I believe. Remember if you don't get a call you are not out yet! They still have the combined interview to do and that is when they finalize seats and even if you don't get in the first time, don't give up!.
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    11/1/18 Seattle Interview

    Adrienne, I'm coming over from the Anchorage group, hang in there. My wife was a second time re-applicant who switched jobs, from Specialty to Family Practice, to then a busier FP office. The second time she interviewed she was herself, not as nervous, outgoing, spoke to everyone and several of the staff told her they saw a night and day difference. Depending on your situation, see if there would be a "broader" job where you could get more experience, but this depends too as Anchorage class 10 has a student who's only experience is a lactate consultant and she got in. I would also say you are not out just because you didn't get a call. A student in my wife's class (Anchorage 8 ) was on the waitlist until middle/end of January until MEDEX did their last round of interviews.
  5. Congrats! If you have any questions about the process don't hesitate to ask. My wife is a graduate of Anchorage class 8 and helps me answer questions that I don't know the answer to.
  6. Good idea! My wife did twice and it really helps. Good chance some of the interviewees will be in the same "group"
  7. There is a wait list though so as long as you don't get the not accepted letter your not out. They hold one final interview for all sites in January and that is when they make the final decision. My wife had a classmate who was wait-listed and once they held the final interview she got a seat. From my understanding they decide that day who is in, who isn't, and who is a maybe pending the final interview.
  8. Hang in there! I know both times when my wife interviewed in December of 14 and 15 she didn't get the invite until about 3 weeks before.
  9. Good Luck Everyone, if anyone has any general questions please let me know! I will be applying in a few years but my wife is Anchroage Class 8 and just graduated and I can ask her any specific questions.
  10. Thank you, I mentioned Nov 1 and she though it might be Anchorage interview and she could attend and sit on a board.
  11. What site did you get the Nov 1 for?
  12. She interviewed twice in Anchorage, Once in 2014 and then in 2015 and got in the second time. If Anchorage is your site, they do one more in January in Seattle and one or two in Anchorage class 8 interviewed down in Seattle for Anchorage.
  13. Interview invites go out around November if they do it in December or October for November. Two years ago my wife in Anchorage class 8 got her invite middle of November for 3 Dec interview. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. Sent you a message.
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    9/28/18 Seattle Interview

    Be yourself! My wife was a second time applicant and got in and graduated. The first time she was nervous, didn't quickly answer the question and someone elese did and then when she got in the second time the staff told her is a night and day difference. She was outgoing, friendly, etc. Don't be "robotic" or scripted answer. Know ethical situations, why you chose PA, why MEDEX, why that site etc. Mingle! Its an entire class that is being interviewed so if there are personality conflicts, that could limit ones chances. You will be in there with 2 other applicants so it's good to meet before hand. My wife did this both years. And you will be living at a second home with your class for 12 months so it's good to start early. That helped my wife a lot the second time, several of the people she met with the night before were in her interview sessions.
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