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  1. Thanks for the updates! Been following this thread as the Iowa EM residency is definitely on my radar. As I enter my last semester of Didactic (thank goodness), I’m starting to prep for my future beyond PA school and how to be most competitive for EM residencies. Did anyone who was accepted do any additional EM rotations during clinical? My program, for better or worse, contains 15 rotations and thus I am trying to get at least 2, maybe 3 EM rotations set up. Also, for those accepted, what was your didactic GPA like? Is that weighed heavily in the selection process, or is it more experience/interest in EM that they look for? I was born and raised in Iowa, go to PA school in Iowa, and have an interest in practicing in rural Iowa, so I will certainly use that to my advantage when applying! Thanks again or all the updates, that Wilderness Medicine elective is right up my alley.
  2. Yeah this apparent credit check is taking a lot longer this year! I've been creeping the SDN threads as well and they haven't heard anything yet either.
  3. Hey everyone, So I have a question regarding the "dual degree" option it says on the application. During my interview, our program director talked to me about the likelihood of our program adding a concurrent PA/MPH program starting with our cohort. I will definitely be doing this option if the program comes to fruition, but am technically only enrolled in the PA program at this time. Do you think it would be unethical on the application to state that I am in fact enrolled in a dual degree PA/MPH option? Again, if available, I will be doing the concurrent route. Let me know what you guys think! Thanks
  4. You would put your start date as 8/18 and end date as 8/20. I think yours actually fits much cleaner than mine does. I start June 18th, but have to put 7/1 on the application since that's when their fiscal year starts. They won't reimburse further back than 7/1 so essentially 12 days is what's keeping me from not having to pay for my summer semester. Kinda sucks.
  5. I'm fairly certain it doesn't lock you in anywhere, I feel as if it's just for statistical analysis. Similar to the specialty we "chose" in CASPA? They just want a feel for what areas their applicants are interested in...
  6. Haha the madness continues. I called earlier about an unrelated question, and the lady on the phone brought up the essay requirement discrepancy and specifically told me 2,500 characters not including spaces. I'm done being nit picky, as 500 words and 2,500 characters are roughly the same anyways. Oh well, on to the next issue.
  7. Yeah I'm quickly running into the same issues people have had in the past. On the actual scholarship application, it says 2,500 characters for the essays. In both the program guide and email that was sent out today it says 500 words. I called and asked, they told me 2,500 since that's whats on the actual application. However I feel like since 500 words showed up in two different places it makes me more inclined to think this is the actual correct count. It seems that people being given conflicting information is a common theme with this process. Lol, someone else dare to call and see what they say? :)
  8. My academic letter of recommendation is coming from a professor who taught one of my prereqs within the past year. I've already called and confirmed with NHSC that this is OK. I think this is actually a fairly common route for people who have been out of school for awhile...
  9. I've been having the same issue actually. For now I just but in BS dates in order to move past to the next page. I'm going to meet with my advisor in the near future and she is going to help me put dates that she feels comfortable with and that also fit within their parameters.
  10. Hello prospective NHSC scholars! I noticed the scholarship application has officially opened. Looks like the deadline is May 10th. Just thought I'd get an official thread going so we can all chat about the application process and share any updates any of us may potentially get! Fingers crossed, good luck everyone!
  11. Hey, I hate to be that guy, but would a Facebook "group" be more private and interactive? I feel like a "page" has a lot less that we can do with. Let me know what you think!
  12. I have cancelled my interview and withdrawn my application from consideration at RVU. Hope my spot goes to somebody still waiting to hear back! Cheers
  13. That's neat! I love the Southwest. Yeah I'm not sure how true this is, but based off of what I've read on SDN the CU hospital system tends to not take a lot of RVU students, but that may have just been during its first few years.
  14. Valid point, which again, is why I initially asked the question regarding this developing program's federal loan support, because I don't know. Good luck
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