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  1. spartan419

    Application verified, now what??

    Study the profession, prepare for interviews, and research the schools you applied to to find what you love about them say you were to get an interview. There are books you can get to prepare for interviews. Look up current events in the PA world and know about changes and common issues. Continue getting Pt care hours and volunteering so you have experiences to talk about in interviews
  2. spartan419

    2018-2019 Application Cycle

    same boat as you, email confirmed 5/17. i’ve just been waiting and hoping that no news is good news! last year i got a rejection 8 days after the confirmation email from rush so i’m just happy i haven’t gotten that yet!
  3. spartan419

    Caspa verification

    Other than the initial email from CASPA saying my app was sent and then the email stating my coursework was verified I never got anything else from them. It was the emails from the individual schools that will tell you they’ve received your CASPA app and that is school dependent on when they email those out. On CASPA in the check status part, it should say received next to each app too if you want to check there for the status.
  4. spartan419

    Interview Attire (women)

    Yes! On the 23-24
  5. spartan419

    2018-2019 Application Cycle

    Anyone else interviewing the 18th and staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ft. Washington? Would love to meet up the night before so there’s some familiar faces during the interview!!
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    Interview Attire (women)

    Ahh perfect, thanks so much. My thinking with the blazer too is I can always take it off or keep it on depending on what I see everyone else’s ideas of business casual are. thanks!
  7. spartan419

    Interview Attire (women)

    Question, for one of my interviews it’s a 2 day thing, the first day is more of a meet and greet and they said “business casual is recommended” the second day is the actual interview where “interview attire is expected”. Obviously I’m going to wear a full black suit I got from Ann Taylor on the second day, but for the first day I wanted some advice on what is considered “business casual” I have This lighter jacket and was going to pair it with black dress pants, and possibly a colored shirt underneath. Is this too casual, I don’t want to be the only one to show up not in a suit on the first day, and also vice versa. Any opinions are valued!!!
  8. as a pre PA applicant, I have a lot of hope for the profession! More and more patients in my scope of practice as a medical assistant are realizing what PAs are capable of and allow the PAs in my office to see them, when they were expecting a visit with the doctor. The acceptance of the profession in itself by patients is a huge feat. There are many eager peers of mine that are excited about this profession, and seeing the perseverance of those applying to schools even shows the attitude that PAs possess. I see many posts in this forum about it being the 3rd or 4th time applying to school, doing whatever it may be to increase their chances to get in school. I do appreciate seeing these viewpoints though, but I don't think the profession is going downhill from here, and certainly don't hope so!
  9. cGPA: 3.7 sGPA 3.35 verbal: 155 quant: 153 writing: 4.5 PCE: ~3000 hrs volunteer: ~300 hrs research: ~500 hrs shadow: 30 hrs hope this helps!
  10. submitted supplemental june 6th and got the email to interview june 11th
  11. spartan419

    2018-2019 Application Cycle

    This was for the Glenside campus, I haven’t yet received a call back from Corriene verifying what day my interview will be. I got the email yesterday verifying they received my app. And my stats are cGPA: 3.7 sGPA 3.35 verbal: 155 quant: 153 writing: 4.5 PCE: ~3000 hrs volunteer: ~300 hrs research: ~500 hrs shadow: 30 hrs hope this helps!
  12. spartan419

    2018-2019 Application Cycle

    Thank you!! I submitted and was verified may 17 with 2 LORs, and got my 3rd LOR sent May 25. Wishing you good news soon!
  13. spartan419

    2018-2019 Application Cycle

    Just got a voicemail inviting me to interview!!!
  14. spartan419

    Why is it so important to apply as early as possible?

    I applied mid september last year to 4 schools because I was trying to wait and get my hours up near 1500 and didn't receive an interview from any. 1 program contacted me so late in April telling me I was denied, I'm assuming that my app was just so low on their list they were finally looking at the last applications they received last cycle. I planned ahead this year and applied in May and have already received an interview invite this early on! I too didn't really understand the need to apply early but learning from experience it has definitely increased my chances significantly.
  15. yeah actually thinking more into it, will for sure come sunday especially flying who knows what issues you could run into at the airport
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