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  1. Thanks for the advice everyone! I did end up buying a lightly used set (only used for PA school and for less than half the price of new), and everything seems to be in working order. I will look into seeing if it's possible to transfer the warrantee =-)
  2. I have noticed quite a few panoptic sets for sale online that have only been used for school purposes. I'll be starting school this year and current students recommend the panoptic set; they said a rep will come to the school to offer student discounts, including a warrantee that covers anything while we're still in school. I was wondering what other's experiences have been with buying used (and saving a couple or more hundred dollars) or new and having to use the warrantee. What are opinions on if it is it worth the risk to buy used and not have the warrantee?
  3. BS in clinical lab science: diagnostic genetics
  4. Hi Lauren, I applied this past cycle and was having the same question as you are. I am now 25, after going through recovery from age 20-21. I decided to include my experience in my essay, but to not put too much focus on it. I gave a synopsis of the severity of it and the struggles that I went through and then went on to focus on how it helped me to grow as a person, made me decide I wanted to work in patient care, and helped me recognize the importance of empathy in healthcare. I had quite a few people read through my essay-professors, coworkers, and friends of my family who were involved in writing and/or medicine. The reviews I received were that, although the mention of 'eating disorder' made them uncomfortable, they felt that it was a strong and important part of showing who I am and how I got to where I am today. I ended up applying to 15 schools, received ~7 rejections (some didn't count my healthcare hours), received 3 acceptances (including my top choice) and withdrew my application from the rest (I had interviewed a few others but hadn't heard back yet). Overall, I think that if *you* think that the ED is an important part of your journey in getting to where you are today, both career-wise and as an individual, I think that you should include it. Stay true to who you are, but make sure you put the focus on the positives of the experience with very little mention of 'negatives'. As one reviewer told me after reading my 'over-dramatic' version of my essay: "tell them why they should choose you, not why they shouldn't". Good luck with your essay!
  5. I got an acceptance call as well! I'm so unbelievably excited! =)
  6. I just sent in my declination, so hopefully someone else will hear good news soon!
  7. I believe they said committee meeting is the 6th. Notifications 'second week of November'...I've been speculating about whether that means next week or the week after (second week, or second full week...) the anticipation is going strong right now, since this is my absolute top choice school!
  8. At my work place, educational leave is offered for PA school and it is encouraged to tell your supervisor ASAP if you will be taking educational leave so they can make coverage arrangements. Since I received an acceptance mid-September, I told my supervisor right away with an approximate timeline of when classes would start (June) as well as how much time I would take off beforehand for moving. Ever since, she has been acting with a lot of animosity towards me and refuses to work with me for the simplest of things. (I recently injured my hand at work, and she is refusing to make any accommodations until the official paperwork comes through, to the point of not even telling me which steps I needed to take to get the paperwork sent through - I had never been through the process before, so it is extremely frustrating that she not only did not share this information with me, but has forced me into the situation of either calling in sick to work, divulging my health information to my coworkers and hoping that someone will help me out, or going along with her scheduling and further injuring my hand). Has anyone else had a situation where their supervisor acted out once finding out you were leaving for PA school and, if so, how did you handle that situation? I'd like to avoid reporting to the higher-ups if possible, but also feel that she's being so unreasonable that it would be difficult to approach her and discuss the issue with her.
  9. To be honest, I don't remember. For all my interviews I sent hand written thank yous, but i know that I forgot for one of the schools and can't recall if it was EMU or the one I interviewed at the Friday before the EMU one.
  10. Just received a call from Karin offering me a spot in the class! She said an official email will come through Monday. Although I am very excited, I need to compare the program with another one I've been accepted to before making a final decision. Good luck to all those waiting to hear back!
  11. For those who interviewed last week, could you give some insight about how the interview day goes? According to the schedule, my first and second interviews are 2 hours apart. Do they have information sessions during the down time?
  12. They were individual interviews, and answers will come after all interviews are completed
  13. The interview day was really relaxed and friendly, no crazy out of the blue questions. Best advice is to just be yourself=)
  14. I just received an interview invitation as well. I'm hoping they respond with the specific date soon, since flights are already almost full and there's only two days I can possibly make it to! Edit: they got back to me within an hour! I will be there 10/2 =)
  15. Super excited to get to post here! Undergrad: Clinical Lab Science: Diagnostic Genetics Cumulative GPA: 3.9 Science GPA: 3.9 Age: 25 GRE: v: 161 q: 160 aw: 3.5 (not good, but I haven't had time to study/retake the exam) PCE: 250 phlebotomy, 70+ care assistant (current part-time) HCE: 1500 CLS internships, 2800+ lab technologist (current full-time) LOR: HCE supervisors x2, honors program director/professor, professor/biology dep. head Shadowing: 12 in oncology (I've been trying to get more, but having a hard time with HR processes) extras full tuition academic scholarship recipient for undergrad Dean's list x8 semester Summa Cum Laude Applying to: 15 schools (midwestern Illinois and Arizona, augsburg, university of Wisconsin: la crosse and Madison, marquette university, university of Iowa, rush, emory, rosalind Franklin, university of dubuque, eastern Michigan, st Catherine's, duke, northern Arizona) Submitted CASPA: 5/18/17 verified: 5/19/17 Interview invites: midwestern (Illinois and Arizona), augsburg, marquette university, university of Wisconsin la crosse, university of Iowa, eastern Michigan, university of Nebraska Denied: rush, emory, rosalind Franklin, university of dubuque, st Catherine's (most did not count my lab hours as adequate patient care), Augsburg Withdrawn Application: university of Nebraska, Northern Arizona, University of Iowa, Duke, UW Madison, Midwestern-Illinois and Arizona, Marquette, Eastern Michigan Waitlisted: midwestern-Arizona Accepted: midwestern-Illinois, Eastern Michigan, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Top choice!!) Attending: UW-La Crosse!! Attempt: first
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