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  1. Hi everyone! I just got accepted off of the waitlist! I am so excited to be part of the class of 2022 and can't wait to meet everyone. Is there a facebook group for students in the incoming class or a good way we can connect? If no, would anyone like to start some kind of group to get to know each other and even discuss potential places to live in Dayton near the school? Good luck to anyone else still on the waitlist and I hope you hear good news soon too!
  2. Congrats to everyone who has been invited for an interview and for those of you who were offered a seat! I am flying up 12/1 for the interview 12/2. I have a bit of time the day before the interview and don't know what there is to do in the area so if anyone wants to get together/prep etc. let me know. Good luck to you all!
  3. Hi everyone! I am flying into Tampa from DC tomorrow and will land around noon for the interview on Sunday and Monday. My flight is not until later Monday night so I am going to quote everyone who said they will be around for the interview to see if anyone wants to get together before or after the interviews. I would also be down to make a GroupMe for the Nov 3/4 interview group for those of you all that want! Best of luck everyone to everyone in your interviews at this program and any future potential programs!
  4. One of my top choice schools. Good luck to everyone! Verified 6/25.
  5. I am wondering if it is still worth it to take the GREs mid-July, while I am underprepared or just apply to schools that do not require them. Long story short there were issues with ETS getting medically related extended time for my GREs, and it took several months to get approved. Since then, I have studied a little and focused on all the aspects of CASPA. I signed up to take the GREs on July 11th. Now I am worried that by the time I take them, and the schools I want to apply to actually receive my scores it will be so late in the game that I will not be considered for many, as they are mostly rolling admissions. I have some schools I plan to apply to without the GREs. I have already submitted my application on June 19th and am awaiting CASPA verification. I have studied a good amount for the GREs via the Kaplan course but still, feel like I will not be 100% prepared to take them July 11th and get a decent score. Is it worth it to take them and apply to more rolling schools so late in the game or should I just focus on the schools which do not require the GREs?
  6. I also was not sure about some of my course subjects, but I tried to choose the most accurate subject I could based off of what the class was. If the biochem course was a biochem course, then I would choose the subject as biochem. I am not sure about the pharmacoethics course. Example my math was MAT 151 for a calculus class, so I choose calc on the drop-down list. Chem 351 was orgo I, so I choose Organic Chem from the drop-down list. Here is what CASPA says, "If you're not sure which course subject to choose based on your course's title, default to the department the course is offered through. During verification, our team will update any course subjects that were incorrectly listed." If you are really not sure trying giving CASPA a call or email, maybe they could help you out. Unfortunately, I was wondering the same thing as you for many of my classes, and I have submitted and am awaiting verification, so hopefully, I was not wrong. Best of luck on your application process!
  7. First-time applicant applying this cycle, and I am looking for someone to review my personal statement. I do not want to provide the document on this post itself but if anyone with some experience writing or reviewing these would be willing to look over mine I would be happy to send it your way! Thanks in advance!
  8. Thanks for the help! I certainly have my own sense more or less of where and where I would not feel comfortable applying but wanted actually to get bogged down in the details of the matter. I can say I would not apply to a withheld/withdrawn program, and I would need to have a good reason and knowledge of why a school was Accreditation-Probation before attending. My issue is if a school is Accreditation-Probation and loses its accreditation, or voluntarily gives it up, and you are packed up and ready to go, or halfway through your time at the program and in that case you are somewhat SOL for lack of a better term. (Or am I on the wrong track?) This is not saying that all schools that are Accreditation-Probation loose accreditation whatsoever (that is not true). I just personally find it to be a significant risk if you are not even in the program yet, so I agree it is worth the research to see why the status was granted.
  9. I am trying to help some other students out and address some questions about the accreditation status of PA programs and wanted to try to summarize (and quote) some of Arc-PAs information about accreditation status. I guess my only confusion is about Accreditation-Withdrawn, Accreditation-Probation, and somewhat Accreditation-Withheld. I think a lot of my trouble lies within the ability for a school to choose to withdraw within 20 days. Does anyone have a good source that explains accreditation a bit more or things to look out for? Below is what I have typed up for accreditation. Please let me know if anything I have stated is not accurate! Thanks in advance for all the help. -Provisional: Generally this is for schools who have not enrolled students or had a matriculating class and have not yet made it into the Accreditation-Continued category. These programs may only remain accreditation-provisional for five years after the first class graduates and continue to be in the category “until the program achieves accreditation-continued after its third review, closes or withdraws from the accreditation process, or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards” ” (ARC-PA, 2017). Essentially, you will see Accreditation-provisional for some of the newer PA programs. - Continued: This is just continued accreditation through ARC-PA. Programs become Accreditation-continued when they already accreditation-continued and continue to comply with standards, Accreditation-probational programs who have shown they comply with Standards, or Accreditation-Provisional programs demonstrates compliance with the Standards after completion of the provisional review process” (ARC-PA, 2017). A program that is Accreditation-Continued will stay under this accreditation status unless they withdraw it or are found not complying with standards. - Clinical Postgraduate Program: accredited postgraduate programs as the name states. -Probation: This is a temporary accreditation status that may only last two years. (Note this does not mean the program cannot regain its accreditation. If they comply with Standards etc. they may be able to gain Accreditation-Continued status. Simply put Probation cannot last longer than two years.) This may be due to not meeting standards or “when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened. Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having its accreditation withdrawn” ” (ARC-PA, 2017). This means if the school does not fix the issues causing the accreditation change, they may risk losing accreditation. -Administrative Probation: Similar to the above accreditation status but this deals with failure to comply with administrative requirements, (“pay fees or submit required reports”). Repercussions are the same as for Accreditation-Probation if the program does not comply. -Withheld: This of for programs who are attempting to gain provisional statuses, but do not apply with Standards. The program “may voluntarily withdraw from the accreditation process within the 30-day appeal timeframe” (ARC-PA, 2017). I understand this as a measure for new programs which are not yet accredited at all. -Withdrawn: This is granted when “an established program is determined no longer to be in compliance with the Standards and is no longer capable of providing an acceptable educational experience for its students, or when the program has failed to comply with ARC-PA accreditation requirements, actions or procedures. The program may voluntarily withdraw from the accreditation process within the 30-day appeal timeframe” (ARC-PA, 2017). This -Voluntary Inactive Status: this is noted as a status that “may be granted to programs that temporarily suspend instruction and cease to matriculate students. The conditions of this status are determined program circumstances necessitating this status” (ARC-PA, 2017).
  10. Why have you decided to change from a pre-dental to a pre-PA track?
  11. Of the options, you have given I would say finish school first. But, why not take a CNA course over summer if available. Then get a job work part time, on some weekends and breaks and start getting your hours. This also helps because it gives you an idea of whether or not you want to work in the field. If this option would work and not interfere with your schoolwork/grades go for it! (Once you graduate with great grades you will have experience which can help if you want to find a more fitting full-time job if you are not ready to apply yet.)
  12. @Diggy I assume I will be required to sit through it again, and I won't put up a fight I would just rather learn new material in the class. (I understand this is an important skill that everyone should know.) I feel bad as I am getting off topic about OP's original question. I am more curious if I have made the correct decisions to take the EMT course, (if I will learn a lot of new information etc.). Maybe I could PM you about this? Or anyone else that may be able to help? I appreciate all the feedback.
  13. @mmchick Thanks for the response. Continuing my 5th year of undergrad and taking courses at my university and decided to take the EMT course at my local CC. (I am in the DMV area.) I figured a 10 credit EMT course at my the CC, which is a very good CC, would be worth is as CASPA lists EMT courses as science credits if taken at accredited universities. Total so far is slightly under $1,500 not included books etc. I already have my CNA and work in urgent care. My starting pay was very nice, I was trained a lot on the job and really enjoy it. @Diggy Thanks for the feedback. I am also already CPR/BLS certified. I just took a 4.5-hour recertification class through work, and really don't think I am interested in going through the BLS motions again unless they are something different in an EMT course. Any input on this?
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