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  1. Join the FB group and we will get you as much info as we can
  2. Overall the experience has been good. The program is small, so there are plenty of opportunities for one-on-one time with professors if there are areas you find you are struggling with. PA school is difficult, no matter what... clin med and A&P is a TON of information that you are expected to learn in a very short amount of time, so it really just comes down to finding a system that works for you and sticking with it. My advice to anyone that has been accepted: Don't stress... it will be super overwhelming at first, but you'll be fine. Don't study. Enjoy the time you have before the program starts, the small amount that you may learn on your own isn't worth the extra time you will lose with your friends/family. As far as the clinical rotations go, the program tries really really hard to put people where they want to be (even outside of Tennessee). Bethel really focuses on rural healthcare, so rural communities are their bread and butter, but they're not limited to that. I'm (mostly) hubbed in Nashville, but we have students hubbed all over TN, as well as Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, and St. Louis
  3. Overall the experience has been good. The program is small, so there are plenty of opportunities for one-on-one time with professors if there are areas you find you are struggling with. PA school is difficult, no matter what... clin med and A&P is a TON of information that you are expected to learn in a very short amount of time, so it really just comes down to finding a system that works for you and sticking with it. My advice to anyone that has been accepted: Don't stress... it will be super overwhelming at first, but you'll be fine. Don't study. Enjoy the time you have before the program starts, the small amount that you may learn on your own isn't worth the extra time you will lose with your friends/family. As far as the clinical rotations go, the program tries really really hard to put people where they want to be (even outside of Tennessee). Bethel really focuses on rural healthcare, so rural communities are their bread and butter, but they're not limited to that. I'm (mostly) hubbed in Nashville, but we have students hubbed all over TN, as well as Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, and St. Louis
  4. Just hang in there! Some students MAY receive letters (emails) of admission within 1-2 days, for some it may be 1-2 weeks. That's just the nature of the process, unfortunately... the hard part is over though! :) Good luck.
  5. Interviews vary each time depending on how many interviewers are present that day. Please expect to be here until noon at the minimum, but as long as 2PM at the latest. Lunch will be provided if interviews go past noon. Security at BNA generally goes pretty fast (10-15 minutes) so you dont need to plan for too much extra time at the airport, and the rental car drop off is located in-terminal.
  6. This is a forum for the accepted students of the class of 2020. If you have any questions about where to live, workout, shop etc. please feel free to ask us! Additionally, please request to join your class facebook page here: Bethel PACO 2020 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1921981144743255/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
  7. I am happy to announce that our most recent graduating class - 2017 - achieved a 100% pass rate on the PANCE.
  8. Bethel does realize there has been issues with downloading the shadowing form and is working on fixing the issue. Until then, I have a copy that you can download off my dropbox here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n20ux7z5g1wapqw/Shadowing Form (1).pdf?dl=0 If anyone has any other questions or issues, please let us know! -James
  9. @Holly_Diana I am a PA-S1 in TN trying to set up several rotations in CO. Do you have any information about the additional insurance requirements needed? I was told that general liability and workers comp are needed but I would love some more info Thanks!
  10. Hey I am in the same boat. i know this post is quite old, but if you're still active could you let me know what you found out?
  11. For applicants not from Tennessee flying in for your interview, I recommend flying in to Nashville and taking the northern route via I-24 W though Clarksville and US-79 S into Paris. This route is equidistant as I-40 W, but much more scenic and has more options for stops on the way in. Once you get though Clarksville, you drive through the Land between the Lakes National Park and Paris Landing State Park. Paris Landing is about 20 minutes outside of town, but has some great lodging and restaurants and is a really beautiful area during the summer. If you are more comfortable staying in town so that you can be closer to the interview in the morning, the general consensus is that the Quality Inn is the place to stay. It is attached to our convention center, so it has the best rates, most rooms, and a good breakfast in the morning. Depending on when you arrive in Paris really makes all the difference on what dining options you have, as a couple places close a little on the early side (depending on what you’re used to… I’m from Phoenix where I was accustomed to eating late-night grub all the time). Perry’s is the best BBQ in town. He runs a little outdoor-only BBQ shack in the downtown area, but closes around 7 PM (Right next to 209 N Market St, Paris, TN 38242). Woody’s is probably the best Pizza restaurant in town (849 Volunteer Drive Paris, TN 38242) and there’s also Miso (Japanese-ish), the Olive pit (Italian-ish) and El Vallarta (Mexican-ish) all located on Mineral Wells Ave. Again, congratulations on everyone for receiving an interview at Bethel! This is an excellent place to go to school and I’m looking forward to meeting all of you! Please let me know if there are any other questions you may have. James
  12. Congratulations everyone! Please let me know if you have any questions about where to stay or eat while you're here! Good luck on your interviews!
  13. First, let me say good luck to you on your application & hopefully we can meet during the interview process! As far as the interview goes, just be yourself! The process is really an evaluation of you as an individual so let your personality shine and be sure to communicate why you're a good fit for the PA profession and Bethel. The clinical electives take place the third year and can be used (mostly) however you see fit. Some students use them as a job interview, some use them as additional training to bolster their resume (like doing a pulm & cardio rotation to prepare them for an ER job). If you are accepted at Bethel, worrying about your electives won't take place until you are well into your clinical year, as most students don't have a clue what field they want to work in until they get some rotations under their belt. Hope this helps! -James
  14. Hello everyone! I am a current first year student at Bethel. Please let me know if there are any questions you have about applying to this program.
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