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  1. Declined my interview for December. I hope one of you get the spot.
  2. I would wait. Typically the school takes care of this as well.
  3. Declined my interview at St. George. Hope it goes to someone who really wants it!
  4. There should be a tab that says, admission offer. There then will be three tabs, that say something like admission agreement, make decision, and another one. You will be able to find the admission offer in there and you should be able to esign.
  5. For those of you who have had interviews, are you out of state?
  6. I've been waiting to share, but this is so surreal. I got my acceptance call 10/1 and interviewed 9/30! Literally cannot believe that this is real life. For those of you that received your phone call, they stated that we would get our official emails before the 10/18 right? TBH I was happy crying and all I heard was that I was in.
  7. I would only reach out to schools for the following reasons: 1. You never received notification that your application was processed or under review. 2. The timeline in which they stated they would view your application has passed. Otherwise, do not reach out to the schools. They get 2000+ applications and you don't want to be "that guy" asking where your application is.
  8. I have written my personal statement and mentioned that I am bilingual in English and Spanish. My native language is English, but I have taken 10 years of Spanish courses and would consider myself pretty fluent (I use my Spanish daily with patients in an inpatient setting). Has anyone who has had past interviews, and is bilingual, been given an interview question in their second language? This could just be pre-application anxiety, but I see myself potentially walking into an interview already a nervous disaster and then just totally blowing it if they asked me a question in Spanish that I didn't quite understand. Thanks in advance!
  9. I had my LORS submitted 1 week after CASPA opened; all were submitted on time. Everything else for my application was submitted 15 days after CASPA opened. I have a feeling that I may have applied to early? Maybe I was looked over because I appeared too eager. I also did not have ANY direct patient care hours the first time I applied which I think was a huge downfall on my application. I liked my personal statement at the time of submission, but now as I reflect on it, it did not set a stage for who I am and why I want to be a PA. I was very baffled though as some of the schools I knew I had a good chance at rejected me very early on. Thank you for reassuring me that you also feel the process really is unpredictable. It is incredibly difficult to work on improving your application when the "improvements" may not be what they want for the next incoming class. I had applied at UNE and was statistically the exact same as a co-worker in GPA, GRE, hours, etc; she got in the year before me and when I had applied, they informed me that scribing was starting to be less valuable to schools and I didn't get in because they had put in the new requirement of direct patient care hours. This next cycle I will be fine tuning my application and hoping for the best! Thanks for your insight.
  10. I only applied to 3 higher ranking programs and didn't have the direct patient care with that application cycle. Other than the personal statement and LORs (all of which were determined to be genuine and professional) do you have any additional advice?
  11. Hi all, I wanted to thank you in advance for any advice that will be given on this topic. I will be applying for the second time in April 2019 and I am kind of caught up as to where I should apply. My first time applying, I went more of a geographic approach (I applied to places I would like to live) while also considering how I compared to the previous classes. Out of 13 schools, I had 1 interview and I was waitlisted at that school. I have been doing extensive research on school statistics and although I meet all minimum criteria and seem to be average for most schools, I fear that where I apply will be the wrong choices (I was pretty surprised at my lack of interviews). Did any of you have a system to narrow down where you wanted to apply? How do you pick schools that are the most likely to offer you an interview? Stats: GPA: 3.5 Science GPA: 3.44 Direct Patient Care Hours: 2,150 (Phlebotomist, Medical Assistant) Indirect Patient Care Hours: 6,750 (Emergency Room Medical Scribe, x3 years) Volunteer Hours: 350 (Free Medical Clinic) Shadowing Hours: 80; Orthopedics, Trauma, ER, Internal Medicine GRE: 308; W 4.5 Undergraduate Science Courses: Immunology, Genetics, BioChem, A&P, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology. Other application boosters: From a rural area, 1st generation college graduate, both parents deceased when I was 16. Thanks!
  12. I would apply to 12-16 schools. Any more than that is a waste of money; especially since your stats are very strong. If you do not have volunteering hours, I would advise that you stay away from any schools that have an emphasis on "serving the underprivileged" or schools that require a certain amount of volunteering hours. If they mention serving the community in their mission statement (I know a couple of the Arizona schools do) then they expect that you will show your willingness to do that in volunteer hours. If you have a goal of July 1st for a submission date, but you have zero volunteer hours, I would recommend that you extend that application date to August 1st and get two months of volunteering under your belt if you really want the best chance at getting in. I volunteer at a free clinic as an MA and it has changed my life and my aspect of becoming a PA for the better. All in all, whatever school you are looking at, look at their statistics from the incoming class and double everything. That will make you the best applicant. Best of luck to you. Don't forget, applying is hard and the waiting game is harder.
  13. Has anyone heard of more movement on the waitlist? I understand that they began pulling from it in Mid March; but today is May and I am losing hope...
  14. Don’t forget to fill out FAFSA even if you haven’t been accepted to a program yet. :)
  15. I know they are interviewing till February, so I am sure that there are more people waiting to be interviewed. Also, there are people on the active list as well likely waiting for things to move, but I dont think that happens till April. Probably quiet secondary to PTSD on this website... ;) I am sure people who have accepted will reach out soon.
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