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GoldenGirl90 last won the day on February 27 2018

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  1. I took 5 years off after undergrad to travel (I worked on cruise ships as a musician so obviously non-medical) and I got accepted my first try. I think schools like diversity in life experiences. I talked about my world travels in my personal statement and in my interviews - it made a good talking point. For what it’s worth, I’m really glad that I took the time off to see the world and get some life experience before PA school. Good luck with whatever you decide ?
  2. I know how you feel! I did actually bring it up with her, and she said it depends on how positive I am that psych is what I want to do. If I'm sure it's what I want, she said the extra psych experience would of course be helpful. But if there's a chance there's some other random specialty, like neurology or something that isn't a mandatory rotation, that I could potentially love even more, then that would also be worth exploring. So I'm torn! I wonder if potential employers would be more likely to hire a PA if they had a second psych rotation, or if at the end of the day it wouldn't matter.
  3. I start PA school this coming May, and will be paying for the entire program (around 90k) out of pocket (from my own savings, no help from parents or anything). I'm 27 and I took 5 years off after undergrad to work like crazy and save every penny that I could. I know a lot of people are in a rush to get through PA school as quickly as possible, but I honestly am so glad that I waited those 5 years before I applied. Aside from the financial aspect of being able to put aside the money for school, I also feel like I'm going in with so much more life experience and perspective. (Not to mention, af
  4. can I ask what part of the country you're in? I have my heart set on the psych speciality when I graduate, and it's a little discouraging to hear that there are so few jobs -- I'm hoping it's just certain states that have that issue! I know some states really prefer PMHNPs
  5. I'm just a PA student as well, but when I was applying to my program I spent some time shadowing a psych PA in my area and she told me she is very, very happy in her job. She works strictly outpatient now but worked inpatient for several years, and she said outpatient is less draining, in her opinion. She had no prior psych experience and actually planned to go into women's health, but ended up falling in love with psych during her rotations and never looked back. Anyway, like you guys, I have my heart set on getting a job in psych when I graduate (which is still 2 years away). Just curio
  6. I really think it depends on the school. At the school I'll be attending (Butler University), it said right on the website that after the academic evaluation, scores would be zeroed and all candidates would be considered equal coming into the interview day. I'm sure every school is different, though!
  7. Hey all - Here is the link to our new class group on Facebook ? https://m.facebook.com/groups/529482557400447?ref=content_filter Feel free to add yourselves!
  8. I don't think so -- I was actually thinking about creating one! If you guys want to send me your names we can get that going ?
  9. I got accepted today as well and will definitely be there in May! I actually only applied to Butler so I was pretty relieved to get that call haha. Really excited to meet everyone in our class :) I live in Indy now so if anyone has questions about the area feel free to ask!
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