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  1. I'm hoping my story will resonate with some of you who are dealing with the possibility of reapplying next year. First of all, don't throw in the towel yet. There are most likely more invites to go out and some of those on the waitlist often get an opportunity to join the class. It ain't over! Secondly, if it ends up that you are not accepted into the cohort this year and you are truly passionate about becoming a PA, then there's no choice but to apply again next year. You will be the more wiser for going through this process already and you have a year to gain more experience, more maturity, more knowledge...it's not a loss. I wanted to become a PA to be in a profession where I am challenged every day, I am learning something every day, and I am able to share with others what I have learned. However, when I decided a PA career would hit all these marks, I was already almost 40 years old. I could have easily told myself how ridiculous it would be for me to go back to school part time for six years to get my BS degree while retaking A&P I and II because mine had expired AND take microbiology and organic chemistry. I could have easily said I am too old and this would be too hard. But I didn't. Because I know for certain that all I have right this moment is time. And if I spent one more year thinking about going back to school instead of doing it, now I am a year older. So I did it. I am 45 years old and will graduate from PA school at 47 years old starting my second career. I can honestly tell you whenever life has thrown a monkey wrench in MY plans for life, I have always looked back and realized it was to make me a better person or push me in a new direction. Once that happens to you often enough, you start learning to have faith in the path that life throws you in. Future colleagues, this is OUR path. It doesn't matter if it's this year or next year or the next. If you want it, it will happen. We are here to support each other no matter how long it takes to get us where we need to be. If you don't get in this year, meet with the school and have someone with experience take an objective look at your application. There is always room for improvement. Have faith that your time will come if you put in the work needed to get there. And if I can do anything to help you, I'm ready and willing. Best wishes, Vicky
  2. I received my acceptance email at 1717 as well! Congratulations to all those who have received acceptance emails and for those that haven't, please keep your chin up! It's not over by a long shot!!! Vicky
  3. Here’s to checking my email every two seconds today! Excited to hopefully receive lots of acceptance messages from you all today!
  4. @patobe82 I want to wish you and all those interviewing Monday the best of luck. I'm sending positive vibes your way. EVMS does everything possible to make it as relaxing as an interview day can be. You'll have wonderful support from the current class and I highly recommend meeting some interviewees beforehand. I can't tell you how much it calmed my nerves having multiple familiar faces that morning! YOU HAVE GOT THIS! YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR YEARS AND NOW JUST NEED TO SHOW THEM HOW GREAT YOU ARE IN PERSON!!!
  5. Bought my interview suit today and have been reading one of the PA interview books. I know one of the interviewees would like to meet Thursday night. Since I'm local I can do that and anyone is welcome to join us. Then maybe the other days we meet at the designated meet & greet places/times from the email? I'll definitely be at the meet & greet on Friday night. I am very excited for all of us to finally get to the finish line of the application process. I hope I can push my nerves aside when it comes to game day! Feel free to follow me on instagram and I'll reciprocate. @thegrayprepa Vicky
  6. @Beata I'm local and would be glad to meet you anytime. I work until about 4 pm that day on the same campus as the interview. We could meet there and then grab something afterwards nearby along with anyone else who can join us. Vicky
  7. Are there any spouses of active duty military members who plan on using the GI bill to pay for PA school? If so, I'd like to ask some questions.
  8. @prit1124 Just emailed you and finished editing and commenting on your document. Hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck!!
  9. Lots of restaurants nearby and cool hangout spots. Let's solidify something the week of the interview.
  10. @futurepa2020 My interview is Friday at 0745. I’m local and would like to get together with anyone that wants to.
  11. I’ll look it over Vicky.gaddis@gmail.com
  12. According to last year, the second wave came Friday. Wishing all those remaining the best of luck!!
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