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  1. Hi Newbie! Congrats on your acceptance! Thats a really big deal! There is not currently a facebook group as less than half of your class has been accepted so far - Touro tends to hav later interviews than most programs - you were one of the early ones. We will have one up for you some time in the next few months once more of your classmates have been accepted. I do know there are a few people who follow this discussion who have also been accepted so you can always try to connect on here.
  2. Hello Everyone, I apologize that this forum has not been updated much from this account. This account belongs to the current VP for the first year class here at Touro. We change hands in the middle of the Fall term and things get transferred gradually. Apologies aside, I wanted to let everyone know that if they have any questions about the application process, school, or anything else Touro that they can message me and I will try my best to have an answer to you by the end of the week. I will be checking this account once a week on weeks without a major exam, so I will try to be available to you as a resource going forward. That being said, there are limitations to what insight I can give you while still being fair to other applicants who may not have access to / use this forum. I am excited to help you through this process and to hopefully meet some of you soon!
  3. Hey Future PA, I am the current VP for the PA class here at Touro. In my experience, they do interviews in groups, though I believe they are multiple times in a month, maybe one or two. Most interviews will happen this year, they always interview on the later side. I submitted my secondary app sometime in late November, early December, and didn't get invited to my interview until February for a March interview. In my case, the interview was pushed to April because of quarantine. After the interview, they get back to you within a matter of days and Grace, our program director, calls you with the news. I hope this was helpful. It is a long process, but you're not alone.
  4. Hi Candice, I am the current VP for the PA class. Check out my most recent posts in this thread regarding timelines. I would expect to hear back some time in the next few weeks, this delay is normal.
  5. Hi Atlas, I am the current VP for the first year PA class. In my experience, I submitted my supplemental around the same time you did and wasn't offered an interview until mid - late February. The school is small and the administrators have been swamped making changes constantly because of COVID, so I am sure they are taking a little extra time. That being said they all really put a lot of time and energy into the applications and interviews so I am sure they are prioritizing your applications as well. Try to be patient, you should hear back from them in the next few weeks.
  6. Hi Alden, I am the current VP for the PA class. In my experience, I waited about 3-4 months to hear back from the school between supplemental and interview. I was asked for a supplemental in Nov/Dec, and Asked to interview in the middle part of February. It is an agonizing wait, but it was worth it! I hope this is helpful.
  7. Hi everyone! I'm the Vice President of the MSPAS/MPH Class of 2022 and I'll be checking the forum periodically to answer any questions that I can. Congratulations to all of you applying this year. That in itself is a huge accomplishment. I'm not far removed from the process so I know what you're going through. Stay encouraged and continue to be genuine to yourself throughout this process. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck!
  8. To those who have received acceptance letters/phone calls, you can find more information regarding the FB page in the forum linked to this post. Congrats!!! I looking forward to hearing from you!!!
  9. Hi Nicolette! Congrats on your acceptance! We are so excited for you to join our program and we are looking forward to meeting you and all your future classmates. There is a topic in this forum titled Accepted where I've posted more information regarding the FB page and process to get added. Here is the link to the FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2795721853811355/. Please refer to the Accepted forum topic (linked below) for more details. Again, welcome to the Class of 2023!!!
  10. Of note: If the name on your application does not match with your name on FB, please send a message to either myself or the FB group so that we provide our admin with the correct names. Thank you!
  11. Hello everyone! In case you have not seen my previous posts, I am the current Vice President of the MSPAS/MPH Class of 2022. I may have met some of you during the informal M&Gs held the day before the interview. If not, I look forward to meeting you all this upcoming fall!!! Congratulations to everyone who has been accepted! We are so excited to have you as a part of our Touro family! We recently created a Facebook page for the accepted class of 2023. Here is the link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2795721853811355/. If you have been ACCEPTED into the program, go ahead and click this link and request to be a member. Our current president is running this page, and once you have requested to be added to the page he will confirm your acceptance to the program with our admissions staff and accept you into the group. This process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, so we appreciate your patience. This page has members from our class, and ultimately will contain your whole class prior to starting classes this Fall. It is used for introducing yourself and getting to know your future classmates, as well as asking any questions to current students that you may have regarding the program/housing/finances/etc. We want to make your transition into PA school smooth and ease any stress you may have. We are here to assist you in any way possible! Again, we are super excited for your journey to start with Touro! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the Facebook page or anything else.
  12. Hello everyone! For those interviewing on January 22nd: We will be holding an informal Meet and Greet on Tuesday, January 21st, at 4:30PM at the Mare Island Brewery Company (located at 289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA). This is completely optional and will give you a chance to meet current students in the program as well as other interviewees. Hopefully it will help get rid of some nerves before your interview. If you're interested please take this quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZSBSBW3. We look forward to seeing you there!
  13. For those of you who are looking for lodging and transportation information check here for recommendations from the school: http://admissions.tu.edu/lodging/ http://facilities.tu.edu/campusmap/ I stayed at the DoubleTree in American Canyon for my interview. It was nice and they had a nice little restaurant where I grabbed a quick bite before leaving for my interview in the morning. The school also offers a light breakfast before the interview which I definitely recommend taking advantage of. There are some restaurants around the American Canyon area where I got dinner at as well. There are also some hotels slightly closer to Touro that a number of my classmates stayed in. I am from Northern California so I drove up closer to the area the night before, but a few of my classmates who are from Southern California or from out of state flew into San Francisco Airport or Oakland Airport and they rented a car since they were from out of state. A few things to know: The school is on Mare Island so the only way to access the campus is on a bridge. There are two bridges that access the island, however, the larger of the two bridges (the CA-37 bridge) is normally rather backed up with morning traffic, and the smaller of the two bridges goes up periodically to allow for ships to pass. Although this doesn’t happen often, it can take about 10 minutes. I recommend planning accordingly for your commute to your interview by leaving extra time for traffic due to these bridges. If you are traveling from OAK or SFO airport or nearby cities that require you to take the 1-80E or 101 N, you will have to pay a toll. The tolls only accept cash, so make sure you have cash otherwise you will receive a ticket! The tolls are anywhere from $6-$8. Also, the tolls can cause a lot of traffic.
  14. Hello everyone! For those interviewing on December 10th: We will be holding an informal Meet and Greet on Monday, December 9th, at 4:30PM at the Mare Island Brewery Company (located at 289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA). This is completely optional and will give you a chance to meet current students in the program as well as other interviewees. Hopefully it will help get rid of some nerves before your interview. If you're interested please take this quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5RGGC8M. We look forward to seeing you there!
  15. Hello everyone! For those interviewing on November 19th: We will be holding an informal Meet and Greet on Monday, November 18th, at 4:30PM at the Mare Island Brewery Company (located at 289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA). This is completely optional and will give you a chance to meet current students in the program as well as other interviewees. Hopefully it will help get rid of some nerves before your interview. If you're interested please take this quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSQKJWN. We look forward to seeing you there!
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