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  1. Hello! For those of you interviewing this upcoming Tuesday April 16th, we will be holding an informal Meet and Greet on Monday April 15th, at 5:30 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/H35LR8X. We look forward to seeing you there
  2. Congratulations to those who have been accepted! Welcome to the Touro fam! Please believe me when I say that you have been thoughtfully and intentionally selected to be part of the class of 2022. If you are looking for housing options this is a great website that many Touro students use http://www.tustudentlife.com/housing/rentals/. More options will be posted later in the Spring so just keep this in your back pocket for now.
  3. 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 Holiday Inn Express in American Canyon for my interview. It was nice and they had a continental breakfast in the morning which was super convenient, and just happens to be right across the street from the Starbucks (I can’t go without a good cup of coffee in the morning, so this was a necessity for me)! 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 flew in and out of San Fransisco Airport and rented a car since I’m from out of state, although the Oakland Airport is closest to the school. 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 $5-$8. Also, the tolls can cause a lot of traffic.
  4. Hello! For those of you interviewing this upcoming Tuesday 3/26, we will be holding an informal Meet and Greet on Monday 3/25, at 5:30pm 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/9HWQZMZ. We look forward to seeing you there
  5. HI @sandyng - message me directly and I can get you in contact with the correct person!
  6. Hello! For those of you interviewing this upcoming Tuesday 3/12, we will be holding an informal Meet and Greet on Monday 3/11, at 5:30pm 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/7ZGW769. We look forward to seeing you there
  7. Hi @arazue! Congrats on getting the interview, so excited to hear that you will be able to attend! We will be at Mare Island Brewery from about 4:30-6pm. We have a number of large exams that week so unfortunately won't be able to stay much later! Hope you can make it
  8. Hello! For those of you interviewing this upcoming Tuesday 2/26 we will be holding an informal Meet and Greet on Monday 2/25, 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/RLC5JJT. We look forward to seeing you there
  9. Hi @Evana1993 ! There is no set timeline for replying back unfortunately. If you have yet to hear back from Touro keep waiting, there are still opportunities to receive an interview! Sorry I can't give you a more concrete timeline!
  10. Hi all! Sorry for my absence over the past month or so, we jumped right back into classes when returning from winter break! If you have not seen my previous posts, I am the current Vice President of the MSPAS/MPH Class of 2021. 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 2022. Here is the link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2138981133080692/. If you have been ACCEPTED into the program, go ahead and click this link and request to be a member. Our current president (Brent) 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 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.
  11. Hi all! If you have not seen my posts in the other forum page, I am the current Vice President of the MSPAS/MPH Class of 2021. 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 2022. Here is the link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2138981133080692/. If you have been ACCEPTED into the program, go ahead and click this link and request to be a member. Our current president (Brent) 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 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. Hi @jae22, I'm the current VP of the class of 2021, Touro does not release how many students they have accepted/how many more they plan to. Sorry! I'm happy to hear that you liked the school, they are continuing with interviews, so don't lose hope!
  13. Hi @PALJP, we have not yet started making the Facebook group, we will work on getting that made sometime this Spring after returning from Winter break. We will keep you updated!
  14. For those of you interviewing on 11/27: If you 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 Holiday Inn Express in American Canyon for my interview. It was nice and they had a continental breakfast in the morning which was super convenient, and just happens to be right across the street from the Starbucks (I can’t go without a good cup of coffee in the morning, so this was a necessity for me)! 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 flew in and out of San Fransisco Airport and rented a car since I’m from out of state, although the Oakland Airport is closest to the school. 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 $5-$8. Also, the tolls can cause a lot of traffic. Additionally: We will be holding an informal Meet and Greet on Monday 11/26, at 6:30pm 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/73RFCKH. We look forward to seeing you there!
  15. Hi @wahwahwei, I am the Vice President of the first-year class at Touro this year and can tell you that Touro will continue to do interviews through the remainder of this semester as well as into early Spring 2019. Not sure on any specifics, but you can definitely still hear from the program regarding an interview. Hopefully that helps!
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