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  1. I submitted my CASPA September 1st, and had received my first interview Sept. 14th. I felt like it was really late, but my logic was "might as well try" I only applied to schools w/ December and January deadlines...as long as you're smart about where you apply and you think you'd be a really great candidate at those schools you shouldn't have an issue. However, I would say October/November is definitely too late. In my opinion, it's better to wait and have a full and complete application, rather than submit early and have a bad/incomplete one. I applied to 10 schools, received 3 acceptances, 7 total interview invites (4 which I didn't go to), and 3 rejections. And this was September 1st. So don't worry
  2. I agree with Blynn12 - I applied to 10 schools this past cycle with December and January deadlines - I submitted CASPA September 1st and was verified September 4th. I received 5 interviews and 3 acceptances (2 of the interviews I declined to attend because I had chosen my school). Of note, most of those schools were actually rolling admissions. You just have to be smart about it - I knew I wasn't going to be able to apply early, so I only considered schools with Dec/Jan deadlines. I know what you mean about the patient care though, that was a huge reason I waited as well. So, June is definitely not too late! If anything it is even on the early/normal side. Good luck!
  3. Thank you so much for your response!! I did read the previous forums but I wanted more information. I work with a few PAs that went to Nova in FTL and I have been talking to them, and their experience seems very similar to yours. I think I'm going to go with FTL!! Just have to call and see if my deposit can transfer, haha!
  4. Hello!! I am having a really tough time choosing between the FTL and Orlando campuses. I currently have seat at Orlando (with a deposit) but was also accepted at FTL yesterday and now I have to make a tough choice because I truly liked both campuses. It's very difficult for me to compare, as I feel the campuses offer different things and are unique in their own ways. If there are any current or past students reading this - PLEASE share you experiences regarding faculty, location/campus, living, resources, and any other things you feel are relevant. I have tried to make a list but this made it even harder. I would love to hear from you!!!!
  5. Gave up my seat; going to Orlando instead. Hope this helps somebody!
  6. Being yourself is definitely important! As someone mentioned above, the interview consists of 3 rooms with 2-3 interviewers per room at ~8-10 minutes. Be prepared for questions that come at you quickly, as well as many situational/behavioral questions. I recommend having a "grab bag" of experiences that you can pull from to answer them...this is way better than having super rehearsed answers to every single little question and you won't come off as fake. Also this way, you won't be spending too much time thinking and can answer almost right away, which is beneficial when you have limited time! Other than that, in the beginning, try to mingle and talk with everyone..really get to know the faculty and ask questions of the students on the tour. I had a really great experience and I felt more excited than nervous. Good luck!!
  7. I interviewed 10/31, received my accept hold letter in the mail on 11/3, and received an accept call this morning (11/6). I am so happy and excited and would love to answer any questions anyone has!!
  8. I am in a weird situation where I am inbetween apartments and leases, so I made my mailing address as my permanent address which is where my parents live. I submitted CASPA on sept 1st and just made this change today. If programs send me letters will they send them to that new address or should I contact each program individually?
  9. That's awesome that you say that - I'm currently a scribe in the ED so I can definitely share my experience and relate to you. I love scribing, but I want to get a little more hands on/patient care experience. However... I don't really want to be a CNA and I don't really want to spend money and time on a certification. So MA would be perfect. I'll start applying. Thanks for sharing!!
  10. Interesting! So no hospitals. I feel like everywhere I've looked, primary care offices are affiliated with a large hospital. Still try for this or avoid d/t the affiliation ?
  11. I submitted 9/1 and was verified 9/4.
  12. Thanks so much for this advice - exactly what I was looking for. I actually was on Indeed when I noticed that some jobs only "preferred" you to have the certification. I do understand that it's rare but I will certainly try!
  13. Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone has worked as a medical assistant or CNA without going through a formal course or test. I've heard of people getting a MA/CNA position and receiving on the job training, but I wasn't sure how common this was. Please share your experience!
  14. Hi guys, i just received an interview invite! The earliest available date was December 11th. I wish there were dates sooner but I guess I'm lucky because I was a little late in the cycle! I submitted CASPA 9/1, was verified, 9/4, received a supplemental 9/5, submitted supplemental 9/11 and received an interview invite today, 9/14.
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