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  1. In a class of 50, there are likely several that have not had any issues at all. Many others, though, have had minor issues and others have had the severe slew of issues previously mentioned. Is there hope or signs of fixing these issues? I am sure there are, but there needs to be a major overhaul in the clinical coordination department that will not be easy to make. Changes will not be seen for months (which is probably optimistic in terms of a timeline), so it will be difficult to truly assess if any changes are working towards or against a resolution. I do wish the school would co
  2. Great question! If so, I hope that will catch the administration's attention! I don't know much about the PAEA standards, but it's doubtful that there is any way to regulate that.
  3. It is not surprising that the first-year students are mostly oblivious to/unaware of the problems. In my first year I also did not realize the extent of the issues. Placement simply means they have a general "hub" for your rotations, but in no way ensures stability (several students have had to get new hubs after being "placed"). This is a difficult scenario. If it were me, I would pay the deposit for each and choose as late as possible, once you have as much information as you can in regards to accreditation. Will those schools possibly have been approved before Bethel's start date
  4. Teaching staff is mostly great. A bit of turnover here as well, but not sure if more than other places where teachers are also practicing PAs.
  5. I don’t believe so. Students already have to set up their own electives, so those should not be limited since the school had mininmal involvement anyways.
  6. Best of luck! Practice interviewing as much as you can, even with general interview questions. Get comfortable with hearing yourself talk. I would definitely not be confrontational about the clinical years, though you could mention that you’ve heard concerns and want to know about stability. Again, there is little that most people would not go through in order to be excepted into PA school. At the end of the day, it’s about getting through PA school and passing your boards, and only partly about what happens in PA school. If you get interview opportunities for other schools, take th
  7. I don’t believe there have been any issues for minorities. It’s rural, but not malicious. Previous staff have been POC and also didn’t comment about it at all, so it doesn’t appear to be a major issues. Much of the town is retirement community, so a lot of older people who don’t give much trouble. Hope this helps
  8. Not at this time. They have limited the states for rotations to help mitigate the issue of being stretched too thin, which is a good thing IMO.
  9. I have uploaded additional information on the general forum for the program (it was posted previously, but seems to have disappeared for some reason). Hope this helps in your decision-making process!
  10. Hey everyone, If you are reading this you are likely looking at Bethel University as an option for PA school or have been accepted already. Before you decide to follow through, please make sure that you take all things into account. Many 2nd and 3rd year students have had major issues with clinicals - these are hard to see as a first-year student and you won't likely get this information from 1st year students during your interaction with them at your interviews. This does not reflect the education received during the didactic year, just the following 15 months. (Please excuse
  11. Hey everyone, First of all, congratulations on your acceptance! Getting to this point is one of the hardest accomplishments, and if you got accepted, you will likely do well with all of the coursework. One thing I would advise - interview at each place you get an interview. Do not stop just because you have a green light from one school. Yes, it can be expensive, but the investment will be worth it if accepted into another school. $1,000 in the light of the issues the school continues to have with clinical rotations, despite many students' suggestions for improvement, is a small
  12. Hey everyone, If you are reading this you are likely looking at Bethel University as an option for PA school. Before you decide to follow through, please make sure that you take all things into account. Many 2nd and 3rd year students have had major issues with clinicals - these are hard to see as a first-year student. Please excuse grammar and formatting - this was written quickly, but after much consideration and continued frustrations. Here are some of the issues with the school after the first year: There are only 2 staff members setting up rotations for both the 2nd
  13. I was originally defensive at the original post, but through time I have understood why it was posted. As a first year student, you are oblivious to all of the issues that the program has with clinicals. As a second year student, your life is filled with anxiety as 2 staff members try to scramble to try to throw you into a rotation that may or may not work out. But hey, you agreed to possibly being moved around all over the country 5 weeks at a time, at your own expense. And 2 people setting up clinicals for 100 students, what could go wrong? By third year you are over it and c
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