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  1. Computer. PA-CAT was the first day of interviews. It was being done as a pilot study. I don’t know that this round of applicants will be asked to take it.
  2. The interview process was very well organized in my opinion. We were required to take a 4 hour PA-CAT exam in addition to writing an essay. Otherwise no additional testing.
  3. They aren’t rolling admissions, so every applicant that is selected for an interview will hear the same day regardless of application submission date. The tentative date should be posted on their website. The class before me moved online for a bit. However the program director is keeping all things in-person for the fall semester.
  4. Hi everyone, I am attending UT's program. If you have anyone questions about the application process let me know.
  5. That will depend on the school. Some schools will require a BCP GPA of 3.0 or above to even be considerd (FGCU for example). Other schools will not even look at it.
  6. If the majority of the schools you are applying to use rolling admissions, I would submit now. If the schools don't use rolling admissions then wait and finish your classes. I would doubt that moving your gpa from a 3.15 to a 3.28 is going to make or break your application. However, applying late in the cycle (and august is late) to rolling admissions schools will make or break your chance of acceptance for some programs.
  7. Hi I am not in the same position as you but figured I would do my best to point you in the right direction. First look at this link and read through it: https://help.liaisonedu.com/CASPA_Applicant_Help_Center/Sending_Your_Official_Transcripts_and_Test_Scores_to_CASPA/Sending_Official_Transcripts_to_CASPA/Foreign_and_French-Canadian_Transcripts Second, if you have not yet determined what schools you plan to apply for, being that you are a foreign graduate I would do this as soon as possible. Many programs will not allow you to apply with a foreign degree at all. But there are some that will and I would find out which ones you are interested and call them and explain your situation to them in detail and thoroughly look over their requriements. For example Barry University will accept your foreign degree, but they have a stipulation that you need to have atteneded college in the USA for at least 1 year prior to submitting your application. As far as your GPA question, I can only imagine that CASPA will follow the GPA that was given on your evaluation. Also I would encourage you to get a second evaluation done (this time use WES). I know it is costly to do the evaluation, but my wife is from Brazil and when we evaluated her transcripts we used 2 different places and both places gave different course credit hours as well as different GPA's. At any rate WES is known as the mecca of transcript evaluation services, so use them. Best of luck.
  8. I applied with 10 shadowing hours and was accepted.
  9. To anyone reading this post. I have not updated this list in awhile. Most of the data I got in 2018 so requirements and gpa's etc have likely changed at many programs. I'm hoping to compile a new list in the near future. Good luck to all of this cycle's applicants.
  10. I can't give you any advice because I have no idea how it feels to walk in your shoes. But I can encourage you and say that you have alreay accomplished an amazing feat by nearly completing didactic. I know sometimes it seems like the world around you and your life is negative, but just the fact that you've managed to get into PA school and get this far with your medical hx is an incredibly positive thing. I wish you the very best and will keep you in my prayers! You'll make the right choice.
  11. I wasn’t referring to really “prepping” I mean like from a previous career. For example someone who has a degree and work experience in kinesiology finding certain aspects of PA school much easier. Or a former pharmacist with the pharmacology stuff.
  12. Did anyone have a specific subject area fairly mastered prior to matriculating (i.e. anatomy, physiology, pharm)? If so, did you feel like it made a really big difference or was it just a small percentage off your workload?
  13. Would it really be that hard to lift restrictions on PA’s using certain medications? Paramedics have 1 year of education and give etomidate, propofol, succinylcholine, vecuronium, rocuronium and the list goes on. I can’t see not being able to remove restrictions on PA’s when you have individuals far less educated giving very similar meds.
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