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  1. I'm dealing with the same issue, as well. I was assuming that the Application ID could be placed into the 'Department' region when first putting CASPA into the Organization region in the beginning. However, I'm still unable to figure out the recipient email problem... I'm thinking it could be a glitch in the NSC website, but haven't heard back from them at this time. Have you been able to find any solution thus far?
  2. Just out of curiosity -- does anyone know exactly what the 'Letters by Liason' portal looks like to the evaluators? I've had to submit multiple letters of recommendation from previous employers for other post-bacc or bacc. programs, but this was always the commonly used letter form of letters of recommendation, which I Imagine the portal is not (I could be wrong?). So was just wondering if anyone knew exactly what the evaluations covered -- what the scores and correlating questions were about specifically, if the evaluator still has the opportunity to write in the same way they did in the previous letters of recommendation that I had received from them? I have a few who cover the bases and who wrote incredible letters of recommendation at that time, but I didn't know if the portal allows for me to utilize these same people and have it have the same type of impact it had in written form. This is my first time submitting for CASPA so I'm pretty green to all of it... any help is appreciated. Thanks! -Michael
  3. This absolutely varies from state to state... I know for many states, by petitioning the courts to seal and/or expunge any previous convictions, this automatically allows someone to be able to check the 'no' box under these conditions at this time and ONLY under the condition where a future criminal act and/or act of violence is to be committed can these records be uncovered (and this only can be uncovered by law enforcement/government protection agencies/etc.) Additionally, by law, even in the event that records are uncovered I have read that it is in fact not legally allowed to be asked about... If this agency did in fact ask you about the record or held merit of the charge in order to prevent your hiring, they in fact had committed an illegal act at that point. What this all means? Sure, even if that is the case... you've got way too much work to do to prove this and litigate it at this point for 99.9% of workers to go through the process in showing this all took place, but on the books it's not allowed. However, I do know that its a pain in the ass to get everything not only expunged, but to go through the multiple levels of record keeping (and their connected bureaus/etc.) ultimately falls on the convicted to ensure that all levels of government records have done as they are supposed to in order to ensure that the records were, in fact, expunged or sealed as granted. 'Expungement' is the entire destruction of the records, whereas sealing them is merely tucking them away into the depths of a basement somewhere in the event they are needed... Always reach for expungement in the event of petitioning the courts. Austyn -- not to pry, but was this a first offense DUI and/or were there any other charges associated? It just seems that a first offense is seldom charged as a felony, and even in the event the court initially charges a felony level, it can be knocked down.. But if other charges were connected, this could hold merit over the ultimate goal, as well... I'd likely think longer than 2 years may be required, but it all varies from state to state.
  4. Would you still say to do this considering they went from part-time (via PRN) to Full-Time and is currently working full time? I may be totally wrong in my perception, but I feel like they would weigh (to some degree, even if not entirely consciously) seeing the job was a full time position over seeing it was a part time or per diem position -- Obviously can't flat out tell lies, as that's well.. just jacked up to even consider and will ultimately show itself in it's deception, but considering it's a full time job now .. I just feel there's only upside to select full time at this point... is this belief totally wrong or do I have some semblance of a leg to stand on?
  5. Anyone have any insight into the Biochemistry prerequisite for some schools that require a biochemsitry class and the downside to registering for a survey biochemistry course vs. a biochemistry (for majors) course? I am a post-B.A. graduate now picking and choosing certain required classes from those that seem most applicable in pre-req's for my application, and at this point I have found a Biochemistry course that is listed as a 'Survey Biochemistry' course and not the actual Intro to Biochem. class listed for majors. The main reason for doing so is because I haven't actually fulfilled the Organic Chemistry requirement and have found enough schools to not deem Chemistry + Organic necessary for their admission and given that Organic would be an entire year added to where I am today with all of this coming out of pocket. Not only would the cost be detrimental to me, but the timeframe I'm looking at for sanity sake to actual apply into schools is starting to wear on me (for full transparency sake...). I'm just really eager to get into the P.A. school side of things and begin learning more applicable (even it it be more difficult) information given my desire to sit in a lab all day and do chemical equations are sitting around the 0% range. Any insight is greatly appreciated -- I know some schools have specifically listed that a survey course does not fulfill this pre-requisite, but I figure if it comes to it, I can cross that bridge when I get there if it turns out to be absolutely necessary at that time, but I don't want to take the class for the time being if none of the schools seem to be accepting it or if it will actually be detrimental to my application in the long run. Thanks for any insight you can offer! -Michael
  6. I just came upon this post, as well -- any more updates from new programs that have been developed international rotations and/or are open to a student taking these types of rotations? I know I've looked at the aforementioned schools and I'm pretty sure (with the exception of Harding, haven't looked at it), they all still have international rotations. Also, to those who have mentioned setting up international rotations or have people in their programs who have set up international rotations -- any insight on how this is done? I'm sure every school is slightly different, but at this present moment, I wouldn't even know where to start and any insight on this process would be massively appreciated.
  7. Hey all -- New to the forum. I'm a post-BA student with a degree in Geography/Economics, where I focused on community development and the more sociological side of things... Years after my graduation, I decided to take the plunge into the medical field instead. I currently am an EMS worker with the goal to be involved with the Global Health field in the future (main interest in water/sanitation/infectious diseases, etc.).. Given the short background, my thought process is directed at doing a P.A. program with the hopes of being able to utilize that both domestically and abroad... SO -- I suppose my main questions are: 1.) Does this seem like a good approach, given my main interest being in global health? I'm currently 29 -- so to try and backtrack at this point and attempt to go to Med School seems like an idea I'm being nudged away from... especially from physicians I've met en route at hospitals and others that I know. Additionally -- I'm wondering if there are any sorts of databases that show P.A. programs with International Clinical Elective rotations? Going from site to site to try and find my best case scenario is becoming somewhat wasteful in terms of time utilization it seems. OR -- better yet, have you heard of any programs that seem to offer this opportunity and/or are the best types of programs for this interest? May seem like a pretty broad and rounded question, but thought maybe you all could offer some insight. Thanks a ton! Michael
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