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  1. Okay, that's good to hear! Thanks for the feedback
  2. Program A is $53,00 and program B is $77,000. But id also have to pay rent if i went to program B which makes it even more costly. Im not sure about scheduling my own rotations
  3. Thanks for the input! I agree that the initial meeting may not be the best gauge as to whether I will enjoy the program or not. It is well-established, so I am sure they know what they are doing. I have considered paying more to rent a place for myself during pa school, but it just seems silly when I could live only 15 mins away for free
  4. Hello everyone! So, I am very thankful to have gotten into both SBU & Desales, but I am struggling to decide between them... Stony Brook is in-state for me and 15 mins away from home, so the tuition is significantly cheaper than DeSales’ ($53,000 as opposed to DeSales’ $79,000), and I wouldn't need to pay rent. I am struggling because even though SBU would be much cheaper overall, and has an excellent reputation and ranking, I just did not feel like I connected with the faculty there, and I wasn’t very excited after the interview. Even though the programs are both 24 months, SBU seemed more rigorous and fast-paced. The students at SBU also seemed a bit older, which makes me feel like I'd be the inexperienced one of the bunch. Another concern is that I don't really want to live at home. Living with my family would save me money, but it may also drive me crazy with the added stress of PA school ? I would most likely want to live on LI no matter what school I go to though, and so going to SBU may make it easier to get a job in the area once I graduate. SBU also ends in May, which I've heard is better for new PA grads in terms of job hunting. On the other hand, DeSales is a bit more expensive, but definitely not as expensive as some programs out there. It has clinical experiences during the didactic year, such as a student-run free clinic and shadowing that I would not have at SBU. I also really connected with the faculty there and could picture myself going there and being happy. DeSales also had a brand-new, huge simulation lab that the PA students get to use a lot. DeSales is also one of the only programs in that area, you get more one-on-one time during clinical rotations, whereas w/ SBU, you’re with other LI PA students and med students. Some stats: PANCE 5-yr pass rates: SBU-97%, DeSales-100% Class size: SBU-44, DeSales-80 Campus: SBU-within a hospital & affiliated w/ med school, DeSales- w/in an undergrad campus Both have full cadaver dissection labs Electives: both have 1 elective Start date: SBU- June, DeSales- August PBL classes: SBU- have only about 4 of these activities throughout didactic year, DeSales- small group class discussion twice every week throughout all of didactic Overall, the main things that would drive me to go to SBU are the low cost and the ranking. Otherwise, I like DeSales more. Some insight on this dilemma would be much appreciated!!
  5. So i am currently trying to choose between two pa programs. One (we’ll call it program A) is cheaper, and has an excellent reputation, but it seems that the area is flooded with pa and med students and clinical rotations would be done with other pa students and med students in the area. The other pa program (program B) is the only program in that area, and you get more one on one attention during rotations. is it more common for programs to have multiple students in one rotation? Would it make that big of a difference in my clinical education in the long run? I want to save money by going to program A, but program B seems to have a better clinical curriculum.
  6. Does anyone know about what size the photo should be for the interview? They said to bring a small photo with you, but the smallest I have is 4x4.
  7. I also received an interview invite for September 15th! I chose the AM session ?
  8. For me, I got a confirmation e-mail after I paid the fee, and there was a link for the supplemental. It was easy to miss as it wasn't labeled "supplemental application" and the text was small. Maybe check through your e-mails again to make sure you haven't missed it.
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