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  1. Congratulations! May I ask when you recieved the interview?
  2. That's awesome! Good luck! How long ago did you get an invite?
  3. I also got an invite to interview, but it was by email not telephone. I wish the interview was sooner. I won't be interviewing until November.
  4. Hello all, I had received an invite to interview, but I have withdrawn my application. Hopefully this opens up a spot for someone on the wait list!
  5. This is very inaccurate. E.g. Quinnipiac is listed as not requiring experience, but they require a minimum of 2,500 hours of HCE.... Didn't look up the rest but I am sure they're not all correct.
  6. good luck to everyone interviewing tomorrow!
  7. Guess we'll just have to prove you wrong in practice since theory isn't enough.
  8. All of the other schools that I have applied to have required either Biochemistry or Orgo1&2. UB won't substitute and requires just Biochem. I wanted to ask if any of you have taken Biochem online at UNE and did UB accept it? Also, the course is self paced so I am curious as to how soon it is possible to complete the course. Thanks
  9. I just have a hard time believing that this program will fail. Yale is too big of a name. And it is more of a hybrid than an online program. Here is a small excerpt from the program director's bio. REQUEST INFO James Van Rhee, M.S., PA-C Program Director/Associate Prof. In July 2016, Mr. Van Rhee became the new program director of the Physician Assistant Program Online at Yale University. Mr. Van Rhee began his career as a full-time physician assistant (PA) with Henry Ford Hospital Department of Internal Medicine in September 1989. In August 1990 he moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and became a hospitalist PA at Butterworth Hospital. His interest in PA education began at that time. He served as a clinical preceptor in internal medicine for a number of PA students from a variety of PA programs. He also lectured to local PA programs on a number of internal medicine topics. In 1996, Mr. Van Rhee joined the new PA program at Grand Valley State University as their first academic coordinator. One year later he was hired as department chair and program director for the PA program at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 2004 he was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at WMU. In 2006, he moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina and became the program director and first department chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest University. In June 2009, he became the founding program director for the new Physician Assistant Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In August 2013, he joined the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program as program director. During his entire academic career Mr. Van Rhee has maintained a clinical presence by working for a number of hospitals in in-patient internal medicine and oncology. Mr. Van Rhee is professionally active locally and nationally. He has served as project director for the PAEA PACKRAT (Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge and Rating Assessment Tool) exam for 10 years. Has been an ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Physician Assistant Education) site visitor for over ten years, served as chair of the commission for two, and currently serves as a commission. For 16 years Mr, Van Rhee has been the course director for a national PA board review course and now delivers the course on-line through Kaplan Medical. He is author of the Physician Assistant Board Review Certification and Recertification book published by Elsevier. He is also the consulting editor for Physician Assistant Clinics published quarterly by Elsevier. He has authored numerous articles on PA education and problem-based learning and has presented at both the national and local level on a variety of clinical and educational topics. In 1999, Mr. Van Rhee was awarded a six year, approximately $900,000 HRSA training grant to evaluate the use of problem-based learning in PA education. In 2007, he served as co-principal investigator on a 3-year $700,000 HRSA training grant to develop a health literacy curriculum for physician assistant students.
  10. Hey so I know there are quite a few people from Chicago and the NW that have been accepted into the program.... I've been in the same exact dilemma as you. I made a post under the State specific thread - Connecticut. Read the most recent thread. It kind of helped steer me toward the online program.... Keep us updated on what you decide to do. I'd be interested to know.
  11. Yes. I did see that post on reddit and corresponded with the OP. Thank you for posting it here though. The thing is I absolutely love the curriculum of the online program. I feel like it is very innovative and extremely efficient if you consider how much time you'd be saving from commuting and sitting in lectures where the professor isn't an effective lecturer. An online programs cuts that waste. I feel like it is made for people who have an excellent academic hx. But no matter how much I like this program, I can't get this nagging feeling out of the back of my head telling me that this program is too new and too expensive... That it might fail and hasn't proved its worth yet...
  12. Thank you for both of your replies..
  13. Well how would you know they graduated from the online program? Also, your post certainly gave me a lot to think about...
  14. Yale's online program is on provisional accreditation..I know this is sufficient to take the PANCE. is it also sufficient for CT licensing? CT states: Graduated from a physician assistant program accredited, at the time of graduation, by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA);
  15. Hi all, I'd like to hear from anyone currently enrolled in the program. What do you like and or dislike about the program? Have you acclimated to the online curriculum or was it a tough adjustment? Any comments on the program would be greatly appreciated!
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