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  1. It seems like they all do it the same way, but from what I can remember from my interview, which was back in August, they said they typically go pretty deep into the alternate list! I doubt they are going to put an abundance of people on the alternate list, so being an alternate definitely isn't the worst outcome you could have! Remember, as daydreamy stated, they expect about half of those people who are accepted to decline their offer, which is likely around the same with other NOVA campuses. Each campus has classes of like 60-70 students, which means that they probably expect like 30 individuals to decline their acceptance offer. Even if you are an alternate at multiple campuses, that would just give you an even better chance of getting into one of the campuses, or even another campus that you interviewed at. And also, the accept hold list is more than likely a fraction of the size of the alternate list, and honestly several individuals on the accept hold list could receive offers elsewhere and withdraw themselves from the accept hold list! If you want to get into one of the NOVA campuses, there seems to still be plenty of opportunity to do so, so I would not worry as much about the lists and just make sure to have the best possible interview that you can. If the best you can do is get yourself put on the accept hold list, you will more than likely get in, especially when considering the fact that I've heard that they go a good ways into the alternate list to fill their classes. In the end, they have to go through the accept hold list before the alternate list, so just do the best you can to have a great interview!
  2. I applied late July/ early August and just interviewed this past weekend!! So getting an interview is definitely not impossible Awesome interview experience by the way! Everyone was so nice and accommodating, and the facilities were super impressive. There’s still more interview invites to go out, so no need to worry at this point in time! It’s a huge waiting game for us all unfortunately.
  3. MCEmit

    PCE vs. HCE

    Just depends on what you say you did in the description. If you are actually coming in direct contact and actually playing a role in their care while in the hospital, whether that means taking their vitals, hygiene, glucose checks, IV's, etc, then that is PCE. If you are a unit clerk or something similar and your job consists of like answering the phone, putting together packets for patients leaving by EMS, moving patients on and off your department's floor, etc, then that's HCE. But if your job incorporates both, or your cross trained, then I'd just list it as PCE and have a good description of my responsibilities.
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    PCE vs. HCE

    Yeah, I was in a similar situation and was told by one of my schools to say PCE in that case. It should be obvious in your description that it was healthcare experience as well. For instance, in a couple of my previous jobs as a tech within the ED and ICU, I would sometimes cover for the unit clerks when needed. But in the end, I'd just categorize it as PCE and then give a good description of your role and responsibilities. PCE is often preferred anyways!
  5. I got this email after being accepted, so i'm guessing it's more like a chain email.I guess after being accepted, your sharklink account becomes active and they send out all of those emails, etc.
  6. I was in the first interview session and received my acceptance a day after interviewing, and I still haven't taken medical terminology. I heard as long as you have everything finished before you matriculate, then you'll be fine. Another guy who was at my interview session won't even finish undergrad until May, a couple of weeks before classes start for the PA class of 2021, and he was accepted as well!
  7. Just received an interview invite for October 13th!! I applied pretty late into July, so was surprised to be invited so soon! Exciting! Good luck to everyone else throughout the whole process!
  8. Ooh nice, so you were accepted as well? This your number 1 school?
  9. MCEmit

    2018-2019 Application Cycle

    Thanks a lot!! Yes, it was via email. They told me that my interview date was on the 28th and then told me to rsvp. I was given the option between morning and afternoon. I chose the morning!!
  10. MCEmit

    2018-2019 Application Cycle

    I just received an interview invite for 9/28!
  11. Lol, well keep us updated!! No reason to stress at this point!! Honestly!! ?
  12. Exactly, I would listen to choops!! I wouldn't sweat it!! Remember Sarah still has to go through applications, prepare interviews, talk to the panel, make the acceptance packets, etc.....And now they have to consider alternates from previous interviews as well! She might not be as quick at this point! Give her at least a few days to a week! She's honestly just as excited to call people as they are to receive a call, so just give her some time! Just relax and know that at least the hard part is over!
  13. She’s pretty quick! She called me and had my admission packet done around 12pm EST the day after my interview! Hopefully you guys hear back soon.
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    Please Help Me!

    I agree!! In a year and a half I was able to rack up over 5000 hours of PCE as an EMT, a critical care tech in a transplant ICU, a cardiology tech, and an emergency services tech in a pediatric emergency room! All thanks to the EMT certification that I earned during my last semester in undergrad!
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