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Everything posted by mxray

  1. Ours changed to that last year too once they started reviewing and sending out invites. I would not be worried about it as long as you received an email that your application was complete!
  2. Generally the PURL updates first with the notification of the interview invite and then an email follows. If it's like last year, if you signed up for the interview before the email came you didn't get an email. Interview invites go out about every 72 hours as that is how long they give you to respond to the invite. For us last year first wave went out on June 9th and third wave went out on June 16th. I would stay hopeful if you have not gotten a rejection! That means there is still a chance. I'm not exactly sure how/when rejections get sent. I know based on posts on this thread th
  3. Once all the invites have went out there will be an email sent out with details about the Q and A from our mentor committee.
  4. To my understanding the vaccine is required (once FDA approved) unless you have a documented medical or religious reason as to why you cannot receive the vaccine. I would assume staff and students in this situation would be required to mask and social distance.
  5. Hello! I have no idea how the adcom scores but I would not worry about not currently having a job. I am not sure what they will be asking this year. My best advice would be if they happen to ask during interviews you could mention that you are currently in between jobs (if you decide to mention you left your job, DO NOT talk negatively about it as it reflects poorly on you, even if you had a good reason for leaving). You have other positives going in your life I would focus on those factors instead.
  6. Hi!!! Also a current student! The cadaver lab and SCSIL lab are two of the major reasons I chose EVMS. For cadaver lab we were placed in groups and assigned a body to dissect throughout the semester, and you also have the opportunity to observe other donors in the room. PA students do also use the SCSIL Lab, but you don't use it in the first semester. We started using it this semester since we are now working on patient interactions. First semester is building your knowledge foundation before you start getting into the other aspects of this career. If you have any ot
  7. Third wave went out on June 16th. Good luck, hopefully you all start hearing something today!
  8. Aw man, that stinks... Hopefully things will start opening up!
  9. Have you tried reaching out to your PCP office? That is where I started and then I asked them for references. I don't know how COVID is affecting shadowing at OrthoCarolina, but I shadowed there as well and it was rather straightforward and easy to set up. You could also try reaching out to GoHealth and see if they are willing to have people come in.
  10. Hi! Current student here! If you sent the updated transcripts through your PURL by the deadline then I wouldn't worry since you submitted them at the proper time. Also last year the majority, if not all of us went from having a complete checklist on the PURL to and incomplete one around this time. As long as you received an email from the school that your application was complete then you should be good to go! Last year we started hearing the second week of June about interviews
  11. Last year all correspondence from the school was via email
  12. I would look at the website for the schools you want to apply to and see if they mention whether or not they would consider it PCE. If it's not mentioned then email them and ask so you know if it will count or not.
  13. Congratulations on applying to PA school! I know there is a lot of excitement and anxiety around this time. While the deadline for applications to EVMS is in March, for the past 2 cycles interview invitations have not went out until June. They sent us a timeline last year for when declination letters would be distributed and when interview invites would be extended. Hope this helps some!
  14. I was in a similar situation as I finished my degree 3 years ago and my last prerequisites were online. For me personally, I just removed schools that required academic LORs from my application list.
  15. Congratulations! Let me know if I can help you with any of the onboarding process! Can't wait to meet you! Here's our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/562603614409203/?multi_permalinks=657464758256421&comment_id=657975278205369&notif_id=1608248177374137&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif
  16. No it is not too late. EVMS doesn't utilize rolling admissions, the application deadline is March 1st, 2021. They review all applications after March 1st, 2021 and will send out all interview invites in June.
  17. I would look at the program's website and see if it mentions whether or not they accept it. If it doesn't specify, I'd reach out and ask.
  18. I'm a licensed radiology technologist, when I applied to schools I made sure to look at what each school considered acceptable patient care hours. To my knowledge most schools accept radiology tech as PCE. I do know that some schools rank what they accept as PCE hours, and in those instances RT was lower on the list. Most programs have a list on their website, I would look there to see if it's accepted. If they don't have a list and you're still unsure you can always reach out to the program.
  19. I highly recommend Magoosh since they have videos and a lot of practice problems. I also used the 5lb book of GRE practice problems by manhattan prep. The book is broken into specific topics in math like stats, word problems, etc and has about 25-30 questions per chapter. I didn't really utilize the book for the verbal part as I was more comfortable in that area, so I don't remember how the verbal is split up. I was nervous prepping as I am not a huge fan of math and I do better with someone in front of me explaining math, however the videos on Magoosh are thorough and you can ask questions an
  20. I understand thinking too much, been there done that . This process is daunting and you always want to make sure you're putting your best foot forward. That's why I like this forum, because there are are people that can give advice and help us not overthink! In regards to the PURL, I did not receive an email with the link until January. The link will come in a separate email. I did find this information on their website under admission consult: "Due to the volume of applications we are processing, consultations are not able to be offered on a scheduled basis... For specif
  21. I do not believe it is frowned upon to update CASPA, I would think if it was frowned upon they would not give the option to update after submitting your application. I also think it would not be frowned upon since every school has a different process for going through applications (rolling admissions vs non-rolling) as well as deadlines. I personally updated CASPA after submission and I do not think it hurt me. People get new jobs, shadowing hours, volunteer opportunities, etc. all the time. I don't think it looks one way or another on CASPA. I would think it shows that you updated your applic
  22. Anytime! I'm sure it's hard to stay positive during this time. I hope you're able to join us in January as well!
  23. As of now there are 68 members. We had a meeting today and there were a few people on there who didn't know the FB group existed; also have to keep in mind the people who may not have FB. Don't let that discourage you though. A lot of programs are just now starting to interview/send out decisions. Some people who have accepted to EVMS may change their mind if they are accepted at a different program, so there may be movement on the wait list in the coming months.
  24. I have taken both Biochem and Organic Chem 1, but I would think since the handbook states "OR" you should be fine. If the plan is to not retake Biochem I would reach out to the school for clarification.
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