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  1. Was invited to interview but unfortunately I will have to decline. I hope another deserving applicant gets the opportunity. Loma Linda is a great school. I interviewed with them last cycle so if anyone wants insight on my experience feel free to message me. Good luck to those interviewing!
  2. Today I received an invitation to interview on 1/29. Drexel was a reach school for me, I’m still in disbelief!
  3. You can direct message me, I was accepted to the cohort starting in May. I can help answer any questions related to my experience.
  4. Received an invitation to interview today. Was very surprised to hear from SCUHS on a Saturday.
  5. Many employers require their PAs to have at least one year of experience before applying (especially surgical specialties). Does a residency count as a year of experience or is it more of an educational experience in their eyes? Thanks!
  6. This is exactly the type of insight I was looking for! Thank you so much! I found a few internal medicine residencies but they look ultra competitive. How can I maximize my candidacy when the time comes? Grades? LORs?
  7. Hello All, I would like to talk about post masters education and weigh the pros and cons. I was recently accepted into a PA a program but the hungry student in me is already thinking about education after PA school. Personally, I am fascinated with all facets of medicine, and I would like to dabble into as many specialties as possible. That said, I am intrigued with the type of exposure I might gain in a residency, but I appreciate the types of opportunities I might receive with a doctorates. I have a strong desire to teach later on in life (age now 26) and a doctorates might be the best option for that. In my opinion, a residency is great for people that want to work in the same area of medicine for their entire professional career. I also believe a residency is detrimental to the physician assistant profession. If a residency is the desired outcome, then why not apply to medical school and become an MD instead. One of the beauties of the PA profession is the lateral mobility and being able to work in multiple specialties. I appreciate the input from everyone!
  8. Also received an acceptance call last Wednesday. Very excited to meet everyone this summer! I would like to be included in the Facebook group as well!
  9. I doubt we will hear anything today. Probably Monday or even Tuesday. Hang in there!
  10. Awesome! Anyone interested in meeting up Thursday night/day that's scheduled to interview the 2nd send me a direct message! Lets try to coordinate something! I am staying close to the navy yard, about 10 minutes away. I believe the hotel is TownePlace Suites Boston Logan Airport.
  11. I am identical to your situation but flying from New Mexico. I would be open to meeting anyone in this circumstance beforehand also. Additionally, does anyone have any idea how many applicants they are interviewing and how many seats they plan on offering?? Thanks!
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