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  1. This story was about Slippery Rock university, the worst PA program in the US. The school is horrific. It definitely is violating many ARC standards and student/teacher relations.
  2. Also, other dudes are looking for a roommate, I am looking for a roommate to fill a spot in a house for the first 6 months of the program since my girlfriend and I will not be married until January. Would love to split rent with someone so I am not going into debt within the first 6 months. Thanks!
  3. Hey everyone! Here is the link to the official SRU class of 2021 Facebook page. If anybody is looking for roommates, is looking for help making their deposit or need help finishing class registration, you can get help there:) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1765274330244674/
  4. Hey y'all! I was placed on the active list from the 1/12/18 interview. If anyone is taken off the active list and accepted, would you let me know? I was accepted into another school but I really want to get in here and stay local. @2018 cycle applicant, the interviews are not blinded. They have some notes on you on their clipboards, but they are not focused on recounting what is already on paper during the interview. They are looking to get to know you, how you interact with people and how you react to situations. They are looking at you as a person, accessing whether or not you will be a good fit for their program. Just bring your A game and be personable and practice your interview question responses. It is a very relaxed but formal interview.
  5. Does anybody know what the exact start date is, where to find the scholarships slippery rock offers/ where to find scholarships for PA school and where I can find the supplies list. Also, what apartments are other people staying at during PA school? Thanks!
  6. I just got accepted off the waitlist! So pumped to start PA school and become a quality, patient wellness-centered healthcare provider!
  7. I just got an invitation to participate in the 1/12 interview and I could not be more excited!
  8. Beomeo: interviews go from 9am-12:20pm, and you only talk with the interviewers for maybe 40-50 minutes. To answer your other question, they are offering 52 seats I believe. abbey gerg45: You will find out in 1 week, MAYBE 2 weeks if they are a little slower. Aside from these things, I would love to know how many people have been waitlisted and how many people have been accepted too. Lol
  9. https://beaphysicianassistant.com/blog/average-pa-school-stats-2017-survey Hey everyone, Today, I received an email from by Ryan Coulson- PA and after I read it, thought it would be helpful for you all on this site. This article covers is based off a survey that was conducted across the US that breaks down what the average PA school looks like from averages of tuition, clinical rotations, student to facility in regards to geographic distribution and even specifies the statistics for public vs private institutions. I thought it was super helpful and it is a great article to cover most of the basic Pre-PA questions that are discussed extensively on this site. Hope you all find it as helpful as I did:)
  10. Take Medical Term now. It is super easy and it doesn't hurt to have it done. No reason not to have a class you need for most programs really.
  11. Just got word that my supplemental has been verified. Submitted it on 10/21/18. I am guessing this is not the worst thing in the world!
  12. Does anyone know if Slippery Rock will disclose your ranking on the waitlist? I just want to know if I even stand a chance of getting into this school this year (It doesn't really change my plan to better myself for this upcoming cycle but it would help ease some of my anxiety to know where I am on the list). Thanks!
  13. Just saw on the 2017 page that people received an email if they were accepted and mail if they were waitlisted. Eagles, don't freak out, it will not be the end of the world. Most applicants apply for 2-3 cycles before they are accepted (one writer for thepalife interviewed 5 times). The process is scary and trust me, I have had my fair share of anxiety and mental breakdowns to fill my whole life with exciting stories, but this is normal. We are in a waiting period and this is the time where you truly find out where you are. This is my second cycle and I am taking it like that there will have to be a third and am making active strides to be a better applicant for next semester. Do not lose hope or lose your head. If you want it bad enough, put in the work and make yourself better. Become an ER tech, work overtime, go volunteer, shadow some PAs and just keep your nose to the ground until you hear back. And if it is a no, that is ok, there is always next year and a year may seem like a long time, but it is not. However, if you invest in yourself for that next year, you will reap the fruits of your labor and you will come out a PA in 3 years:)
  14. Do not stress! It sounds like you are doing the right things to becoming a solid applicant. James King, a current 2nd year PA student, has a Youtube channel where he details how to get into PA school with a low GPA. thepalife is another website that describes how to get into PA school with a low GPA. The link for those things are here; https://www.thepalife.com/applying-to-pa-school-with-a-low-gpa-admissions-directors-answer-your-questions/ https://beaphysicianassistant.com/blog/how-to-get-into-pa-school-with-low-gpa The average GPA for a PA school applicant is a 3.5, but many schools only require you to have a 3.0. I know a few people that even got in with a GPA under a 3.0! How to remedy a low GPA is to either A) Study more and harder; maybe improve your studying techniques in general B) Attend a post-back program after undergrad (I was recently at an interview where 6-7 of the applicants had done some sort of post-back/MS program to improve their GPA/get more familiar with the material for the MSPAs degree) or C) be great at everything else. In my opinion, option A and C is what you should go with. Post-bacc programs can be hard and if you don't earn a higher GPA than you got in your undergrad, adcoms don't look at that experience favorably (which I think is dumb because you may have yourself earned a MS degree, showing that you can handle graduate level work even if you got some B's). Let me also say this, a 3.5 is not bad, it is just average right now. You will be better than some applicants in the GPA department, but that certainly is not a super competitive GPA. I graduated with a 3.6 so I am in a very similar boat. Get to studying and do the best you can do to try and get that GPA to a 3.7 and then you will be in the clear for having a solid GPA:) OR, if can't seem to get your GPA that high, never fear! You can always enhance the quality of your application by obtaining quality PCE hours (2k would be great for you) and some good volunteering and shadowing experience. If you have some good records of rec from a PA, a doctor and one of your professors and you write a super solid personal statement, you will be a great applicant:) I hope this helps! Side note: for PCE hours, I recommend taking a EMT-B course and becoming a either a EMT or a ER tech. ER tech positions are looked at as the most quality PCE hours one can have. Scribing is kind of iffy, but a lot of schools like seeing scribing experience because it shows that you are familiar with EMRs and how to document a patient encounter (writing an HPI, putting in results for the physical examination, identifying the chief complaint, writing out the assessment and plan etc.) CNA is also a great experience, but EMT is better in my opinion. Phlebotomy is ok, but is definitely 2nd to 3rd tier as far as PCE.
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