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Jminugh last won the day on November 13 2019

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  1. Hi Everyone! I am 6 months from finishing clinicals and am interviewing for a pediatric position with a FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) in Montana. I have the NHSC scholarship so I am committing to 2 years at an underserved clinic in a primary care discipline of my choice (I love/want to do pediatrics). I am flying up for a site visit with them this week and I believe we will be going through a contract at that time or that I will be offered one since they tried to previously offer one to me before we planned the site visit. I would love to know what to expect/what many of you fellow pediatric new grads were offered as a starting salary and any advice/tips you have for going into the field of pediatrics! Thank you so much in advance!
  2. Here is some stats and dates to help y'all! Undergrad: Bachelor of Science in Public Health|3.85 LOR: 1 from OBGYN/ 1 from undergrad Public Health Professor Volunteering experience with children's shelter, underserved family medicine clinic internship, general pediatric volunteering Essays focused a bunch on pediatrics/children from underserved communities Did NOT have the disadvantaged background form Dates: 08/10- Credit check through equifax "credco"/ some had this late July 08/19-First round finalist notifications sent out 08/25- Second round finalist notification (received) 09/19- Countersignature by Jamie King *pretty much everyone who gets a finalist email is guaranteed to get the scholarship! There is always three rounds of finalist notifications sent out 1 week after each other. Do not give up hope if you aren't in that first round!
  3. Hey Y'all! I am a current NHSC scholar, I received the scholarship last September of 2020. I am a PA student about to start my clinical/last year of PA school! I would be happy to answer any questions that you guys have. Feel free to message me or comment with me tagged on questions. Good luck guys! This scholarship really is the dream and so beyond worth it.
  4. Thank you so much! I appreciate all of the recommendations and will definitely be looking into these before the rotation!
  5. Did anyone study some type of resource in advance for their ER rotation during clinical year? If so, what book/resource did you use? I have it as my first rotation and I am extremely interested in doing ER in the future so I definitely want to impress. Any tips would be great!
  6. No problem at all! I remember you also! I hope you are doing great as well and merry christmas!
  7. I also wanted to say if any of you that were currently accepted or on the waitlist have any questions- I would be happy to answer them if you shoot me a message on here!
  8. Hey Y'all! I am a current UTMB PA student. I just wanted to let you know that they tend to start pulling off the waitlist as soon as christmas break is over. We go back and start our spring semester on 01/04 so I would assume that they will start around then! I know a ton of people in our class that were pulled off the waitlist and some were even called as late as June (1 month from starting). Keep an eye out on your emails and your portal! Keep up the positivity and hope- getting on the waitlist is such an accomplishment!
  9. Hi there! I am a current PA-S1 (half way through my didactic year) and I received the NHSC scholarship in October. I do not have too much insight on after PA school stuff but I do know how amazing it is financially. The stipend they give us with taxes taken out is about $1,300 per month and they give you a one time lump sum amount annually for books/scrubs/equipment. They pay for literally everything and they definitely are not on top of you with pressure at all so far. I am so thankful that I got it and so far it seems 100% worth it to have this level of financial security. Would highly recommend applying if you haven't yet!
  10. Hey guys! Current first year PA student at UTMB. The thank you cards were sent to every person that interviewed! So do not worry if you don't receive one yet, they are not an indication of anything just that we were thankful to have y'all!
  11. Yes! That means that it is definitely guaranteed! The contract says it is effective once the secretary signs it!
  12. Mine just says "electronically signed by" and the way it changes when you have it countersigned is that it shows that it was electronically signed by Jamie king right below your own electronic signature section! The portal status hasn't updated for me yet but I have heard most people don't get an update until a week or so after the countersignature!
  13. Second round finalist and first year PA student- I got the countersignature yesterday at 4:20 pm from Jamie King! Last name starts with M. Their is always multiple rounds of countersignatures- definitely will be more on Monday and Tuesday!
  14. Hi there! Current UTMB PA student and will be helping at interviews tomorrow morning! So excited to meet y'all. 1) The faculty is super down to earth and SO laid back! I'm super type A so I absolutely love that they are so mellow! UTMB is also super well known in the medical community, especially in Texas so it's great to be at a school with such a good reputation! One of my favorite things that I am about to start is volunteering at St. Vincent's student clinic (run by UTMB students) here in Galveston. You get to work with underserved communities and get hands on clinical experiences during didactic year before clinicals. 2) There are a TON of organizations and volunteering opportunities here at UTMB. UTMB is huge on community service and community outreach so their is no shortage on these types of resources! They also have free tutoring for classes starting in fall, we are about to have our first few tutoring sessions on zoom happen here soon. With COVID we have been mostly online for lectures and each class has a designated office hour per week on zoom. 3) I started back in July so I am definitely in the middle of the COVID area unfortunately but I know that before COVID- all lectures/labs were in person. Currently we have all lecture portions of our classes online through zoom or panopto (recorded lecture videos) and our labs are fully in person! We are currently in Anatomy lab in person (doing dissections) once a week and have another lab for a class twice a week that focuses on learning physical exams/clinical skills. All exams are done in the testing center on campus! Fall is super busy and jam packed for sure but we are thankful to be here! See y'all tomorrow during interviews! Good luck, don't be nervous- the faculty is amazing and so sweet!
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