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Everything posted by Jminugh

  1. No problem at all! I remember you also! I hope you are doing great as well and merry christmas!
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. Yes! That means that it is definitely guaranteed! The contract says it is effective once the secretary signs it!
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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!
  10. That's how Ive felt also but I am just worried since they state it isn't a guarantee! But I don't see why they would have us sign a contract and provide our bank account information if they didn't plan on awarding us with it!
  11. You are not wrong lol anything could happen with this year honestly! I would not be surprised at all. This year has been odd with how they only did one credit check too so they could be ahead of schedule!
  12. Yes it's totally normal that you're able to access it still on some parts of the site! Yes I definitely got the maintenance message Saturday so I have no clue what's going on right now! Most years it was around 09/11 so it's pretty early right now?
  13. See same thing for me! What is weird is I have the portal log in bookmarked and when I click on it through bookmark- it works and lets me in fine but when i just look up NHSC, it gives me the maintenance message! Apparently last year someone was saying they did two site maintenances before countersignatures went out? Could be nothing but I have no clue!
  14. It wasn't showing up for me but now it says the site is down for maintenance and the site wont even load! I hope that is a good sign of countersignatures. Fingers crossed for us! This is what it looks like on my end: NHSC.pdf
  15. Fortunately, I got both the fall and summer EVF form filled out within a day! I got the fall form signed electronically by my director the night I was notified as a finalist and then they sent me the summer EVF form the next morning. Thankfully someone from enrollment services was able to sign the summer EVF for me electronically as well! So I got both forms in super quickly. I am hoping they have everything they need from me
  16. I saw that too! I am a second round finalist and our deadline stated "by 08/29" so I figured that meant that we should be turning it in 08/28 at the latest. I also thought it was weird that it said 8-5 pm because before it was only 2 hours for maintenance. This kind of leads me to believe they are doing countersignatures instead since it will be down all day?
  17. That's what I was thinking, I am going to have the director of administration sign mine too I believe. Do you know how likely it is that finalist usually get the award? From what I've seen, it seems like a high chance.
  18. Thank you so much, I definitely am! I have probably emailed about 5 people now lol. Do you know if it needs to be a specific school official like the registrar or could the director sign it?
  19. I just got a finalist notification! It says I have until 08/29 to get everything submitted. Of course I live in Galveston,TX where the hurricane is about to hit so I have no school officials to sign my form this week! Great timing. Hope others will get notifications soon!
  20. No I mean that someone in the other forum mentioned that some people get the second round of finalist notifications after the first round finalist deadline. Their deadline is the 24th which means the second round of finalists would not be notified until after that date. But this year they did not even do a second round of credit checks so I am not even sure their will be a second round of finalists:/
  21. They normally do a second round of finalist emails after the deadline for those who got the first round of finalist emails. The deadline for the first round finalists is Monday, August 24th. So if we do have a second round of finalist emails, it should be around then. I just am not even sure if they are doing a second round this year since they did not even do a second round of credit checks like they normally do.
  22. I did not get the finalist email:/ super bummed out. Congrats to those who did! Glad some of the PA's got it!
  23. Nevermind- if anyone is curious, the "roles" tab appears if you try to sign in as a participant in the portal. You can make it appear basically so it should not be an indicator of anything!
  24. I have been looking at the student doctor network forum and their are multiple different people that now have a "roles" tab at the top of their account after the maintenance that was done Friday. Apparently, last year some of the people who had these ended up getting the award? Does anyone know if this is accurate or not? I am feeling pretty discouraged because I do not have a "roles" tab.
  25. Does anyone know if credit checks are actually indicative of them considering you for a finalist at all or do they check every applicants credit?
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