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  1. I have a macbook air that i type notes on and then if i want to write, I honestly prefer paper and pen. I feel like it solidifies the topics more for me. I do, however, know a lot of people that swear by the IPad Pro and they let me try it out and it does feel way more pen and paper like than any previous tablet I've used. I'm just personally not a huge fan of using tablets in place of laptops.
  2. I just emailed Chris Dennett to give up my seat as I have accepted a seat at a program closer to home. I really loved this program, and if it was closer, I would have gone here. Mr. Dennett is amazing and I have nothing but good things to say about the program. Congrats and good luck to everyone who has been accepted!
  3. I'm in Texas and was accepted to two PA schools here in state. I live in Austin and eventually want to move back here and practice here but there aren't any PA schools close to Austin. I got accepted to UTRGV (in the valley - Edinburg, TX - about five hours south of Austin) and UTMB in Galveston (3 and a half hours south of Austin). I am conflicted. I had a much better experience at my UTRGV interview. The program director and faculty were absolutely amazing and were incredibly present and available during the interview process. They revamped their curriculum about 5-6 years ago and PANCE rates went from 75% to 95% the last few years. But, I'm not super excited about the location - it's going to be a huge culture shock, completely different than Austin. Tuition is about 12k/year here. Length is 28 months I had a somewhat not so good experience at my UTMB interview. I was a little put off by some of the faculty and the things they said. The program director wasn't even present at the interview. However, their facilities and their med school in general are well known and respected. But, they also just came off probation this year (they are fully accredited currently). Because of probation, they have a brand new director, brand new faculty, and will be changing the curriculum for the year that I start. This sounds messy and worries me a bit. I would prefer the location and the campus in Galveston to the valley though. Tuition is about 20k/year here. Length is 26 months What is everyone's thoughts? I just found out about my second acceptance today and only have a week to decide before I lose my potential seat at UTMB... Finances are a big deal to me because I'm already in a decent amount of student debt from undergrad. That alone is making me lean towards UTRGV. I just don't know how important it is to go to school that "looks good on paper", cause UTMB definitely is well known in the state as a great medical teaching facility. The doctor I work for as an MA now was actually a preceptor for their med students in the past haha..
  4. I'm in Texas and was accepted to two PA schools here in state. I live in Austin and eventually want to move back here and practice here but there aren't any PA schools close to Austin. I got accepted to UTRGV (in the valley - Edinburg, TX - about five hours south of Austin) and UTMB in Galveston (3 and a half hours south of Austin). I am conflicted. I had a much better experience at my UTRGV interview. The program director and faculty were absolutely amazing and were incredibly present and available during the interview process. They revamped their curriculum about 5-6 years ago and PANCE rates went from 75% to 95% the last few years. But, I'm not super excited about the location - it's going to be a huge culture shock, completely different than Austin. Tuition is about 12k/year here. I had a somewhat not so good experience at my UTMB interview. I was a little put off by some of the faculty and the things they said. The program director wasn't even present at the interview. However, their facilities and their med school in general are well known and respected. But, they also just came off probation this year (they are fully accredited currently). Because of probation, they have a brand new director, brand new faculty, and will be changing the curriculum for the year that I start. This sounds messy and worries me a bit. I would prefer Galveston to the valley though. Tuition is about 20k/year here. What is everyone's thoughts? I just found out about my second acceptance today and only have a week to decide before I lose my potential seat at UTMB... Finances are a big deal to me because I'm already in a decent amount of student debt from undergrad. That alone is making me lean towards UTRGV. I just don't know how important it is to go to school that "looks good on paper", cause UTMB definitely is well known in the state as a great medical teaching facility. The doctor I work for as an MA now was actually a preceptor for their med students in the past haha..
  5. I received my acceptance email from the 11/8 interview about 30 minutes ago!
  6. Congrats!! This was the first place I interviewed and my favorite so far as well. They make the process so chill so don't worry too much. Just try to react as calmly as possible!
  7. They are still going to admit 100 this cycle! I just meant I think they've only accepted 30-40 so far! Most people don't get acceptances until December after everyone has been interviewed! They usually only admit a handful ahead of that time!
  8. Of course, feel free. They tell us not to reveal too much about the interview process so can't say too much about that but any other questions, I would be happy to answer.
  9. My guess would be around 30-40? Only around 20 people have posted in this forum saying they've gotten accepted and of course there's bound to be more than just the people that use the forum. Christopher Dennett said during our interview that he always keeps enough slots open to be able to accept every single person from the last interview if he wants to. So they have at least 30 seats left for sure, but most likely more.
  10. Congrats!! I just confirmed my acceptance to the program. Do they send follow up emails pretty quickly? I'm nervous but don't want to bother them too soon haha. What happens after you send your confirmation?
  11. Is there a deposit that we have to put down if we confirm our acceptance? The email didn't mention anything but I wanted to make sure...
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