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  1. I have an interview on Jan 26! Super excited for a chance to stay in my local home community. I am a bit nervous with reading that the class is full, but i'm going to stay hopeful !!
  2. HII!! I no longer use this because i've been really busy with work!

     

     

    Feel free to send me a message on my personal instagram to get in touch with me! I have 30 inbox messages on here I unfortunately don't have time to go through so pls use this to get in contact with me since its much easier for me to use it while i'm on the go! thank you ❤️ 

     

    mands ann 

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  3. I strongly believe transparency with other people that plan on applying/committing to this school is important. I half hear you, but I half don't. I can tell you I have other people in my DMs that thanked my for coming on this thread because it got them to start questioning WHY their applications weren't processed either. LO AND BEHOLD, they found out that their application was lost too. So, maybe what happened to me is not to YOUR benefit, but it helped others so they could know and check. Frankly, I don't think asking for a refund is out of boundaries. @htb13a explained it really well (thank you for coming to my defenses when you clearly didn't have to, but i appreciate it so much). PA school applications is a HUGE money pit, and it's undoubtedly a privilege to be able to apply and pay for a seat. Not everyone has a few thousands of dollars to sack into applications, travel, testing, and paying for a seat. I worked in a trauma unit/emergency dept. a few months ago in New York and was homeless living in my car. Considering my bank was wiped clean from having to register for classes, pay back school, apply for PA school, and be alive/safe, I know VERY well the value of a dollar. The money it cost me to apply to this school might not mean a lot to someone who has their life paid for, but for someone like me it's the difference between having a meal & place to sleep. I semi-live with extended family in another state and had to forgo making more money in the medical field (certifications don't work here) to work meager pay in food services. I didn't want to blast my personal information on here, but felt like I need to give you a reality check of what apparently doesn't affect you. Also, yeah, I agree it's not all about what's on the paper and its about personality, but frankly you don't even know me. They already said that my application was not evaluated because it was lost, so frankly they don't know me either. I don't harass "every school", but if they promise to give me a decision on a specific date and seem to have given it to everyone else - ANYONE would go chasing that answer. They didn't just "lose" my application on one decision date - They "lost" it on TWO dates. In a rolling basis application, one interview time period could be the difference between getting in and not. Honestly, I invite them to match my name and profile. However mands isn't even close to my real name and I don't even have that hair color anymore, lol. Regardless, I'm not scared. If you hate me SO much just to make a blank account to conceal your identify and post this, lord, lol, I can tell you i'm not the obnoxious one. Your rude/explosive personality would be a greater barrier to becoming a PA, than me being pushy, blunt. This is a forum. Please look up the definition of that. ****People posting about ONLY the good and not the bad is not going to be to anyone's benefit**** I'm sorry to everyone that I spammed and been obnoxious to on this thread. I'm sorry for writing and posting a novel here. But Yeah, @ me next time or DM me with a legit account. Don't be shy. I pray god heals what's hurting your soul that caused you to be so rude. I hope you understand better. Edit: I went back and reflected on what I wrote so I can learn to do better. Once again, i'm sorry everyone else. Nothing I said was demeaning about the program nor did I ever *threaten* a refund. DM me what *really* bothered you to write this with your normal account. I'm not taking this blank, ghost account shadiness from someone who will be a future professional.
  4. This was the 8 week, 4 credit course on Doane! It'a amazing!! Feel free to shoot me a DM with questions (i'm terrible at coming back to threats), and i'll do my best to help, walk you through the process to register. I also do remember quite a bit of the course material and still have some stuff saved from lectures and whatnot, so you can keep in touch with me I might not be on until tomorrow night-ish because of work but ill be on the look out !
  5. Nope! I was getting none of those emails literally 0 communication from the school, even with direct emailing.... I also did the matrix and maxed out everything, even volunteering. So I was like, huh??
  6. End of the day jitters are over-ish! At least we historically know that we may know something by next week!
  7. I know : ( and it compromises your chances at getting in. At this point, if i don't hear by tuesday (since i'm gonna give them the benefit of the holiday weekend), i'm gonna ask for a refund because at this point it's out of my control and i'm probably just gonna get rejected lol. I can't believe that this actually happens to people. Ugh, it'll work out for both of us. Just a terrible thing to have to deal with on top of waiting.
  8. Sooo, I kind of figured this would happen. I went to the PAEA virtual fair and talked to them about my application. They pulled it up at that time and checked in on whatever they needed. Told me they would evaluate it for the next interview eval date. Then, come that interview eval date, I didn't get a "reject", "waitlist to interview", or "interview". So, I emailed them about like 5 times before I went on to ask other staff members what is happening. The other staff gave me a "I don't know, you gotta ask this person", however I wasn't getting a response. The person I was trying to get ahold of was really gracious and kind in telling me that my app was still "active" for Sept 3. I asked why I didn't get it and apparently my notification was "lost" in the system. They knew this because when I was giving them my CASPA ID, the application couldn't be found (but at the PAEA fair, they found it??)! I question why I would have to wait longer when it's only going to put me at a disadvantage based on the rolling basis and the fact that most of the class is full... I digress, but of course, yesterday rolled around and I didn't hear anything. Unless they are still sending things out at this very moment, I have not heard anything. Disappointed, but not really shocked. I have a feeling them opening my application at PAEA messed something up because I feel like me and one other person really only had this problem. No one else reported anything. It's sad because it feels like a waste of my money to be put at a disadvantage over a mistake that was out of my control.... I have a feeling i'll be rejected based on the fact that i've bothered the whole committee about this whole situation LOL (eye roll, sorry to them).
  9. Congrats to everyone today!! ahh!!! Update on my situation if anyone else maybe in the same boat: They ended up losing my application or something the last evaluation date, I send a bunch of emails with no response... I recognize they are busy, but was told I would get an answer yesterday. Haven't heard anything... Hoping I get some answer soon ://
  10. Hi! I replied to a post similar to this so i'll copy my response and add some: Doane has a really good one (not self paced)! I have heard a LOT of good reviews from that one from people I know that have taken it. I took it through Uni of Vermont online (self paced), and I reccomend it. It's all dry information online. Just read the textbook and know the info. No proctored stuff, but lots of quizzes, homework, exams. It's a trade off from having it proctored since they need to know that you really KNOW the information. The course is extremely expensive though. I paid like 4k for it ( I needed it because my anatomy course did expire and a school was adamant I needed it before getting in interview offer, so any amount of money was worth it to me). There is one through MCPHS (self-paced assuming) that you can get 1/2 off on! It would be ~$800. I took calc through MCPHS, and if it's anything like it then it will be self paced and nonproctored! ^all these are accredited too and I have no problem getting schools to accept courses from any of them.
  11. I did an accelerated MPH! I loved it. Some of the courses, like epidemiology, will count towards your science GPA. So it can help you fluff that, if you need it. I also did research/capstone project (like in a lab, not a course) during it apart of the curriculum. Theoretically, should put me at a higher advantage for research-based programs (northwestern, yale). It's fun and accelerated, so you aren't losing much time. The CASPA rolls a year before the program starts so even if you applied RIGHT NOW it would be for Fall 2021 (based on what programs still open). If you want to enroll RIGHT after your MPH is done (assuming a 1 year program), you might want to look into programs that have open applications (like, MCPHS) that will enroll for Jan 2022. If not, you might have to take a gap year after the MPH program (The boat that I am in right now).
  12. Doane has a really good one! I have heard a LOT of good reviews from that one from people I know that have taken it. I took it through Uni of Vermont online, and I reccomend it. It's all dry information online. Just read the textbook and know the info. No proctored stuff, but lots of quizzes, homework, exams. It's a trade off from having it proctored since they need to know that you really KNOW the information. The course is extremely expensive though. I paid like 4k for it ( I needed it because my anatomy course did expire and a school was adamant I needed it before getting in interview offer, so any amount of money was worth it to me). There is one through MCPHS that you can get 1/2 off on! It would be ~$800. I took calc through MCPHS, and if it's anything like it then it will be self paced and nonproctored!
  13. @PA-Candidate explained it perfectly. There are some schools that don't even open their application until later in the summer though! So that could be an option for you. To find out which ones aren't open yet, use the CASPA filters! However, I just now looked all the "pending ones' have been posted. The one for Mercer that is "to-be-posted" is for Jan 2022, which is a while away. One school I applied to last cycle, Francis Marion Uni, does open their application late in the summer so you'd be considered "early" for them. It will be a challenge to weed out which ones recently opened their app, but I think it's worth looking into if you have your CASPA together!
  14. Message me if you need support! Anyone else is welcome to message me if you need support!! I'm refreshing my email. I have a weird gut feeling because I haven't gotten an answer yet.
  15. Ahaha, that was quick! Do the UC route. Get your bachelor's then master's...As a UC alum, you'll love the experience, guidance, and pre-PA clubs/orgs on campus!
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