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  1. Hey guys, also the invite for the Skype interview on Friday. And essay? So this should be interesting! I also have a bit of an odd question, given this is a CSOM board but I am having a difficult time comparing this school to SUNY Downstate and then comparing them both to York college. I’ll have interviewed at all three. No offer on the table yet but i just wish I knew more stats to compare like First year PANCE Scores, what each college focuses on (ie. surgery vs. primary care) or if they have a cadaver lab, and if anyone know someone in the program and if they liked it for any three of these! THANK YOU
  2. Hey guys, I am having a heard time comparing two colleges that I have an interview with here in New York City. Suny Downstate and CUNY york college. SUNY Downstate was put on probation this year- accreditation status will be reviewed again in Sept 2021. I have heard from past students that this program is disorganized and lacks certain resources and that the not passing was not surprising ( my interview was also very disorganized and borderline unprofessional). I have also heard that even if they lose accreditation while I am a student that I will still be able to sit for the PANCE... Hopefully this is true. But despite these facts, I really liked the campus, the hospitals they have access too and the large groups of medical programs this school has- I realllly like. On the other hand, York college which is similar distance from my house, has similar PANCE rates and tuition as SUNY and is not on probation however the campus seems rundown, small, not in a safe area, and they have no cadaver lab. I just feel like I just don't have enough information to make it a quick- YES for me or a solid no either. If anyone has done your research on these schools or know someone first hand who graduated or is going through this program and have input-I would really appreciate it. Looking for bias and non-bias input! Thanks!
  3. Hey guys, I am having a heard time comparing two colleges that I have an interview with here in New York City. Suny Downstate and CUNY york college. SUNY Downstate was put on probation this year- accreditation status will be reviewed again in Sept 2021. I have heard from past students that this program is disorganized and lacks certain resources and that the not passing was not surprising ( my interview was also very disorganized and borderline unprofessional). I have also heard that even if they lose accreditation while I am a student that I will still be able to sit for the PANCE... Hopefully this is true. But despite these facts, I really liked the campus, the hospitals they have access too and the large groups of medical programs this school has- I realllly like. On the other hand, York college which is similar distance from my house, has similar PANCE rates and tuition as SUNY and is not on probation however the campus seems rundown, small, not in a safe area, and they have no cadaver lab. I just feel like I just don't have enough information to make it a quick- YES for me or a solid no either. If anyone has done your research on these schools or know someone first hand who graduated or is going through this program and have input-I would really appreciate it. Looking for bias and non-bias input! Thanks!
  4. Hey guys, I am having a heard time comparing two colleges that I interviewed with here in New York City. Suny Downstate and CUNY york college. SUNY Downstate was put on probation this year- accreditation status will be reviewed again in Sept 2021. I have heard from past students that this program is disorganized and lacks certain resources and that the not passing was not surprising ( my interview was also very disorganized and borderline unprofessional). I have also heard that even if they lose accreditation while I am a student that I will still be able to sit for the PANCE... Hopefully this is true. But despite these facts, I have been wide-eyed for this school for some time, the campus, the hospitals they have access too and the large groups of medical programs this school has- I realllly like. On the other hand, York college which is simialr distance from my house, has similar PANCE rates and tuition as SUNY and is not on probation but the campus seems rundown, small, not in a safe area, no cadaver lab and I just don't have enough information to make it a quick- YES for me or a solid no either. If anyone has graduated from these programs recently (2018- on) has any input, it would be gladly appreciated or if you are also interviewing and have done your research on these schools and have input as well- I would really appreciate it. Looking for bias and nonbias input! Thanks!
  5. Hey guys, I am having a heard time comparing two colleges that I interviewed with here in New York City. Suny Downstate and CUNY york college. SUNY Downstate was put on probation this year- accreditation status will be reviewed again in Sept 2021. I have heard from past students that this program is disorganized and lacks certain resources and that the not passing was not surprising ( my interview was also very disorganized and borderline unprofessional). I have also heard that even if they lose accreditation while I am a student that I will still be able to sit for the PANCE... Hopefully this is true. But despite these facts, I have been wide-eyed for this school for some time, the campus, the hospitals they have access too and the large groups of medical programs this school has- I realllly like. On the other hand, York college which is simialr distance from my house, has similar PANCE rates and tuition as SUNY and is not on probation but the campus seems rundown, small, not in a safe area, no cadaver lab and I just don't have enough information to make it a quick- YES for me or a solid no either. If anyone has graduated from these programs recently (2018- on) has any input, it would be gladly appreciated or if you are also interviewing and have done your research on these schools and have input as well- I would really appreciate it. Looking for bias and nonbias input! Thanks!
  6. Anyone get this email originally and NOT get an interview? Don't want to get my hopes up....
  7. Let us know if you hear back this week! Best of luck!
  8. Great- thanks so much. Seems like I was the only person phone interviewed Now they are doing interview via Zoom..... hope this doesn't really hurt my chances.
  9. Did anyone who phone interviewed receive an acceptance yet? Previously I know after the interview if people were offered a seat it seemed to be anywhere from ~4 days at the earliest to 14 days after interview but now with them working remotely, this might be longer? I phone interviewed on 3/16 and I have not heard back yet as of 3/20.
  10. So i had the phone interview yesterday, I think it went well.... was about 1 hour an 30 minutes. Such a crazy timing with everything, they changed my time three times that day due to emergency meetings. I don't even know if they're going to have in-person interviews after all of this or they're going to let the weight of a phone interview determine if they are going to extend a seat in their 2019-2020 class? She also mentioned how I am short 20 hours of the 250+ community service hours, but all volunteer programs have been shut down for now. I wonder if that is a heavy determining factor for admission.... I hope not. STRESSED over here
  11. I really like talking in-person as you can reaffirm how everything is going through body language, the atmosphere vibe and I think show deeper interest. Also, has anyone who has interviewed asked about the probation status? The report that was put on this page a while ago http://www.arc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Accreditation-Actions-Summary-2019S-1.15.pdf Showed reasons such as lacking evidence of safety addressing appropriate security and personal safety measures for PA students in all locations and lacked evidence all instructional faculty serving as supervised clinical practice experience [SCPEs] preceptors hold a valid license... These are alarming but what I find most alarming about possibly getting accepted into a program that is on probation being reviewed in Sept 2021, is that what if they fail this review? Would the class that gets accepted now, not graduate on time in 2022? I know you have to graduate from an accredited program to sit for the PANCE exam....
  12. I just got an email stating that due to COVID-19 and all in-person campus classes being shutdown my in-person interview on Monday is now a phone interview....BUMMED.
  13. Hey prepizzlea, where did you decide to go? And what were you deciding factors? Can private message me if you want! I know it may be a downer to some people on here but I want to weight the pro's and con's of all places I get an interview!
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