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  1. Hello all, I was accepted into my first choice PA program, University of Utah, and will start in May. The bad news? I am due with our second child in late March. If he goes full term, that gives me a measly 6 weeks with him before starting a most intense graduate program. And we also have a 19 month old at home who will be 23 months when I start. I already asked if I could defer, and was told that they do not allow deferrals for any reason. So anyone suggesting that, please realize this was something I considered and asked about. It is, unfortunately, not an option. Specifically - can anyone who has started their Didactic year with young kids comment on how they got through, give any suggestions or feedback, etc.? Also - anyone try to pump during didactic year? I would really like to be able to give this little bean breastmilk for at least the first six months. I know it is going to be VERY challenging, so if replies could stay on the more positive side, I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much for any helpful advice people can offer! Lauren UPAP Class 43
  2. Hi everyone! I too was accepted - I interviewed the 11/12 weekend. I live in SLC right now in the Avenues (moved here in June for my husband's Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship). So if you have questions about where to live, things nearby, cost of living, grocery stores, the weird (to me) liquor laws, outdoor recreating, etc. just send me a PM. And for those with kids, if you want to know about childcare I have an 18 month old. Congrats and looking forward to meeting those I didn't meet at the interview in May.
  3. Congrats Luke! I guess that means someone will have a seat at Drexel now if you decide to head to SLC! And some people were trying to convince you not to apply to UPAP because of low PCH - but you knew what you wanted and went for it! Awesome! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I'll be in your class... But if not, I'll reapply next year.
  4. If anyone has heard one way or the other, could you please post? There has been some speculation that they may not have sent out any emails yet from last weekend's interviews based on the fact that at least 10 people from the group haven't heard anything. PLEASE - put all of our minds at ease and let us know if you've received an email so that we can stop checking our emails incessantly and stop wishing and hoping... :heheh:
  5. Hi all, Doris said 10-12 people would hear a "yes!" this morning and 10 would hear a "no" this morning. The rest of us will all be in limbo until next week. Anyone heard anything yet??!! Good luck to all! Lauren
  6. Thanks for the responses! I'm not *trying* to hide the fact that I'm pregnant - I'm due 8 weeks before the program starts and my son was three weeks early. I realize it is going to be challenging (to say the least!) - but this is what I want to do with my life, and it took me a long time to figure it out - so I'm going to try my hardest to get in! I'm just worried that the interviewers would hold my pregnancy against me - so I certainly don't want to flaunt it. I decided to buy a regular suit in a larger size that I hopefully can have tailored once I'm no longer pregnant. Actually - I bought two. Black and grey. Thoughts?! Is it ok if I can't totally button up the jacket? I can definitely button it with room now, but who knows in three weeks... Thanks folks! Much appreciated!
  7. Hello! So just after I applied to school this year, I found out I was pregnant. Surprise! Now I have an interview at my top choice, and I'm not sure what to wear, what to say, etc. I don't want to buy a maternity suit because I'll never wear it again (this is number 2, and we're done after this). But I will if that is really the only way to go. I'd like to hide it as much as possible, although as its my second pregnancy I'm definitely showing already at 4 months. So - do I need to buy a maternity suit, or can I wear a nice maternity dress and a blazer? Any thoughts on hiding it vs. not? Any help/advice is appreciated!
  8. Hello! So just after I applied to school this year, I found out I was pregnant. Surprise! Now I have an interview at my top choice, and I'm not sure what to wear, what to say, etc. I don't want to buy a maternity suit because I'll never wear it again (this is number 2, and we're done after this). But I will if that is really the only way to go. I'd like to hide it as much as possible, although as its my second pregnancy I'm definitely showing already at 4 months. So - do I need to buy a maternity suit, or can I wear a nice maternity dress and a blazer? Any thoughts on hiding it vs. not? Any help/advice is appreciated!
  9. I just heard that I have been invited to interview on November 11 and 12 as well. Good luck to everyone who applied, and I'm looking forward to meeting some of you in a few weeks. I live here in SLC, so if anyone wants advice on lodging, restaurants, etc. please don't hesitate to PM me!
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