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  1. For those taking the EOR PAEA Exams, how are you studying and what is working best for you? My school is implementing these, I take my first one next month... Just don't know what to expect :(
  2. I also got my award today, so thrilled! Hang in there everyone, guessing from what I saw on another forum they don't all come out at the same time :) Congrats also to those who also got an award :)
  3. Go figure that you are on here too Tami, lol. I'm hanging in here, just dieing to know!!! Had to go searching around to see what the word was on the street. As far as I know, no one else in class has heard from NHSC, or at least no one replied saying they had to my facebook message. FINGERS STILL CROSSED! Hope you are well :)
  4. Just bumped a site where a dental student says he/she received participant status now (not just finalist status, see link below), any PA students get this yet? I'm going crazy waiting to hear anything... http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=935060
  5. I also got a finalist e-mail and the forms to be completed within 5 days on 8-3-12 :) I hear this is good news! Means one of two things, either you got the award or you are an alternate :) I bumped some other forums where it looked like most who are finalists receive the award-fingers crossed! It is driving me crazy, i.e. I keep checking the site and thinking about it all the time, lol.
  6. Thanks for the info. kevhow2001, much appreciated :) Best, Allison
  7. Hi everyone, I have an interview coming up with UF, fingers crossed! Couple questions I was hoping some of you all who have interviewed could help with? -Does UF do some sort of writing piece on the interview day? I think I remember seeing this on the website awhile back, but then it changed? -What is the group activity like? -Do you suggest taking a brief case with CV's, application copies, etc.? -How soon do most people know whether they are accepted or not? Thanks in advance :) Allison
  8. Hi everyone, I did a draft of my personal statement months ago when I started asking for letters of recommendation and now that it's time for me to finish up my applications I am back at it. I am probably a little different then the average PA applicant in a number of ways. One of which is that I have already attended graduate school and received my masters and specialists degree in Mental Health Counseling from UF. Despite working several jobs in my area of training I still feel a need for great clinical skills (would very much like to be able to treat the physical in addition to the mental). Not to mention I seek better work opportunities and a better salary (won't mention this in my PS though)... In reading others personal statements I see a lot of the "one moment in time confirmed that I want to be a PA" sort of thing which I do not in any way identify with. Is this typical in a personal statement? Seems a little weird to me as I have a number of things that have influenced my desire to be a PA. Should I focus on one or two things or try to cram it all in? I start my PS off by talking about my Mental Health Counseling background and how I still feel drawn to a more clinical setting. I then talk about my current job as a Research Coordinator on labor and delivery for 4 different studies, but mentioned that I still feel limited and still want to provide a higher level of care for people. I also included some things about how my study abroad program impacted my desire to become a PA, though I am wondering if I should include this? It seems to really clutter up my essay, switches tracks too quickly and I'm wondering if I should just remove it. Any thoughts? Also, is it really necessary to talk about shadowing experiences? I have shadowed but it was some years ago, though I included it on application in the appropriate area? I also have over 7,000 patient care hours. There are so many things I would like to mention, but with only 500 words I'm wondering if it's better to just focus on a few of the bigger things and let the admissions committee see the rest of my application for other relevant things. Any thoughts would be much appreciated :) Thanks in advance, Allison
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