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  1. Thanks buddy. I have been looking at all of the medical groups you mentioned but all the openings im seeing advertised want 2+ years experience. Im guessing there are more jobs out there and it just takes networking to find them. Enjoy your vacation. I look forward to hearing any leads you might have. ER is definitely a interest too !! Dave
  2. Hi all I am a soon to be PA looking for any job leads in Central Oregon. I graduate in August and have a interest in a ton of different areas but my background is in interventional radiology, cardiac cath and vascular surgery prior to PA school. Thanks Dave
  3. Me and all of my fellow yakima classmates have been moved to different sites. Those with bachelors degrees already or close to completing them are joining the Masters track in either seattle or spokane. The others are joining Tacoma or being offered admission next year if they can not make it work this year. We were told that they were having trouble retaining staff over in Yakima. I also think it has somthing to do with a new PA program opening next year in Yakima as well.
  4. Me and all of my fellow yakima classmates have been moved to different sites. Those with bachelors degrees already or close to completing them are joining the Masters track in either seattle or spokane. The others are joining Tacoma or being offered admission next year if they can not make it work this year. We were told that they were having trouble retaining staff over in Yakima. I also think it has somthing to do with a new PA program opening next year in Yakima as well.
  5. Me and all of my fellow yakima classmates have been moved to different sites. Those with bachelors degrees already or close to completing them are joining the Masters track in either seattle or spokane. The others are joining Tacoma or being offered admission next year if they can not make it work this year. We were told that they were having trouble retaining staff over in Yakima. I also think it has somthing to do with a new PA program opening next year in Yakima as well.
  6. Rich don't count on getting "VERY" specific feedback on your application from Medex. If you don't believe me or others that have posted as re-applicants, than at least refer to the above post by "quigley" who i believe is Medex faculty and head of admissions.
  7. I think you would be hard pressed to find any programs that are giving specific and structured feedback to each applicant about their application. With so many applicants it would take an extraordinary amount of time to give personal feedback to each applicant. I believe that rejection letter they sent gave pretty clear guidlines to help improve the application ( i know cause i got one). It shouldnt be too hard to come up with areas that will bolster your application, there is always room for improvment. If you can't see any than a.) you feel that your the best applicant that ever applied to MEDEX or B.) your not willing to put in the effort to improve your APP. Either way if your not getting the respect you think you deserve from MEDEX try applying to one of the other 100+ PA schools.
  8. Just my two cents As an applicant that interviewed twice and was accepted on my second attempt, I think you may be fixated on the GPA portion of your application to much. I had similar stats to what you are listing, a very uninspiring undergrad GPA of around 2.3 with post graduate classes bringing my overall GPA up to about 3.0. I like you spent a ton of work bringing my GPA up to a somewhat respectable level (it is damn hard to bring a GPA up from 2.3 as you can relate im sure Rich!). Grades are important no doubt, they show that you can handle rigourous course work but they dont paint the complete picture. If i was to try and give any advise it would be to look long and hard at the rest of your application. I dont think it is your GPA that is holding you back (at least not at MEDEX), you have proven that already with your recent course work. Look closely at your personal statment and see if it really truly shows your honest motivation for the field or is it the canned stuff that everyone says. Does it paint the complete picture of who you are? Do you know the Medex Mission? How does your work experience, community involvement and future aspirations work to reinforce the MEDEX mission? While, i have no inside scoop on the happenings of the program I think that if you meet the minimum requirments your application gets a look but I think it is your personal statements that get you the interview! If you truly have the ability and it is feasable to pursue the MD/DO route go for it! If you read the posts from a lot of the old timers on here they frequently give that advice to folks that are unsure. What ever you choose, go after it 100% and it will show in your application. Again just my two cents, best of luck to you Rich and all the reapplicants. I know the feeling Dave
  9. Just wanted to drop a quick note to the newly accepted Seattle students about a house that will be available for rent fall quarter. I am a newly accepted student as well but will be attending the Yakima program so the house that my wife and i have been renting in West Seattle will be opening up after the Summer quarter is over. The house is two stories and would be great for a small family or two roommates. It is two stories with a separate bedroom and bathroom on each floor as well as a living area on each floor, making it very convenient for two roommates. House has a very large back deck as well as a very large enclosed backyard (huge for a yard in the city). The homeowners are family friends and great people I would love for them to get this house in the UW Medex student rotation. The rent has been very affordable and while i don't know the exact amount they want to charge just yet my guess is somewhere between 1000 and 1,400 a month but that would be for you guys to negotiate. The Medex campus is probably 15-20min drive away so not to bad of a commute. While i cant say for certain this will apply it has been a pet friendly house for us, so for you students looking for a place that you can bring Fido too it might work out perfect. Send me a PM if you are interested and i will do my best to facilitate getting pictures as well as putting you in contact with the owners. Cheers and congrats to all the incoming students, Dave
  10. Another round of calls should be coming in a few more hours! Good luck to all still waiting, there were a lot of really great folks at the interview and i am excited to see more of you get the calls (or the message in my case haha). Peter: Yes it is Dave the X-ray tech/reapplicant from seattle, excited that you to got the call! Mary: Thank you for the kind words, hope to hear your joining our class as well! To everyone else still waiting, I know what your going through. I made it to the interview last year but didn't get the call. It sucks, we have all put so much into this thing and come so far, that it just plain hurts to not get the opportunity. I just want to encourage everyone to keep pursuing your dream. DO NOT GIVE UP ....if i can get in anyone of you can. Dave
  11. I got it too Mike. Although i never spoke with him, he left a message IM IN!!!
  12. It was fun meeting you all yesterday and i appreciate how helpful the current students were the day of and night before (all while studying for finals!). It is also fun to put a face to these names now. Good luck to you all I think it will be a great class next year! Dave F.
  13. The way I understand it is that Seattle Interviews are complete,with just the combination site interview in January left to fill the remaining seats. Good Luck to All still waiting!
  14. The grill looks good to me, you can count me in. These meet up's definetly help the next day to feel more relaxed. I think 6-630pm would be a good time to meet. Looking forward to meeting you all and sharing a cold beverage . Dave
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