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  1. Actually, Midwestern's pretty quick...I submitted my app last year by the end of June, and I got an interview invite mid-August for an interview on Sept. 14th (that was the first round of interviews, I think), and they told me I got in by Oct. 1st. I'm not going there, but if you want some insight on interviews/stats/etc., feel free to PM me.
  2. It depends (on the program)...I've had some program directors tell me, "Don't even worry about it...just try to get at least the 50% range," or "We require a GRE score because it's standard for any graduate program." In general, GRE scores aren't a high priority compared to everything else. I'm not sure if they use the scores as part of the initial screening process, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did given the amount of qualified applicants there are. So please do try to study and do your best to get at least the minimum (I think it's harder to score below 50% than above 50% anyway)
  3. During my interviews, I met a few scribes at Yale, Duke, Rosalind Franklin, and Midwestern. Not sure though if they had other healthcare experience in the past that kind of balanced everything out though...
  4. During my interviews, I met a few scribes at Yale, Duke, Rosalind Franklin, and Midwestern. Not sure though if they had other healthcare experience in the past that kind of balanced everything out though...
  5. During my interviews, I met a few scribes at Yale, Duke, Rosalind Franklin, and Midwestern. Not sure though if they had other healthcare experience in the past that kind of balanced everything out though...
  6. Which school is that one? I would go to the PA Schools sections and ask previous applicants when they submitted CASPA/supplementals, and when they were interviewed, etc. If that school is the one you ABSOLUTELY want to get into, you'll have to tailor your CASPA/submission dates to that school. But submitting your CASPA in June will not cause you to be "locked out" of MOST programs. Since each year the number of applicants increases, I wouldn't submit CASPA later than July this cycle. There was only one school out of the twelve that I applied to that already had a number of seats filled bec
  7. Some schools will actually ask you to put down all healthcare experience/ all anticipated health care experience and hours in the supplemental applications too. If I were you, I'd mention it in the narrative/send periodic updates to the schools you apply to as wutthechris suggested. If mentioning it in your narrative disrupts the flow of your essay though, I don't think it would hurt to put it down on your CASPA as "0" hours as long as you know your job description/employer's info/write in the description box that you will be starting it. In my opinion, if your job starts soon enough, you c
  8. I know of one who got accepted into Wayne State's PA Program in Michigan.
  9. I'm sure many have asked this before, but how difficult is it to find a job outside of the state where you graduated from PA school as a new grad? This is assuming you weren't able to do an out-of-state rotation. Any advice from people who found jobs in different states right after graduation, or people who know of others who did this would be much appreciated!
  10. I decided to give up my spot (it was a very difficult decision to make, and it still makes me a little sad :() so there should at least be 1 spot available!
  11. UPDATE: Undergrad Ed School: University of Michigan Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.7 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.6 *I took a LOT of science courses (Pchem, both orgo I and II, gen chem, biochem, physics I and II, genetics intro, upper level genetics, anatomy, physiology I and II, molecular and cellular bio, various neurobiology courses, animal physiology, a whole lot of labs) and I think that helped me get interviews at places I didn't think I would. Age at application time : 23 1st GRE: 160V (86%) 159Q (79%) 4.5W (73%) Direct Patient Care : Care Manager for senior facility,
  12. Just wondering...do most people drive to school, and if so...where do you park/is parking hard to find/is it expensive? I've been looking into housing options/finding safe locations within New Haven, and I can't help but to wonder if it's difficult to get around there. I know there is a shuttle, but I'm not sure how extensive its routes are/how much I want to rely on it. I'm also a little worried about parking because at the interview, a faculty member told me my car (Honda accord) was the most stolen car in the city.... Any advice would be appreciated!
  13. What would you say is an ideal number/variety of rotations a school offers (8? 10? 12? 14? etc...and which rotations do you believe all programs should require)... and what would you consider a good length per rotation (4 weeks? 5 weeks? 6 weeks, etc?)? Thank you!!
  14. For those of you who have attended either Yale, Emory, Duke, or Rosalind Franklin... 1)Which school did you attend, and can you tell me a little about your clinical rotation experiences? 2)Are you satisfied with the clinical rotation sites/the variety or number of rotations you are doing? 3)Do you feel like your didactic courses prepared you well for rotations? 4)How prepared do/did you feel for the PANCE? 5)How happy are you overall your program? Please PM me if you don't want to publicize your answers. Thank you!!
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