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  1. Yay! I'm so happy for us! I just joined the fb group so I'll look for you all or if you see me first (Bridget Ann) feel free to send a friend request!
  2. I got my acceptance today as well! (Bridget) anybody else from the Sept 26 interview accept? So excited!! Also is anyone living downtown? Congrats to everyone!
  3. I got my acceptance today as well! (Bridget) anybody else from the Sept 26 interview accept? So excited!! Also is anyone living downtown? Congrats to everyone!
  4. My application was verified mid-May and on 7/9 they emailed me to clarify one of my pre-req's. No interview offer as of yet. Waiting and hoping! Refreshing my email any chance I get! :)
  5. Got my interview invitation via email yesterday as well! I will be there on September 26th! I picked that one bc I'm still living and working in St. Louis, but will be moving up to Chicago in September. Good luck everyone!
  6. CASPA verified 5/19, Got my under review email on 5/23, waiting is the worst! Got my first interview invite from Rosalind Franklin yesterday. I guess the time has come! ** biting nails**
  7. Hi guys, I feel that I'm in a pickle and need some advice soon before I turn in my application for this cycle. I'm currently trying to decide who should write my third recommendation letter and I keep going back and forth about my options. Some background: I did research in undergrad (3.94 Biology and Psychology GPA) and also have my Master's in Education and was a high school health science teacher for 2 years in a low-income urban area. Recently I left that job and am working full time as a patient care technician w/ my CNA license at a hospital (1,300 hours accrued as of today).
  8. These are all helpful suggestions- EXCEPT (of course it can't be as easy as you think...) Midwestern will NOT accept any online lab credits... I was thinking "Oh, well then I'll just find a 5 cr hr class with a lab online!" No go.
  9. Also Gervon R.T. check the FAQs of each school carefully- also CALL the admissions about your situation. Some of the schools I've applied to do not count hours that were earned during the process of certification as HCE. Only after you are certified and earning hours would those schools count it. For example when I did 100 hours to earn my CNA, they would not count. It really stinks, but watch out for that! Read the fine print :)
  10. I was wondering if I could get some advice on my letters of reference. I am currently reapplying to PA school- I don't want to blow my chances by asking for the wrong letters. I have a 3.95 overall GPA from both undergrad Bio/Psych and my Education Masters. I'm currently working as a patient care tech as a hospital earning my HCE hours. My GRE scores are pretty good 159V, 153Q, 5.0 AW. I have 4 schools that I'm applying to and 2 out of the 4 want an academic reference from a professor/faculty member as a reference. They were pretty specific and to the point- I even called admissions. However,
  11. You guys are giving me awesome feedback- I so appreciate it! @Greenmood- I am rethinking Midwestern; they have a new 4 hr anatomy requirement that I can't fulfill by taking it online- which is my only option due to working full time! Also, you are very right about the Metra being a way to study, I hadn't thought of that. How was your commute living downtown and going to RF? I'll PM you some more questions when I think of them! When it comes to LOR's, I'm a little stuck. I'm planning on getting one from a nurse manager or charge nurse who works with me at my current job, a PA that
  12. @Pbuonocore: Thanks! That gives me a little hope. I feel like a lot of the applications stuff is stressful and sometimes ambiguous as to what they want- it's nice to know someone with a similar background got accepted! My personal statement focuses on my experiences as a teacher and how they led me to PA. Since your PS was apparently pretty good, could I PM mine to you? You could take a look and see what suggestions you have to strengthen it. @Wet Dog: Master's GPA was 4.0 (it was a relatively easy program, compared to Bio in undergrad) The A&P is something I'm struggling with right
  13. Hi guys: Pretty sure I'm not gonna make it in this time around, so I'm gearing up to try again in April with a stronger application. Open to suggestions about how to make this time a more successful round! Schools: Anywhere in Chicago. Northwestern, Midwestern, and Rush to be specific. My sig other of 5 years is doing his residency there for the next 4 years so it's sort of a must for me to be in the Chicago area. We've done long distance through nearly half of our relationship due to career goals, now it's time to close the gap. Stats/Background: BS in Bio, BA in Psych (double m
  14. Hey guys, Did anyone notice that Midwestern's website changed their list of prereqs for those of you who are applying for the 2014-2015 cycle? They now say that "4 credit hours of anatomy will be required for students applying for the 2015 class year" next to their Biology w/lab credit hour requirements. This is a predicament for me- I was a Bio undergrad, have all my prereqs done except Microbiology (taking online now) and Anatomy (it was reserved primarily for Nursing school students at my university). I was planning on taking both micro and anatomy online through BYU as it is more
  15. To person who asked can PAs and MDs survive in the same job market: I believe they can- many MDs are not going into primary care fields anymore bc after it's all said and done, time, money spent, loans that need to be repaid, malpractice insurance that needs to be paid, many physicians think something like a family practitioner is not going to be worth all the stress/$ they forked out to become a doctor. Correct me if I'm wrong, but MD is becoming more and more of a specialist degree, while I can see in the future, PA's taking a front seat in the primary care role. If PAs still choose to wor
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