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  1. The reason that UC Davis tuition is more for PA students is that the program is run by the School of Nursing. This results in Nurse Practitioner students receiving special grants because in order to be a Nurse Practitioner, you must current be a Registered Nurse. These benefits are not available to Physician Assistant students. Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of disparity amongst how funding is utilized on the PA students vs the NP students.
  2. I do not believe our program accepts online CPR courses, as you are not actually performing the maneuvers on a mannequin, and you're not actually learning what to do in the situation. I think you have to do a face-to-face course, and that is definitely the most productive learning experience.
  3. I live in Elk Grove, which is about a 15-20 minute drive to campus (depending on traffic). It worked for me because my partner and I already had a house here, and moving closer to campus wasn't feasible. Some students live in Davis, which is about 20 minutes drive to campus. Some of our class lives in midtown which is 5-10 minutes, and can range from reasonable to expensive. Some students live near campus, within walking distance, and this can be fairly costly for relatively small places. Cost, of course, is relative, as it depends on what you are expecting to pay vs what you are paying now. All of the areas mentioned above have relatively safe areas. The med center isn't in the absolute best neighborhood but if you are on the east side of Stockton Blvd (the med center), it tends to be a bit safer than the west side, though exceptions exist. If anybody has specific questions about specific locations, message me, and I can try my best to provide any information I have. Also, ideally, if you want to live close to campus, keep your eyes open and check frequently. When the program starts, it is near when the med students start, as well as the new interns for the hospital, so places get rented quickly. Don't get discouraged if finding a place is tough, just keep on checking.
  4. Pharmacology exam Tuesday...ugh...

  5. Thanks. I guess I should be happy that I only paid $31K for my first year, or hopefully our cost is fixed...though I haven't heard anything either way.
  6. Would one of the new students mind copying and pasting the information about tuition, or if they are uncomfortable posting it, would you mind sending me a private message with the information? Thanks!
  7. Congrats to those accepted and good luck to those on the wait list! I'm excited to meet and work with you all!
  8. I am so excited for everybody! I know how stressful it was sitting at home a year ago, checking my e-mail every 5 mintues for a response. Good luck! Hope to see all of you at the 2nd yr/1st yr mixer during orientation in a few months. :)
  9. Hang in there! It won't be too much longer. My fingers are crossed for all of you!
  10. As Tall_Scrubs said above, this is excellent preparation! There are times when you will have no idea whatsoever what is going on until the very last minute...and you will have to deal with it. That is not a bad thing. The real world is like that. Medicine is like that. You have to be able to roll with the punches, and you are getting a headstart. :) Trust me...I love to be organized. I love to plan things out in advance, and make checklists for myself of study goals I want to accomplish over the weekend. Sometimes, however, it just doesn't happen like that. Keep in mind that the program does let you know when exams will be, assignment deadlines, etc, but lectures, readings, time changes will often pop up at the last minute. If you live out of town, it sucks. I get that. You want to know the deal so you can come, get a place, kick back, and prepare for school, but if you find out in a few months, that's a lot better than finding out a week before school starts. :) While I agree with my wonderful classmate above, I also think that doing something fun is not the only way to spend your time before school. By all means, take a vacation, visit your family, go dancing, go drinking, go running, and enjoy life...but...it will not hurt to take some time to review A&P if you are rusty, or flip through some textbooks to make sure your study habits are still up to par. Also, and this will vary with every student out there. Some people in our class are working on the side (mostly NP students) and are doing fine in the program. If you have a significant other who is working, and supporting you, maybe this isn't a problem...but...some people in our class say that they are struggling financially. Some advice: 1. If you are able to use digital textbooks, instead of hard copies, go for it, they can be much cheaper. 2. You will all be assigned a big sibling! Most of us keep our books, but we can give you a heads up of what was useful, what wasn't, etc. 3. Start keeping an eye out for potential living situations. Weight out all of the options as mentioned above. (Rent, Gas, Parking permits, Timing). I live in Elk Grove which is only a 10-15 minute drive without traffic, but 35 with (usually only a problem after school when we get out at 5 and I want to go straight home). Some people live in Roseville which can be over an hour drive with traffic. 4. You're an adult, duh, so be responsible. :) Budget your financial aid so you're not eating ramen at the end of the quarter, waiting for the next one to start. I am so happy that all of you have made it this far and submitted your secondaries. You will find out before you know it, and in a few short months we'll be sitting here at Med Ed (I'm in a lecture now) chatting it up before we head over to the Marriott for a glass of wine after glass. If you have any questions, I'm sure myself or Tall_Scrubs would be happy to answer the best we can. :) Good Luck!!!
  11. Congrats to everybody who has progressed to the secondary apps and completed them! I know it is nerve-racking, and I hope you all find out in a more timely manner than we did. Looking forward to possibly having one of you as my "younger sibling" next year. Have a great holiday! We are in the midst of finals at Davis, so at least you're not worrying about that. :)
  12. Good luck to everybody who submitted! I'm hoping you hear sooner than we did. :) A lot of people will tell you to just relax and enjoy life..that's what they told me, but I would say, if you have time, use it to brush up on A&P. The summer course is fast-paced and it will help you tremendously. :) Can't wait to hear you all celebrating your good news!
  13. It seemed like all of my essays shared similar tones, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. :)
  14. Hey! Congrats to everybody who has received the secondary!!! For our class, if you received a secondary and were not told you were an alternate, you were in. Davis is one of the few schools that actually reviews prior to sending out secondary apps in order to save applicants money. The secondary application is not as bad as you think, just spell check, be honest, and show Davis why you are a good candidate. I look forward to working with you in the future, and maybe mentoring one of you if I get assigned as your "big sibling". Lots of luck!
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