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  1. Has anyone received an interview with UTHSCSA for next month, in December?
  2. Thank you, I really appreciate the good vibes. Best of luck to you too! Especially as we try to wait patiently
  3. After not getting an interview in 2012 and 2013, I met with the admissions coordinator at the time (I live in San Antonio). His advice was I gain patient care experience, increase my volunteer hours and retake any courses that I made C's. I had only my bachelors then, so it was hard to show significant academic growth and improvement. My undergrad GPA wasn't strong, like 3.1 something and a 3.2 science GPA, plus a poor GRE and minimal experiences probably greatly affected my interview chances then. It's now been a 7 year gap since I last applied in 2013. I obtained a master's in nutrition and became a practicing registered dietitian the last 5 years. So I've been able to acquire a lot of great patient care experiences in the ICU/hospital settings, community nutrition and diabetes management. For this cycle, I retook all the pre-requisites for UTHSCSA (which many had expired since I got my bachelor's in 2010) and made all A's. Also achieved nearly a 4.0 with my master's degree. My GRE is still my weak spot I think, always has been. I'm hoping a much improved academic record, numerous patient care experiences and volunteering in the community has made some kind of difference! Also spent much time on a strong personal statement, and tried to select the right people for LORs. But I know it's a tough situation, they receive upwards of 2-3k applicants each cycle for 45 seats. I'm worried too! But there should be another interview in December, I had spoken to admissions on Friday. Best of luck to you, there still is hope
  4. Thank you Yes, hopefully just a generic email! It's so hard to not looking into these things.
  5. Did anyone receive this email today? Virtual Information Session PhD in Health Sciences "Join us for a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, to learn more about the Ph.D. in Health Sciences program. The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences degree program is designed to prepare allied health professionals to assume major leadership, research, and educational positions within their professions." I had just spoken to admissions this morning, and was told my application was still "under faculty review". Then an hour or two later I received the above email. I can't help but feel discouraged. I remember while I waited to hear back from UNTHSC, I received something similar, and then a month later got a rejection. It's like they put aside a pile of competitive but not selected applicants and then send off these promotional emails for other programs within the school. UTHSCSA is my top choice, and it's my 3rd time applying. I hope I'm simply looking too far into it. I was told rejection emails have been sent out over the weeks, but I haven't received one, yet. I was hopeful after talking to admissions this morning, and then I got that promotion email for a PhD program. Now I feel bummed. Does anyone have insight or a similar experience? I would like to still have hope.
  6. I believe they have started pulling from the waitlist. Hope this helps and gives hope!
  7. I was told that after 1-2 weeks post interview, if you did not receive that initial rejection notice, you are still under consideration for a seat! When all the interviews are conducted, they go back and review a second time those individuals that did interview but were neither selected or rejected at that time and make a final decision. I don't know the definite timeline but that's something. Good luck!!
  8. I completed an interview workshop by Ryanne Coulson. It helped me a lot and I was successful in gaining an acceptance. Not to say this workshop is why I got accepted, but it helped me be more effective and concise in framing my answers to questions like “why PA, tell me about you”, etc. She provides a method to help you to focus on what’s important within your experiences, or the main take aways. It was a method that helped in creating a unique and authentic response, specific to me. It’s definitely worth looking into.
  9. cGPA: 3.20 sGPA: 3.10 Post-baccalaureate: 3.91 Graduate GPA: 4.00 PCE: 10000+ HCE: 3000+ Volunteer: 120 Shadowing: 100 5+ years practicing as a registered dietitian
  10. I was also accepted on 7/13. Good luck everyone!!!
  11. Yes, I am interviewing this Friday as well.
  12. Does anyone know how many applicants they will be interviewing total for this application cycle? I have an interview scheduled and was just curious. Some programs share that information. Typically it’s around 100, but could be up to 120.
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