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ktcan10 last won the day on October 28 2014

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  1. Hello, everyone! I'm a proud PA with a strong background in emergency medical services, and I am providing resume and cover letter services to PA students and professional PAs. I specialize in helping you craft eye-catching documents and showcase your talents. I charge $100 for a resume, $150 for resume and cover letter, and work with you to create something that truly speaks for you. If you're interested, or you know people who might be, please email me (kmthomps@gmail.com), DM me, or post below! Thank you!
  2. I'm in the process of getting an LLC off the ground for a unique aspect of medical curriculum - basically, I'm looking to eventually have an online platform and/or lecture independently at a variety of places using the curriculum I've developed. I'm curious to see if there are others out there doing things like online lectures, independent PA or medical based businesses (not practice owning, necessarily, but some of the other stuff)...I would like to connect with you. I'm happy to share more about what I'm doing if people are interested, just didn't want this post to read as an advertisement...rather than a genuine interest to connect with other like-minded PAs who might be able to share resources, ideas, tips/tricks, or just support. Thanks in advance, and I'm so happy this forum continues to flourish...I've been using it ever since I refresh-clicked myself into tendinitis while I was waiting to get into PA school! Haha!
  3. One person from my class waited TWO WEEKS. He assumed that he was toast, and then the magical call came. I really, really isn't over until you get that letter. Build some furniture...that's what I did. Remarkably absorbing to puzzle through some complicated IKEA patterns and helps keep you from your phone 24/7. ;)
  4. @Britt9583: It ain't over 'til its over. As far as I know, there's not a particular order for review. They do review them as they come in, but from that point, you might get an interview right away or at a later date and it doesn't mean anything. I know people who interviewed in September and who interviewed in December in my class. I know people who received an acceptance call exactly 7 days later and those from the same interview group who waited an agonizing two weeks or even several months. Don't count yourself out.
  5. Taking the PANCE tomorrow. Spending today doing some deep breathing and very minimal review. I'm hoping for a merciful turn-around time on the results, since two weeks seems cruel and unusual (the nursing board gets theirs out in 48 hours and the therapist boards tell you RIGHT THERE). It still feels pretty surreal that I'm at this point...seems like just yesterday I was getting into PA school, even though I know an ocean of hard work, trials of spirit, and knowledge lies between that moment and this one.
  6. And PS: I graduate in two days. It is doable. You can do it. And although you probably feel a trillion miles away from graduation right now, you will be there before you know it. And you will (likely) never miss those days of prerequisites / interviews / didactic year / clinical year, but one day you will sit back and look back on those tiny victories with amazement. Plod on, friends.
  7. Agreed. If you are mobile and don't have a preference, they will likely place you with the class whose personality you "gel" with the most. They work hard to craft a group of people who can work as a team for two years and will likely work well together. This is not an argument for NOT expressing a preference on the chance that it will increase your odds of getting accepted, but rather meant to soothe worried minds about selecting yourself out of admission.
  8. I agree with EMSGuy in the supplemental. There are some differences between the campuses, and I think "mission fit" is definitely one of them. I applied to Seattle first choice because I knew I wanted to work in urban environments when I graduated (next week!!!). And I mentioned that in my supplemental.
  9. @titanicjo and anybody else wondering about the PNW-specificity of the program...I am a soon to graduate second year at MEDEX. I come from Southern California and that is where I will be returning to after school (due to husband's work situation). I was asked questions about my desire to relocate during interviews, but I can promise you its worth applying. A good portion of my class came from other areas besides the PNW / WWAMI region, and they do understand that not everyone will stay there after graduation. Good luck to everyone applying. I'm always available if people have questions about the program, but keep in mind that I don't have a direct line to the admissions department, so I'm relatively useful for questions like "what's the class load like?" and relatively useless for questions like "what GPA is considered acceptable". :)
  10. I'm a current student just finishing up my clinical year (50 days to go!). Anybody have any questions about the program? I'm happy to answer.
  11. Is there a later start date, too? I graduate in August this year, and it would be sad to wait a whole year to apply to this really awesome sounding program!
  12. I'm not actually applying, but I was curious, so I clicked around a little, and I found this link: https://www.ucollege.edu/pa/prerequisites Hope this helps, and good luck!
  13. Hi Ktcan10, I would like to send you a message but am unable to because your inbox is full? I have a few questions about MEDEX and would love some insight from you. :)

  14. Ad nauseum, but the Crockpot holds the power of the universe. Although I haven't officially started PA school yet, I've been working a busy 24-hour shift schedule and going to class, and I've managed to maintain something very close to paleo in my diet with the help of my beloved Crockpot. I also do a lot of veggie cook ups, where I steam or bake vegetables in large quantities and then keep them in the fridge for the week. That way, a simple salad or vegetable toss is never far away, and it helps take away that "I'm too tired to cook" excuse that I've used many, many times before. Well Fed: Paleo for People Who Like To Eat (found on Amazon), although paleo (and that might not be your style), has some great ideas on how to mix up the same base foods (simple grilled chicken, other meat, steamed vegetables) into something she calls "hot plates" with a variety of spices that really set them apart from each other.
  15. Standard Format: Undergrad Ed School: Scripps College, Claremont, CA Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.20 (CASPA) Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.41 (CASPA) Graduate Ed School: CalArts Age at application time : 30 1st GRE: 162 (verbal), 152 (math), 5.0 (written) Direct Patient Care : 22,000 hours of being an inner city EMT, working directly within the 911 system providing emergency services. Extracurricular/Research Activities: 3 years, rape crisis advocate; 2 years, homeless advocate and survey leader; 6 months, volunteer with USC Norris; 3 years, EMT for free medical care clinic; 1 year, peer mentor for fire academy. Schools Applied: University of Washington, University of Southern California, Pacific University, UC Davis, Loma Linda, OHSU, Western, Samuel Merritt, AT Stills, Midwestern University Application Submitted Date: 5/19/2013 Schools Received Application Date: (approximate date) 6/07/2013 Interview Invites: University of Washington MEDEX, Loma Linda, OHSU, Midwestern, AT Stills Denied: UC Davis Withdrew Application: All others Waitlisted: None Accepted: University of Washington MEDEX, OHSU And I'm sticking with MEDEX...my first choice! I am an older applicant with many years of academic wreckage behind me. This post has been a long time coming, and I'm very excited about what lies ahead. :)
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