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  1. It's almost that time to start submitting applications for the upcoming cycle. I interviewed last year at Pacific (loved the school and location), and have been on their waitlist since last November. I will be applying again soon. Is there anyone here looking at applying a second time who interviewed at Pacific last year?
  2. Hi, I'm a first time applicant and I will be applying this next rotation in 2017. My first choice would be to go to UW MEDEX and I'm wondering what my chances are. Undergrad: Oregon State University; Major: BioHealth Sciences, all of my pre-reqs are met through my major. Minor in psychology. Overall GPA: 3.5; Science GPA: 3.52 HCE: I'm an uncertified paid medical assistant in a ear, nose, throat and allergy clinic. My duties are broad and can go from giving allergy shots, assisting the doctor in procedures, taking vitals and medical histories, translating for spanish speaking patients to finishing patient's charts and sending medications. My hours by the application deadline will be 2000. Volunteering: My volunteer experience mainly consists of volunteering at a free medical clinic in my town. I volunteer as a medical assistant, translator for spanish speaking patients, and receptionist. I volunteer at this clinic about three times a month. ~108 hours a year. GRE: 150 Verbal, 154 Quantitative, 4 Analytical Letters of Rec: 1) The doctor I work for. 2) My anatomy and physiology professor at OSU. 3) The dean of pharmacology at OHSU (my previous boss) I'm 22 and I am an Oregon resident. I have a history of working as a student researcher at OHSU. I also had some other questions along with my chances of getting into UW MEDEX. 1) How much does the GRE matter for UW MEDEX? 2) How much does it matter being a non-Washington resident applying to UW MEDEX? 3) I'm also applying to OHSU, Pacific, and was wondering about my chances there as well. Thanks
  3. Hi! I was wondering if anybody have applied to this school yet? Couldn't find if this school is rolling and if they require GRE.
  4. Hey Guys and Girls, I am sure most of you current undergraduates have heard of some of the better PA programs around the nation. Many of you are going to produce competitive PA school applications in the process of hunting for schools. This question is more geared towards people who have been in PA school and experienced life on the other side of PA schooling. That being said, I think the answer is beneficial to most of us undergrads. We know about programs like Duke, Pacific, Emory, etc. Their qualifications are strict and their prestige is evident. However, on the chance that admission to these schools is at all plausible, is it worth going? Several factors go into that decision which are solely on an individual basis. But controlling for those individual variables, I want to know the career VALUE of attending a more well-known and intensive PA program vs. attending a PA school that is less renowned. Is the job market going to be any better for a PA who attended Duke for their graduate schooling vs. a PA who attended a city-based PA school? I can think of a big reason not to go to a grand PA school and that would be tuition. Is saving 10,000 a year worth attending a small, unknown PA school that had a breezy admissions process? Or that your qualifications far exceed?
  5. Taking a job in Guam in December for 18 months... just wondering if anyone has worked there or had a similar experience?! I am super excited, and a little scared. :)
  6. I am having a really hard time deciding between these two schools. I know that they are both reputable programs but is one "better" than the other? I don't know where I would want to live after school. Are laws in Oregon or CA more PA-friendly? What I do know: Pacific: -27 months, starts in May -Not affiliated with a med school (good or bad?) -Module Based Learning by organ systems -Has a rural track, many rural rotation sites (more "hands on" experience?) -Elective rotation must be in Pediatrics, Women's Health, Geriatrics, or Family Medicine -Rotations require a lot of traveling, even to different states (diverse but costly/stressful to move constantly) LLU: -24 months, starts in Sept -Affiliated with a good med school -More traditional learning set-up (not so much by organ systems) -closer to home (2 hours) -get choice of one elective rotation in any specialty -20K more tuition but could save some money by doing a few rotations near home I am all ears and open to hearing any and all input whether it be good, bad, or ugly. This is definitely one of the biggest decisions I've had to make and I really appreciate being able to get feedback from people on this forum. Thank you!
  7. Hey guys, I have somewhat of a high quality problem: I've gotten into three schools of which I like Pacific U the most, mainly because of the didactic systems approach, the staff, and because the program starts in May. But here's the rub, I was offered an interview at Duke in Feb, so my question is, how much weight should I give to the ratings? Should I even spend the money going on the Duke interview if I really like the program at Pacific? Thanks in advance for the help!
  8. Hello all. I am filling out a supplemental application for Pacific University today and it asks if you are applying to other programs and wants you to list them. Does anyone know what they are looking for when they ask this?
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