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I called today because I submitted my application in August and never received a confirmation email. The lady told me they haven't downloaded applications from CASPA yet and have not began to review a

I agree.  I'm not sure I will complete the background check for right now.  Paying ahead of time without guarantee of an interview should not make you more competitive than the next person, unless the

Congrats to all those accepted thus far!   @sm2091 what exactly is a panel interview? They didn't have you do an individual interview?? How many people were interviewing on the day you went? Did the

I am applying this Summer 2014. I have pretty much fullfill all the requiremtn / However, I really do not have a direct pateint experience. I do voluntter work at Emergency room but that is indirect patient experience.

 

I am afraid that they will reject me for that reason, please give me your thought? 

 

I have 3.5 GPA, meet all the prerequisites, I took the GRE.

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I wonder if anyone can comment on the school's PANCE rate? It has been around 75% for the past 5 years... and why are only 11-12 students taking it for the first time when the class size is 35-40? Just a few thoughts that came to mind when I looked into the program... I saw the school has some really great things going on but I am curious if any current students might be able to speak about this.

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I called today because I submitted my application in August and never received a confirmation email. The lady told me they haven't downloaded applications from CASPA yet and have not began to review any applications. She said they will review possibly end of October/beginning of November so we won't be hearing anything for awhile.

 

She also said since the program is highly competitive, she recommends completing the background check. Even though the website says you need the background check to be offered admission only, she said with the amount of applications they are receiving, the more complete the better. The background check is expensive though but I guess worth it if it helps grant an interview!

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I agree.  I'm not sure I will complete the background check for right now.  Paying ahead of time without guarantee of an interview should not make you more competitive than the next person, unless the background check doesn't come back clean...something I will have to think about as well.  But thank you for the information!

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I submitted my background check last month. According to the application checklist, it says it needs to be completed by November 1st. I met a woman over the summer who used to work for UMES and she told me that students simply not having everything completed was the biggest reason for not receiving an interview. She mostly meant prerequisites, but I think the background check would probably also fall into that category. 

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"I still have not heard anything, but since it has been a month and a half, I thought I'd see if anyone else had heard anything back yet."

 

 

The following is what I received on 12/13 via email:

 

Thank you for your interest in the UMES-PA Program. We plan to invite eligible student to campus for interviews late to early January/February 2015.

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