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Welcome,

      To those already accepted, and those yet to come, congratulations to the class of 2017!  While I am both thankful and excited for the upcoming year, I have a few questions. I thought that starting a new thread to address these would be useful. So feel free to introduce yourselves here, post any questions, and answer any you may know. I will try to update the questions at the front of this thread as they come. 

 

Again, congratulations to everyone. Looking forward to meeting you all,

Michael

 

 

QUESTIONS: UPDATED 4/23/14

 

Who are you? Where is everyone from?

mescay (Michael):  San Jose, California

deeg (Lisa):            Kansas

Martha Rea:            Whitier, California

d221 (Diana):         Torrance, California

mayra86:                 Lawndale, California

WCKAO (Wendy):    San Jose, CA

yelenagim:                            ?

 

 

I'm having trouble with logging onto the website to pay my deposit and confirm my acceptance. Anybody with similar issues or solutions?

Per Naisha Bible, email Steven Davis at Steven.Davis@tu.edu. He has already helped a few of us with login issues. Per Steven "For those of you facing an immediate deadline, please do not be concerned; your deadline will be extended to allow for our technical difficulties." 

 

 

Anyboyd know when the first day of orientation is? First day of class? Upcoming class schedule?

Thanks for answering this Deeg "After you receive confirmation of paying your acceptance deposit you should get an email with a link to TUC’s New Student website with all of the requirements and information. The orientation date says TBD but I looked on several different calendars and it looks like it should be August 4th and classes starting the third week of August."

 

 

Any idea on background checks? When do they have to be done? How do we complete them? My friend who's starting with Stanford had to complete her's relatively soon after her acceptance was confirmed. 

     Thanks again to Deeg. The school, at some point, will require and pay for a background check. The background check letter contained in the acceptance letter is simply to inform applicants that clinical rotation sites may require a background check beforehand.

     Not to go off topic here, but I might as well provide more insight into this just in case anybody is curious -or has a friend who is curious- on the matter. Regardless of your clinical rotation sites, applying for a state PA license will require you to have a background check.Those with any criminal records (whether felony or misdemeanor) will automatically be asked for a review to determine granting of a license. Criminal findings do not necessarily prohibit you from obtaining your license, but depending on the nature of the crime, its recency, whether it was expunged, and whether it was a felony or misdemeanor all impact the certifying boards decision. Specific information on the licensing procedure can be found here: http://www.pac.ca.gov/

 

 

Any ideas of cheap/safe places to live within the area?

Thanks to Deeg: If you look at the Good Places to Live Between Touro and San Francisco thread on the Touro forum a lot of people have recommendations. 

 

Thanks to Martha Rea for this: "I have heard that Benicia is a relatively better place to stay than in Vallejo or on the island." / "I emailed Irene.Favreau@tu.edu she gave me a list of the rent companies out there and recommended some surrounding area of Vallejo and cities that are safe and that other students have enjoyed. I'm looking into American Canyon or Benicia. I am coming from Pico Rivera."

 

 

 

Does anybody have information about the "on-island" housing? Cost, layout?

Thanks to Deeg: http://www.tustudent...ousing/rentals/

 

 

Anybody have the link to the facebook page for the class of 2017?

Thanks to Deeg and yelenagim: https://m.facebook.com/groups/511167268997833?ref=bookmark

 

 

What is the medical checklist needed before entering the program?

Get them done soon! Specifics should be laid out in the information you received in your interview folder. 

Thanks to Yelena for her input on this: "I needed boosters for varicella and you need two sets of titers, takes about 2 months."

 

 

What scholarships are available?

     The interview packet has a lot of information on this as well as financial aid. Two scholarships I have researched on are the NHSC (National Health Service Corps) and the AirForce's HPSP (Health Professions Scholarship Program). Both programs claim to cover tuition, associated costs, and a monthly stipend between $1500 and $2100 in exchange for service. NHSC requires one year of work as a PA in a medically underserved area for each year they cover you. HPSP requires a minimum three years of work as an AirForce PA, regardless of program length. 

 

     I actually spoke with an AirForce Major (Nathaniel) about the HPSP. Due to Touro’s dual degree program, he is not sure if we quality for this scholarship. I informed him that classes for our PA and Public Health are part of the same program, but separate from each other. As such, the cost for just the PA or PH classes can be readily identified. Nathaniel will get back to me on this matter, but sated that if a Touro applicant was offered the HPSP, it would cover tuition and associated costs for only one program (either PA or PH). I will update here once I hear back from him. Even partial assistant would be greatly appreciated.

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1. I emailed tcweb@touro.edu and they helped me fix the issue.

2. After you receive confirmation of paying your acceptance deposit you should get an email with a link to TUC’s New Student website with all of the requirements and information. The orientation date says TBD but I looked on several different calendars and it looks like it should be August 4th and classes starting the third week of August.

3. Your Response form that came with your acceptance explains background check info. Looks like we will be contacted when they want it (they are paying for it).

4. If you look at the Good Places to Live Between Touro and San Francisco thread on the Touro forum a lot of people have recommendations.

5. http://www.tustudentlife.com/housing/rentals/

6. https://www.facebook...11167268997833/

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I just got my acceptance letter yesterday!! I also have had trouble trying to pay and emailed the same address last night and today and still have not gotten the issue resolved. I am also looking into where to live and am trying to apply for the bridge program which begins before classes start. Look forward to meeting you all and congrats!! I have heard that Benicia is a relatively better place to stay than in Vallejo or on the island. Thanks deeg for the links.

Martha Rea

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1. I emailed tcweb@touro.edu and they helped me fix the issue.

2. After you receive confirmation of paying your acceptance deposit you should get an email with a link to TUC’s New Student website with all of the requirements and information. The orientation date says TBD but I looked on several different calendars and it looks like it should be August 4th and classes starting the third week of August.

3. Your Response form that came with your acceptance explains background check info. Looks like we will be contacted when they want it (they are paying for it).

4. If you look at the Good Places to Live Between Touro and San Francisco thread on the Touro forum a lot of people have recommendations.

5. http://www.tustudentlife.com/housing/rentals/

6. https://www.facebook...11167268997833/

 
 
thanks Deeg

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I just got my acceptance letter yesterday!! I also have had trouble trying to pay and emailed the same address last night and today and still have not gotten the issue resolved. I am also looking into where to live and am trying to apply for the bridge program which begins before classes start. Look forward to meeting you all and congrats!! I have heard that Benicia is a relatively better place to stay than in Vallejo or on the island. Thanks deeg for the links.

Martha Rea

Congratulations Martha. Which part of LA r u from? I used to live in lawndale and redondo. Im considering the bridge program as well. For now im focusing on applying for scholarships. Im especially interested in th federal work scholarship which pays your expenses in return for years of service in underserved areas. Not sure when to apply for it yet, but going over finances this weekend

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Thanks. I am from Pico Rivera but all my life I've lived in Whittier. If you are talking about the NHSC scholarship you better get on it fast because it's due May 15th and there are a lot of things you have to submit. I am applying to it too. It's a great option and hope I can get it. I too and aggressively looking at scholarships and exploring the surrounding areas of Vallejo.

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Thanks. I am from Pico Rivera but all my life I've lived in Whittier. If you are talking about the NHSC scholarship you better get on it fast because it's due May 15th and there are a lot of things you have to submit. I am applying to it too. It's a great option and hope I can get it. I too and aggressively looking at scholarships and exploring the surrounding areas of Vallejo.

 

 

 

Congratulations Martha. Which part of LA r u from? I used to live in lawndale and redondo. Im considering the bridge program as well. For now im focusing on applying for scholarships. Im especially interested in th federal work scholarship which pays your expenses in return for years of service in underserved areas. Not sure when to apply for it yet, but going over finances this weekend

 

I'm looking to apply to the bridge program as well! I'm also from the LA area. I live in Torrance. Pretty close to Whittier! Are you guys using the financial aid packet we received at the interviews to find scholarships? 

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D221, how long did it take the site again to fix the login problem? I emailed them yesterday. Also left voicemail with naisha just in case

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D221, how long did it take the site to fix the login problem? I emailed them yesterday. Also left voicemail with naisha just in case

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D221, how long did it take the site to fix the login problem? I emailed them yesterday. Also left voicemail with naisha just in case

I haven't heard back. I called a support number but they just gave me the number to the office of the registrar, and they're closed. Hopefully we'll hear back tomorrow when they open. 

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Hey Everyone 

 

Congrats too all that have been accepted I see theres a couple from the LA/South Bay area.. thats awesome Im from Lawndale in the South Bay as well. I was accepted some time ago and have already paid the deposit. I too had some issues logging into the system, I just kept trying to Log On and it eventually worked. I dunno if that helps but it worked for me :)

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 I didn't hear back via email, but I checked again and was able to log on and make the payment. 

The website isn't working for me, but Naisha emailed me back. Here's here message:

 

"Please email Mr Steven Davis at steven.davis@tu.edu and he will be able to correct the problem if any"

 

I've sent him a message. I just finished reading the 48 page guide for the NHSC scholarship. Not a lot of time left till it's due (May 15), but hopefully I can get it turned in time. Also planning to browse for apartments next weekend. The listings I've checked out on Mare Island seem reasonable...at least certainly better than prices here in San Jose

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Hey Everyone 

 

Congrats too all that have been accepted I see theres a couple from the LA/South Bay area.. thats awesome Im from Lawndale in the South Bay as well. I was accepted some time ago and have already paid the deposit. I too had some issues logging into the system, I just kept trying to Log On and it eventually worked. I dunno if that helps but it worked for me :)

Congratulations Mayra. I used to live off sombra avenue in Lawndale (next to cvs and mcdonalds). Looks like there's a few people from LA here. Well hopefully we can all meet up before class starts.

 

I'm checking out apartments on mare island next weekend. Are you all planning to live solo or with roommates?

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I didn't hear back via email, but I checked again and was able to log on and make the payment.

 

Thanks Diana. I remember you from our group as well

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I'm from out of state so I'm excited to get to know more about California and the San Fran area!

Where are you coming from Deeg. You'll love Cali. Though I'm sure we'll be pretty busy, there are many great places to visit. Plus we have six flags next to us lol

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Where are you coming from Deeg. You'll love Cali. Though I'm sure we'll be pretty busy, there are many great places to visit. Plus we have six flags next to us lol

 

Mescay - I will be coming from Kansas! My family and I will be taking a two week vacation to do all the sight seeing possible since I will obviously be too busy to take full advantage of it when school starts. It's going to be a big change and I am very excited for this opportunity!

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Hi everyone! Just want to join in and say hi! Can't wait to meet all of you!!!! Does anyone have details yet for physical/immunizations? I only have the list from what was in our interview folder... but am thinking we should be getting a more official notice?

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Hi everyone! Just want to join in and say hi! Can't wait to meet all of you!!!! Does anyone have details yet for physical/immunizations? I only have the list from what was in our interview folder... but am thinking we should be getting a more official notice?

 

You will receive a confirmation that your acceptance deposit was received along with information and this link: http://admissions.tu.edu/newstudentinfo/ 

 

Get your immunizations out of the way as soon as you can! 

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Thanks Diana. I remember you from our group as well

I remember you too, Michael! Hope everything was sorted out. 

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How long did it take for everyone to receive a confirmation for the payment and paperwork? I submitted mine and left a message for Naisha, but haven't heard back. 

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Hi everyone! My name is Yelena I'm also in the class of 2017,congratulations so excited to meet everyone! I'll be coming from Socal area as well.

 

For everyone paying their fees now, I also had the same issue when I was accepted, but Steven Davis resolved it, just follow up with emails. also get on immunization asap, I needed boosters for varicella and you need two sets of titers, takes about 2 months.

 

Does anyone know when/where they are moving to the bay area? What are everyones summer plans prior to starting?

 

If you haven't yet join the FB page for the class. :)

 

https://m.facebook.com/groups/511167268997833?ref=bookmark

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Hi everyone! My name is Yelena I'm also in the class of 2017,congratulations so excited to meet everyone! I'll be coming from Socal area as well.

 

For everyone paying their fees now, I also had the same issue when I was accepted, but Steven Davis resolved it, just follow up with emails. also get on immunization asap, I needed boosters for varicella and you need two sets of titers, takes about 2 months.

 

Does anyone know when/where they are moving to the bay area? What are everyones summer plans prior to starting?

 

If you haven't yet join the FB page for the class. :)

 

https://m.facebook.com/groups/511167268997833?ref=bookmark

 

Hello Yelena! 

 

I requested to join the FB page over a month ago and still haven't been accepted to it. How long did it take for you to get on there? Most people have said a week or so but that hasn't been the case for me. 

 

I'm just really excited to get to know everyone! My name is Lisa by the way :)

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