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I'm still waiting to hear about requirements myself. I'm a Family Medicine resident physician at McLeod Health and one of the reasons I ranked my local program first is that I was excited to be on the ground level of a developing program as a preceptor, guest lecturer etc. I know they've hired a program director and the proposed medical director has a good reputation as director of clinical education for AHEC for quite some time.

Unfortunately I don't know anything about curriculum or prereqs yet. I think it's looking like it will be a fairly traditional program feeding from their undergrad science majors. I have not been able to find out anything about HCE requirements, cost, etc.

I can tell you that our hospital system is outstanding and there is a very strong community health network very close by. Anywhere within a 10-mile radius of Florence is rural/underserved. The Pee Dee has been horribly underserved for a long time and there is a great need for more homegrown PAs and physicians alike. They're graduating their first FNP class soon (not sure I'm impressed with them at all yet...stay tuned).

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Talked with the new PD a couple weeks ago. I like him. He set up the new PA program in Saudi Arabia and has taught at programs in Pittsburgh and I think at Methodist in Charlotte.

At this time he's still doing everything himself. Hasn't gotten green light to hire faculty and staff yet. That concerns me a bit. It was right before spring semester started though so I imagine he will have more info soon.

 

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Funny I got an email from someone this week asking me to help them get started. As far as I know they haven't even hired faculty yet so it's difficult for me to imagine they will be up and running by August of 2016...but stay tuned

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Yes, I have an interview scheduled on September 25th. 

Were you asked to complete a background check for the interview on the 25th?

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How did they contact you about the interview? 

I submitted my application the last week in August. I hope that wasn't too late!! When I asked about the process she said the earliest i could interview would be in October. The first set of interviews will be the end of this month. So that will be the one on Sept 25! Good luck guys.

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How did they contact you about the interview? 

I submitted my application the last week in August. I hope that wasn't too late!! When I asked about the process she said the earliest i could interview would be in October. The first set of interviews will be the end of this month. So that will be the one on Sept 25! Good luck guys.

I received a phone call from the admissions office. After I confirmed that I'd be able to attend, I received an email with details. Good luck! 

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For those of you who have already applied, did the admissions people contact you to let you know that they received your GRE scores, supplemental applications, fees, etc.?

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They didn't contact me to verify that information had been received. I just received the call inviting me to interview. 

Congrats! When did you send your supplemental in?

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Wait listing in October? ! Sheesh. Good luck.

If it makes you feel better, in 1997 my initial application to PA school was rejected. Less than a month later I received an invitation to interview. The week after that I found out I got in :)

 

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