Jump to content

2015-2016 Duke University Application Thread


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 409
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Just been accepted!!

Don't get so worried about stats! I see so many posts like this on the forum.  Duke especially looks at the applicant as a WHOLE.  Stats mean nothing if your personal statement/recommendations were re

Finally am under review... !!

I interviewed with a great group of people on Jan. 13. I'm hoping those folks will post here if they receive an offer of admission. It would be such an honor to receive an offer of admission & each of the applicants seemed deserving of a seat in the class of 2018!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey all!

 

Im interviewing tomorrow 1/28 (which might be the last interview judging by the posts?!) Would anyone be interested in grabbing coffee/tea/whatever tonight? Ive found in past interviews that having a familiar face around on interview day goes a long way! Let me know.

 

Alice

Link to post
Share on other sites

Jmarks31 - glad the summary was helpful! I know interview days can be so anxiety inducing. It's best to just try to calm down and be yourself as much as you can. Knowing what you're walking into helps you feel calmer, I think.

 

-and-

 

haimusc - congratulations! Please join the Facebook page for more updates etc

Link to post
Share on other sites

I finally received an email today about my admissions decision! I've been waitlisted, but they apparently tell you your ranking and I'm in the top 10. Does anyone know if the waitlist is utilized much?

Hi MichiganPA3, I got my acceptance letter to Duke on Monday.  I can tell you though that I may be giving up my spot to attend UT Southwestern in Dallas.  Haven't made my final decision quite yet as it would be hard to pass up Duke.  But considering I am a Texas resident and plan on practicing in Texas when I graduate.  I imagine there are at least a couple people like me trying to figure out which school to choose.

Link to post
Share on other sites

@Patrickbaylor thanks for the input! I figure there are a few people making similar decisions to stay closer to home/go to a cheaper school, but as you said, it's hard to pass up Duke. At least I have a spot for me somewhere else if this does not work out. Good luck with whichever you decide to do!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi MichiganPA3, I got my acceptance letter to Duke on Monday. I can tell you though that I may be giving up my spot to attend UT Southwestern in Dallas. Haven't made my final decision quite yet as it would be hard to pass up Duke. But considering I am a Texas resident and plan on practicing in Texas when I graduate. I imagine there are at least a couple people like me trying to figure out which school to choose.

Hey! I was also accepted to Duke and was in a very similar situation. I live in FL and want to stay in FL to practice. I shadowed various PAs who attended my in state school that I was also accepted to (UF). It was cheaper and I could do rotations in my home city (rotations = job connections). I decided to give up my seat at Duke to attend a reputable cheaper in state school. If UF wasn't such a strong program (lets say Barry Vs Duke) then things would have been different. Mainly since I wanted to practice in FL then UF made more sense. Going to Duke would be about the name solely. It was not an easy decision but I chose the most logical way. In the end scheme of things Duke would have costed over 60 k more in a standard 10 year repayment plan. That's a lot of money.

 

At the end of the day, PA school is PA school anywhere. Employers do not care where you went to school. What they do care about is if you passed your boards. The Duke student will not be paid more than the UF student.

 

Hope this helps!

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • By aksidoti
      Hi everyone! I knew that Duke's supplemental application would be a beast, but I was just curious if anyone had experience with the patient care and shadowing tabs? Here is what I am struggling with: 
      - PATIENT CARE: can the description be the same as on my CASPA? And what exactly should I be putting for the agreeable and disagreeable aspects of my responsibilities? 
      - Shadowing: can I put the same descriptions as my CASPA? 
      Thanks guys! Best of luck to everyone!
    • By MissPrePAJess
      Hi PAs as Pre-PAs: I am fortunate enough to say that I have a choice of PA programs to choose from- Emory and Duke. I have visited both schools during the interview, and both are impressive. I’ll be moving with my husband, who will need to find a job wherever we end up, and it seems like Atlanta may have more opportunities for jobs in his field (landscape architecture). I’m thrilled but a bit stumped as to which to choose. I’d sincerely appreciate some insight from those that are familiar with the programs. What would be on your pro and con list? Thank you!
    • By Paperbae
      Hello!
      As I come closer to making some tough decisions regarding programs, I am hoping to gather information and opinions from current students from the above programs or perhaps students who have interviewed at a combination of the above programs. More specifically, I am wanting to know if any students, interviewees, or alumni would be willing to share their personal experiences regarding 1) best and strongest aspects of the program 2) aspects that could be improved upon 3) level of support from faculty/program resources and 4) anything you were surprised about after matriculating into the program. I’d also like to know about any goofy things (location, parking, student perks) that you’d consider a plus or minus about the program. 
      I have interviewed and been accepted into two of these programs and interview at the third fairly soon. I really love each for different reasons...proximity to spouse, culture of the area, resources, etc., but find that having interviewed with so many programs back-to-back, I wish I would have conversed with current students during the interview day more extensively (interview and travel fatigue... 😶)
      Anyhow, I would appreciate any and all comments. 
      Thanks! 
    • By GratefulPA29
      Recent applicant accepted to multiple NC schools. Wondering if it is worthwhile to attend some of the private, high-ranked schools or if it makes more sense to favor in-state tuition, especially with sights set on primary care? 
      Schools I applied to: Duke, Wake, Campbell, UNC, ECU
      Would appreciate insight into any of the above programs, and whether the private schools really do give you a leg up!
      Thank you!
    • By Jdabrowski
      I know it is early in the cycle, but I figured I would start a thread! Who else is applying? I am hoping to submit by end of next week!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Forum! This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More