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I got an acceptance phone call yesterday as well. :D I haven't got the official email to submit my deposit yet but I'm assuming it will come next week.

I received my invite today for July 7 & 8! I didn't think I'd receive one because I applied so early but was not included in the first round of invites sent out!

I was also accepted yesterday from the first interview group! VTgrad, I did receive that email as well. I was told on the phone that I would receive an email but could not hear very well because I wa

According to the forum from last cycle it seems interviews are June through August. Some took place in September, but seats were filled by then so those interviews were for wait list seats. South notified interviewees ahead of time about that (which was very courteous!)

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I plan on applying to South University soon but my GRE score is pretty low. I know their website mentioned that 50th percentile & above is favored. Does anyone know if anyone with scores below the 50th percentile have been accepted?

My stats:
GRE 149V, 149Q, 3.5W (most recent) // 147V, 150Q, 4.0W
cGPA 3.97, sGPA 3.95
HCE: 870+ hours as Medical Assistant // 300 hours as Surgical Assistant
Research: 400 Hours (organometallic chemistry)
Shadowing: 40 hours (Surgical PA, FP PA) // 11 hours (Cardiac Surgeon, FP MD)
2/4 Strong LORs, 2/4 Decent LOR
 

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Hello everyone. My application is submitted, just waiting for transcripts to arrive so it can be verified. South is my number one choice and I'm seriously praying for at least an interview. My stats are pretty low... No HCE, below average cGPA and below recommended sGPA. But, I just finished a year of grad school in biomedical science while working full time as a GSA teaching undergraduate A&P labs. I'm hoping that combined with a solid statement and LOR's will give them the "whole person" picture they're looking for... Crossing my fingers! Also have about 30 hrs shadowing a PA in neurosurgery.

 

 

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Cum GPA: 3.16

Science GPA: 2.96 (still pending three classes) 

GRE: Quantitative - 152, Verbal - 153, Writing - 5.0

HCE: 2250+ hours as Chief Medical Scribe at two rural emergency rooms in addition to volunteering on the surgical floor of a hospital

Research: presented my research project, "How Healthcare Providers Can Benefit From Understanding Business," as an undergraduate (major: heathcare management, minor: Spanish) 

Shadowing: 120 hours (60 with PAs, 60 with physicians)

Volunteer: 3600+ hours

Personal Statement: obviously this is subjective, but I feel that this is the strongest part of my application

LOR: one from MD, one from my supervising medical scribe, and one from my volunteer work. strongest = MD

 

Additional Distinguishing Factors: Hispanic, first generation college student, finished college in three years, comissioning in the United States Navy as a medical officer upon acceptance to graduate school

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Cum GPA: 3.5

Science GPA: 3.56

GRE: Q-155 V- 152 Writing- 4.0

HCE: 308 hours (medical records, nutrition assistant)

Patient care experience: 1062 hours (Dietetic Intern at a general hospital, cancer hospital, community programs, home health        companies, ICU settings)

Shadowing: 50 hours (MD and PA)

Research: 950 hours- clinical trials (Presented research at top nutrition conferences, published in journals)

Letters of Rec: PA, MD, PhD RD/LDN

 

*I'm almost done with my Master's degree. 

*I will be a dietitian in 2 months. 

*I was verified May 20

 

Good Luck to Everyone!!!

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Anyone apply to South with outstanding prereqs?  It seems (from talking with them) they only offer waitlist status to those with outstanding courses?  Is that right? I am applying but have three weeks left in my spring organic, and a summer course. :((

 

@karebear12892- you have three outstanding courses?

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I plan on applying to South University soon but my GRE score is pretty low. I know their website mentioned that 50th percentile & above is favored. Does anyone know if anyone with scores below the 50th percentile have been accepted?

 

My stats:

GRE 149V, 149Q, 3.5W (most recent) // 147V, 150Q, 4.0W

cGPA 3.97, sGPA 3.95

HCE: 870+ hours as Medical Assistant // 300 hours as Surgical Assistant

Research: 400 Hours (organometallic chemistry)

Shadowing: 40 hours (Surgical PA, FP PA) // 11 hours (Cardiac Surgeon, FP MD)

2/4 Strong LORs, 2/4 Decent LOR

 

I am a current student. I had below 50% GRE. Just be able to rationalize why.

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I applied to South the other day! 

 

cGPA: 3.64

sGPA: 4.0

GRE: 155V 157Q 4.0W

HCE: 1,400 as a Nurse Tech on an Orthopedic floor in the hospital

Shadowing: 24 (not a whole lot)

Volunteering: 100+ hospital, 100+ orphanage overseas 

Other: Chemistry tutor at my university for a year

Strong LOR and Personal statement. 

 

I'm a bit non-tradition since I got my undergrad in a non-science major but I hope that my post-bacc prereqs will show that I am serious and committed to this career choice. 

 

Good luck everyone!!

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I received an email from south u today that my application was received and is being reviewed... Does anyone know what their timeline is for reviewing applications and notifying applicants whether or not they've been invited for an interview?

 

Just skimmed through last year's application thread - looks like they were inviting applicants for interviews in June of last year, so those of us who applied early should be hearing back very soon! 

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I hope you're right! I'm trying to make a backup plan in case I don't get in, so I just want to know one way or another. If I'm not accepted I'm planning on doing CNA training this summer and reapplying next year with a good amount of HCE. I'm so nervous!

 

 

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Oops I mean June 30th :3

 

Sure thing,

I'm 21

Graduated two months ago in B.S biology

Overall GPA: 3.69 science GPA: 3.61 (according to CASPA)

A little over 2000 hours volunteering as a vital sign taker

50 hours volunteering in testing glucose/cholesterol levels at a clinic

300 hours volunteering at a hospital

6 hours volunteer as a Spanish translator at a health fair

150 hours shadowing

300 and counting hours as a medical assistant

GRE: verbal 149 Q: 155 writing 3.5

Uhhh I think that's about it.

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