Jump to content

Recommended Posts

For those who are concerned or unclear with the provisional accreditation status (like I was initially haha), I spoke with the Dean of the program for more clarification and she reassured me that you will be able to sit for the PANCE. If the pass rates are low for the PANCE, the accreditors will ask the program to develop a remediation plan to address the low pass scores. Personally, I think the program is structured very well for students to be successful and there is a strong emphasis on PANCE preparation integrated into the curriculum (at least that was my impression during the interview).

 

Anyways, I figured it was important to share this information because I myself was unfamiliar with provisional accreditation. Also, I plan on attending the program (was accepted early December) so I look forward to meeting future classmates! Best of luck to everyone! :) 

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For those who are concerned or unclear with the provisional accreditation status (like I was initially haha), I spoke with the Dean of the program for more clarification and she reassured me that you will be able to sit for the PANCE. If the pass rates are low for the PANCE, the accreditors will ask the program to develop a remediation plan to address the low pass scores. Personally, I think the program is structured very well for students to be successful and there is a strong emphasis on PANCE preparation integrated into the curriculum (at least that was my impression during the interview).

 

Anyways, I figured it was important to share this information because I myself was unfamiliar with provisional accreditation. Also, I plan on attending the program (was accepted early December) so I look forward to meeting future classmates! Best of luck to everyone! :) 

Thank you, this is very helpful! I didn't apply here this year because I was concerned about their accreditation status. However, if I'm not accepted into a program this year, I will definitely be applying here next year. Seems like a wonderful program! And in a great location too...

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What does IV waitlist mean? Like there is a I, II, and III waitlist?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What does IV waitlist mean? Like there is a I, II, and III waitlist?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

I think she meant the waitlist to interview list? I just got that email this morning too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for the confusion you guys. I'll try to copy the exact text from the email I got this morning.

 

"Thank you for your interest in attending the School of Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University.

 

After review of your application, the Admissions Committee has decided to place you on the "Wait List" for an interview.The competition was intense and we found ourselves unable to offer an invitation for an interview to all strong applicants.

 

We will notify you if there is a change in your status. Please do not contact the admissions office about your position on the list as we cannot disclose how many applicants are on the Alternate list and your position."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, I checked out last year's forum. It looks like they did call in a couple of people that they wait listed for an interview. So.. There's still hope for next month.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What does IV waitlist mean? Like there is a I, II, and III waitlist?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

How did you find out about the rank of the waitlist !? Did they tell you in an email or did you call?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got placed on their IV wait list. Does anyone know how this works or how many people are on it?

 

 

What is "IV" waitlist ? Is that Roman numeral 4 or just short for interview ??

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BiologyPrePA - I meant interview. Sorry, where I work, I got into the habit of writing in shorthand.

Oh awesome !!! Thanks I was like freaking out lol! Thanks for the info !!!!

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Received & accepted an interview invitation for January 16!

Congrats and good luck!!!!

 

I got the email about the interview waitlist as well....Hopefully more students already got into their first choice schools and do not need this interview. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was waitlised for an interview as well....sounds like it's all about luck. Does anyone know if they send out rejection emails or does everyone get a waitlist for an interview?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So there are 7 of us on it (so far)? I'm hoping that the waitlist is about 20 people deep. Wish we knew the rank :/ but good luck everyone! Have any of you interviewed or been accepted elsewhere?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@ElleArginine, I loved MBKU, but unfortunately had to make the difficult decision of declining my acceptance offer due to an acceptance at another program. I hope this frees up a spot for someone else! Good luck to everyone, and happy holidays :)

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So there are 7 of us on it (so far)? I'm hoping that the waitlist is about 20 people deep. Wish we knew the rank :/ but good luck everyone! Have any of you interviewed or been accepted elsewhere?

I have been waitlisted at another school for an interview....I haven't interviewed anywhere else, and am still waiting to hear from a few more schools. How about you??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



  • Similar Content

    • By avanilla10
      Hi! So post grad life has changed my career plans from being a Doctor to a PA and honestly it's such a liberating feeling of not having to deal with the MCAT and residency. On the other hand, I don't know what my next steps should be since I made this decision very recently.
      Is there a specific program in the military (AF/Navy/Reserves?) where I can enter as an officer (I have a bachelor's in psychology and minor in sociology), get experience working in the hospital (in the pediatric ward if possible), then apply to PA school using those accrued hours as direct patient contact? And the number of X years I have to do in order to be able to get out of the military to pursue PA training?
      I would apply to PA school except I'm short on my PA pre-reqs since I've been doing pre-med pre-reqs all of undergrad, plus I didn't really get out there to work in a paid position that involves direct patient contact....and I haven't taken the GRE to boot. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but will my PA schooling, housing, etc be paid only if I get into a PA program prior to starting? Or is that a whole different program entirely dedicated for med and dental students?
      I know there's a lot to unpack here but if anyone could help me on how I should go about this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
    • By euttikur
      Hello there! My name is Evelyn Uttikur and I am currently a pre-PA student that resides in Queens. I have volunteered at a local hospital, however, I would greatly appreciate if there are any PAs that are willing to let me shadow them and to impart any advice or wisdom necessary.
      Please email me at evelynuttikur@gmail.com when you get the chance. Thank you! 
    • By EddyG
      I am a pre-pa student looking for any shadowing opportunities in Las Vegas! Any field/specialization is good, I have some experience shadowing medical students in a family clinic, but that's it as far as shadowing goes. My schedule is flexible and I'll do my best to accommodate to your time/availability.
    • By hmtpnw
      Last week I got my first official application decision of the cycle. Opening the email, I scanned the words frantically until I found the sentence I was fearing the most. It read, “I regret to inform you of the program’s decision not to pursue your application further.” These words translate much more simply to “rejection.”
      For a moment I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I knew that I would be receiving rejections throughout the cycle, but had hoped and prayed it wouldn’t be from this school. Not only was this program one of my top choices, but it is also the only school in my home city. The realization that I would not have the opportunity to interview hit me like a ton of bricks. With GPAs well above the program’s average and my state residency giving me a leg up over other applicants, I felt that I would likely secure an interview. I was wrong.
      After the news, I began to question my application strategy entirely. I chose to apply more intentionally to a handful of carefully selected programs landing on the lower side of things - 6. As the September 1st deadline for many programs was only a few days away I sent my GRE scores off to an additional school that I was going back and forth on, hoping that they would arrive on time. I was relieved to have everything complete with one other program, but I still questioned if 7 would be enough to land me an acceptance or even an interview.
      At this point I was doubting myself, my personal statement, my clinical experiences… everything. I wondered if there were red flags in my application or if I said the wrong things in the answers to the supplemental questions. I tried to stay optimistic, but I was disappointed and feeling insecure. My first rejection was certainly humbling, planting seeds of doubt that were becoming overwhelming.
      And then I saw it. I was eating my lunch and scanning my email when I suddenly read “Invitation to Interview” in the subject line of an email from my top choice. My heart started racing and my palms were sweating. After seeing the date provided, only 3.5 weeks away, I could barely focus enough to read about the interview details. I was ecstatic. Their initial email contained a typo and in a follow up email with a correction the admissions director revealed that I was the very first applicant to be offered an interview. I couldn’t believe it. This school was my reach, and I certainly wasn’t counting on being offered an interview, let alone the first one. I was over the moon.
      Here I am now, in the midst of the cycle with one interview scheduled and one rejection. Things are still up in the air, but I feel that I am at least back in the game. The ups and downs of this roller coaster ride will continue, and I couldn't be happier. Thus far, this process has been unpredictable. Although I have heard this repeated many times here by those wiser than myself, this experience has definitely shown me that there is no such thing as a sure thing when applying to PA school. Don’t be so quick to count yourself in, but also don’t count yourself out.
    • By Kavitar27
      Can PA's do a residency in another country? And would they be able to practice their certification in that country, should they decide to move to that country??
       
×

Important Information

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