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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Into Physician Assistant School, Fourth Edition

Thanks @Laur_ek! I interviewed Nov. 6th at 7:45am and received the acceptance phone call on Nov. 19th. I actually missed the call originally. She left a voicemail saying she was calling in regards to my interview and then gave me a call back number. And then when I called back she offered me a spot :)

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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! :) 

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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...

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What does IV waitlist mean? Like there is a I, II, and III waitlist? [emoji43]

 

 

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What does IV waitlist mean? Like there is a I, II, and III waitlist? [emoji43]

 

 

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

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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."

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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.

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I'm on the "wait list" too. Did anyone get a rejection? Or do they not send those out until later?

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What does IV waitlist mean? Like there is a I, II, and III waitlist? [emoji43]

 

 

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

 

 

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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 ??

 

 

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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 !!!!

 

 

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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. 

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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?

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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?

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@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 :)

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