Walkoffshot Posted December 14, 2011 Share Posted December 14, 2011 Okay, so just a tad bit discouraged. Here I am, a year later from applying/interview/WAITING since last years cycle. At that time I was right out of University with a BSc in Kinesiology. I applied to 2 schools. Appy fell through one because of pre-reqs, and the other I was offered an interview. I did not have any prior "paid HCE" in the past, rather some clinical/athlete care that I felt was valuable... this included an internship at a outpatient rehabilitation center, and student athletic training for 1000+ hours combined. So i was interviewed, and then put on the waitlist. Awesome, fantastic... i couldn't have been happier (or i could have if i was accepted). Needless to say I never made it off. This year. I have ~1500 hrs as a pharm tech (I know this isn't "valuable", but it has been the only option as any other way to get experience is through cert programs, and believe it or not it is difficult to get healthcare jobs in countries other than the US). I have been enrolled in a Phlebotomy program since April.. yes, April. I am not from the US, so unfortunately the programs in my Country take a while. Regardless, I will be certified in a month.. and this was all documented on CASPA. To add on, I have ~100 volunteer hours at a Cancer Clinic in my hometown. The list is greater than this with other qualties and accomplishments, but I want to get to the point. From last years cycle to this years my application has improved quite significantly. Not only that but I have even more dedication, motivation and any other -ation you can think of to be part of this profession. I ABSOLUTELY WANT this, and I there is no doubt in my mind I can get through the program and be a great clinician... and I have the grades/coursework to prove that (3.75 Cum/3.85 Sc with 180 credit hrs and still going). All of this while playing 4 years collegiate sports. I can handle it. I haven't stopped taking coursework since last year, building on recommended/suggested courses. Point is, I haven't stopped, and it takes a toll when there is no positive feedback. I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to be offered an interview to the school I was waitlisted at, and thought how could I not at least get another interview. Well, nothing yet, and it's difficult to imagine getting one. Other than that I applied to 8 other schools; 1 interview (which I was denied), denied interviews at all others except for one that I am still waiting to hear from. There is alot of pressure on me to get in this year, for personal reasons... and because of that, I feel like I am letting myself and others down (it's a bit complicated). I am a personable person, and feel that interviews are not my weak link. I was offered an interview so obviously my narrative wasn't horrid which leads me to think... what happened? I am not trying to complain, nor do I want to get on here looking for a shoulder to cry on. I simply just want to get some feedback to see if maybe I need to change something. Either way, I will keep my nose to the grindstone. Sorry for the long post. Had to get it off my chest :;DD: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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