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UNTHSC 2016-2017 Admissions Cycle

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Well, I figured I would start one up for this program! I wish everyone luck on the upcoming cycle, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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UNT finally got all of my materials in so it's basically a waiting game

 

 

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Just gonna throw this out there-- why did y'all choose to apply here? I'm from Texas (yay in-state tuition!), and it would be closer to home than most, Fort Worth is awesome, and I love the osteopathic emphasis. I think it would be a great opportunity to take classes with med students--could help us understand our colleagues better in the future (this is hear-say, couldn't verify on the website), and great PANCE pass statistics. I plan on attending the information webinar this coming Tuesday, so I'm going to confirm that. Anyways, this school is my top choice. I've always wanted to explore medicine from an osteopathic approach. Why did y'all apply? What aspects of the program appeal to you? My only complaint about the program is how long it is, but as long as I'm prepared for the PANCE and learn how to be an effective PA, I'm happy. What do y'all think?

 

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I think you summed up why I'm applying for this program as well.

 

I have an oncology and genetics background and so the osteopathic approach would essentially allow myself to become more personable to the patients I would interact with.

 

Sadly it is a long program but considering it's in Texas, I could care less how long the program takes.

 

Living in/near Dallas was the biggest attraction for me - I hope to see that the school has a primary care emphasis because that's the field I want to work in

 

 

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I think you summed up why I'm applying for this program as well.

 

I have an oncology and genetics background and so the osteopathic approach would essentially allow myself to become more personable to the patients I would interact with.

 

Sadly it is a long program but considering it's in Texas, I could care less how long the program takes.

 

Living in/near Dallas was the biggest attraction for me - I hope to see that the school has a primary care emphasis because that's the field I want to work in

 

 

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Osteopathic pathway as a method of becoming more connected to patients, that's a really good point. Touching! I appreciate that, I also value physical contact as a means of establishing a good patient-practitioner relationship (on a totally professional level!). I suppose you wouldn't get as much of that if you weren't implementing osteopathic practices. Thanks for sharing.

 

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In my opinion, to say that DOs are more "personable" is really not a fair representation. I work in an ED with DOs and MDs and from my experience the title does not dictate what kind of physician you are. We have many extraordinary MDs that go out of their way for patients, and some less than stellar DOs who don't care that much, and vice versa. So just a little food for thought. I am more holistic so I'm totally down for the osteopath view of medicine. Just know that it has nothing to do with how much you "care" about people. Its just a mentality of how you medically problem solve to treat patients. 

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I don't think anybody said or meant that the title of the Doctor dictates how much someone "cares" about their patients.

 

All I was referring to was the training. I'm sure many MDs care about their patients, but in my opinion, it's the training for osteopathic medicine that provides that sense of personal touch.

 

 

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I know a few PA-S at UNTHSC and they're fantastic. They know more and do more in their second year than the OS-2s (quote from an OS-2.)

 

Another way to view the length of the program: there's more time for clinicals and the curriculum won't be as condensed.

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Confirming: the webinar confirmed that UNT offers interprofessional classes during your didactic year--taking the classes with medical students, physical therapy students, respiratory therapists. Also, she mentioned that they also do projects outside of the classroom that include many specialties, so you get experience working with multiple professions. She also mentioned that there are various extracurricular clubs that are multi-specialty. Woohoo! At least that is a perk to me.

 

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Anybody the exact start date of this Program (Day of the Program orientation works too)?

 

 

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Already? That was pretty quick... I'm kinda worried I don't have enough going for me to get into PA school this year... Still hoping to get an interview though

 

 

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Already? That was pretty quick... I'm kinda worried I don't have enough going for me to get into PA school this year... Still hoping to get an interview though

 

 

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I'm right there with you pdbhakta. But if you haven't heard from UNTHSC yet maybe that's a good thing. Good luck!

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Also just got my rejection via email

 

May I also ask what your stats are? Mine are pretty low (3.2 cum) and Im a TX resident. Haven't applied yet but I have a feeling I might be rejected...

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May I also ask what your stats are? Mine are pretty low (3.2 cum) and Im a TX resident. Haven't applied yet but I have a feeling I might be rejected...

3.8 cum and 3.6 science and just over 2000 hours as a cna. However, no letter from a PA and limited shadowing experience with an NP. I'm not a texas resident

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9000 hours of HCE as an LVN and CNA. 100 volunteer hours . Letter from PA . MD. And nursing school instructor. 3.3 gpa I think ? For science 3.6 cumulative . Deans list every semester. Who's who award. 100 shadowing hours. Texas resident 2 associate degrees in addition to my bachelors .

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9000 hours of HCE as an LVN and CNA. 100 volunteer hours . Letter from PA . MD. And nursing school instructor. 3.3 gpa I think ? For science 3.6 cumulative . Deans list every semester. Who's who award. 100 shadowing hours. Texas resident 2 associate degrees in addition to my bachelors .

 

Wow, you sound like an awesome candidate. I wonder why you got rejected... with no interview?

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Just because you were denied at one school does not mean you will be denied at all others you applied to. Y'all hang in there.

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If I may squeeze in here for a sec....

 

I graduated from here many years ago- and while things may have changed since then, back when I went to UNT there was no osteopathic component to the program. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is a very controversial topic when it comes to PAs- in fact, I've never met or even heard of a PA who works or does OMM with a DO. While yes, we interacted with the DO students, we're not taking OMM classes with them.

 

As far as the more general "osteopathic approach"- understand that all PA programs have a didactic program that follows the guidelines set forth by the ARC-PA- no matter what type of program it is or where it's located. So unless UNT has added an OMM class to their core PA curriculum- and I highly doubt that's the case- there is nothing about the UNT program that is "osteopathic". But it's still a great program.

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If I may squeeze in here for a sec....

 

I graduated from here many years ago- and while things may have changed since then, back when I went to UNT there was no osteopathic component to the program. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is a very controversial topic when it comes to PAs- in fact, I've never met or even heard of a PA who works or does OMM with a DO. While yes, we interacted with the DO students, we're not taking OMM classes with them.

 

As far as the more general "osteopathic approach"- understand that all PA programs have a didactic program that follows the guidelines set forth by the ARC-PA- no matter what type of program it is or where it's located. So unless UNT has added an OMM class to their core PA curriculum- and I highly doubt that's the case- there is nothing about the UNT program that is "osteopathic". But it's still a great program.

Thanks for the info! Good to know.
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The cumulative GPA of the admitted class of 2019 is 3.77 and the science GPA is 3.73, just to give you an idea of who they admitted. Last I checked they have not uploaded the curriculum for class of 2019 but I don't believe there is an OMM class.

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This is my second time applying to this school. Last year I waited very very very late in the game to apply so I am praying for better luck this time because I had everything verified and submitted by 6/29 this time. Last year I never received a rejection letter, and finally emailed them. They responded and said they sent me a rejection letter like 2 months prior to me emailing that somehow was never delivered to me. I know some have already received rejection letters this cycle but has anyone received an interview invite yet? I'm super paranoid I wont get my email either way just like last year.

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This is my second time applying to this school. Last year I waited very very very late in the game to apply so I am praying for better luck this time because I had everything verified and submitted by 6/29 this time. Last year I never received a rejection letter, and finally emailed them. They responded and said they sent me a rejection letter like 2 months prior to me emailing that somehow was never delivered to me. I know some have already received rejection letters this cycle but has anyone received an interview invite yet? I'm super paranoid I wont get my email either way just like last year.

I haven't heard any word of anyone getting an invitation to interview yet. I thought it was strange we hadn't heard anything yet (based on the past few cycles), but just attributed it to volume of applications. I'm hoping we will hear something by the end of this week, but maybe it will take longer, who knows?

Let's hope the technical difficulties was just a rare mistake!

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I emailed and asked about interviews. They just started sending them out this week.

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I emailed and asked about interviews. They just started sending them out this week.

Awesome, looks like we will start hearing something soon. I'm surprised no one has said anything about getting an interview on this thread, unless they're keeping it a secret! Haha, but really, thanks for sharing.
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I got offered an interview on 7/26 for 9/24!

 

Any way you are willing to post your stats??  Also are you a male?

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The cumulative GPA of the admitted class of 2019 is 3.77 and the science GPA is 3.73, just to give you an idea of who they admitted. Last I checked they have not uploaded the curriculum for class of 2019 but I don't believe there is an OMM class.

 

I am in the class of 2019 and there are no OMM classes in our curriculum. 

 

Good luck everyone!

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Woah, just got an invitation to interview for September 24th via emai! Surprising, I thought they were done inviting for the first round of interviews. Anybody get anything today? Hurray!!

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I applied to UNT also. Received email with completion in July but still no word. I emailed them on Monday and No reply. Has anyone else attempted to email or will they tell you over the phone your status? Good Luck to everyone. 

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