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2017-2018 Yale University - PA Online Application Thread

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I will be applying! Despite the negative things people have to say about Yale pursuing this, I actually think it sounds like it has awesome potential and I hope I get accepted.

 

 

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I applied! I talked the concept over with a few physicians and most seemed to think that an online didactic component was feasible, and definitely novel. I can't move, so the opportunity to learn medicine from such a reputable school was something I couldn't pass up. I'm thinking this is my first choice.

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Interviews are not required by every applicant. I am sure they will let you know if one is required. I was told that a decision will be made approximately 3 weeks after an application is deemed complete. I submitted my application about a month ago, I am just waiting on my official GRE scores to arrive. 

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You mean the failed attempt at accreditation prior? The failed attempt was not due to any other reason than a technicality in the waiting period between increases the class size. Now that the program is considered a "separate but equal" education, they should not run into this problem. Look out folks, its the future of education. Look at the Nurse Practitioner model that is being taught at top universities such as Duke and Vanderbilt. 

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The program is separate. Whether it is inferior, equal, or superior remains to be seen. The fact that interviews are not required for all applicants under consideration is concerning, to me atleast.

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You mean the failed attempt at accreditation prior? The failed attempt was not due to any other reason than a technicality in the waiting period between increases the class size. Now that the program is considered a "separate but equal" education, they should not run into this problem. Look out folks, its the future of education. Look at the Nurse Practitioner model that is being taught at top universities such as Duke and Vanderbilt. 

Don't compare apples to oranges, nurse practitioner model based on nursing model--8-12 hours of clinical training etc.  Word is that the Dean of the YSM said medicine can't be taught online--if not good enough for MDs is it good enough for PAs?  Do we need an online program with >210 PA programs existing now and no real end in sight to this expansion? Was there a needs assessment done by the YSM/PA program at Yale?  Me thinks the only thing assessed was how much EGOs needed to be stroked....

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I have applied and this is my top choice. I submitted my application back in January. Hoping to hear something soon.

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How long did it take for your GRE scores to make it to them? I submitted my GRE scores through ETS last Tuesday and they haven't received them yet.

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How long did it take for your GRE scores to make it to them? I submitted my GRE scores through ETS last Tuesday and they haven't received them yet.

I recall it being fairly instant. No longer than 24 hours. I did the electronic submission.

 

 

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Have you heard back at all with regard to an admissions decision?

Not yet. They said they are waiting on a few things with accreditation before they start making decisions. Which I appreciate.

 

 

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Many medical schools tape their lectures.  A large percentage of students only go to lab and watch the lectures on their own time (at 2-3x speed no less).  

 

See this thread:  https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/how-are-so-many-medical-school-students-able-to-skip-lecture-and-do-well.1100446/

 

I have friends who attended the local medical school (a top 10 school) and they all said the same.  They read the texts, attend the labs, and listened to the lectures as quickly as possible to make sure nothing was covered in lecture that they didn't read in the book.

 

Online instruction is the future.  PA schools are playing catch up here.  Watching/listening (to) your professor lecture at home is no different than sitting in class except that it's more convenient.

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Many medical schools tape their lectures. A large percentage of students only go to lab and watch the lectures on their own time (at 2-3x speed no less).

 

See this thread: https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/how-are-so-many-medical-school-students-able-to-skip-lecture-and-do-well.1100446/

 

I have friends who attended the local medical school (a top 10 school) and they all said the same. They read the texts, attend the labs, and listened to the lectures as quickly as possible to make sure nothing was covered in lecture that they didn't read in the book.

 

Online instruction is the future. PA schools are playing catch up here. Watching/listening (to) your professor lecture at home is no different than sitting in class except that it's more convenient.

 

A few of my attending physicians have said the same thing. Looking at online education as anything other than advantageous is nothing more than ignorance and fear of change. Plus, I think that the weekly clinical hours built in to the first year supersedes any posible negatives of attending school online.

 

 

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Wow, they said they are waiting on accreditation before they offer any acceptances? They wont get their decision from ARC-PA regarding accreditation until September. If that's the case, we aren't going to hear back for a while. 

 

I am hoping the limited states will help me have an edge with the application pool. I can imagine how popular this program has the potential of being if the first class goes very smoothly. 

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Wow, they said they are waiting on accreditation before they offer any acceptances? They wont get their decision from ARC-PA regarding accreditation until September. If that's the case, we aren't going to hear back for a while.

No, they aren't waiting for accreditation. They have like certain steps in the accreditation process they have to complete by a certain deadline. So they are ensuring they meet those deadlines before they review applications.

 

 

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I spoke with Kevin today. He said that they have a visit by the accrediting body early next week and will be sending applications over for review by the end of next week! I really hope to hear something soon as I have other interviews coming up.

 

 

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Did anyone have problems with your GRE scores taking a LONGGGG time to show up on Yale's end? I sent my scores May 24th and Yale has yet to receive them. I used the 0028 ID#???

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