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Hello All,

 

Wanted to go ahead and start the thread for UW's 2017/2018 application cycle. 

 

Here's a place to enter all questions and comments having to do with CASPA, interviews, etc. 

 

I am interested to know:

-Which program are you going for and why?

-How many of you are second time applicants?

-If you don't mind sharing, what are some of your stats?

 

Thanks! And good luck to all applicants!

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Thank you  Rosiepoo for starting the cycle. Could you give your stats as well? 

Am a first time applicant. This would be my first pick if i get in mainly because i live in Madison.

 

Thank you and good luck!

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hey guys,

just sent in my application and waiting for it to get verified.

GRE: Verbal: 150 (47%), Quant: 153 (51%), Writing: 5 (93%)

GPA: 3.94

Patient care hours: 2300

 

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Hey guys,

Just wondering what topic you guys discussed for this essay question: All applicants are encouraged to provide an essay offering personal information not found elsewhere in the application.

It's so open ended and I'm sort of lost.. 

This is the only thing holding me back before I can submit to UW-Madison!

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On 7/2/2017 at 9:56 PM, WisconsinPA said:

Hey guys,

Just wondering what topic you guys discussed for this essay question: All applicants are encouraged to provide an essay offering personal information not found elsewhere in the application.

It's so open ended and I'm sort of lost.. 

This is the only thing holding me back before I can submit to UW-Madison!

So for this essay I struggled a bit, I decided to write a short essay about what my future professional goals are, and some aspects that make me a unique candidate. I am from a rural area, and I hope to practice in a rural area in the future so I talked about that. Pretty generic.. But if you have any life changing events or anything that could make you stand out I would put it in this essay! :)

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Hello everyone!

I'm interested in the MPH/PA option at UW.  Does anyone know statistics or general consensus of the chances of getting in to the on campus track versus the MPH/PA track?  I will be submitting by the end of next week hopefully.

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I submitted my CASPA to this program a few days ago but have not received any sort of confirmation from Wisconsin-Madison. I did, however, get the confirmation email from CASPA.  Did everyone get confirmation from the school and if so, when?

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19 hours ago, Namelessrd said:

I submitted my CASPA to this program a few days ago but have not received any sort of confirmation from Wisconsin-Madison. I did, however, get the confirmation email from CASPA.  Did everyone get confirmation from the school and if so, when?

I have not. I'm a second time applicant, and I didn't get a confirmation e-mail last year, just the rejection, so I think that is how they roll. Their staff is very nice, so I think it wold be okay to email and ask for confirmation if it would make you feel better. They don't notify you of your status until December and do interviews after that, so it will be awhile before we hear anything.

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On 6/20/2017 at 9:48 AM, axj321 said:

Thank you  Rosiepoo for starting the cycle. Could you give your stats as well? 

Am a first time applicant. This would be my first pick if i get in mainly because i live in Madison.

 

Thank you and good luck!

 

On 6/28/2017 at 11:16 AM, GLC14 said:

hey guys,

just sent in my application and waiting for it to get verified.

GRE: Verbal: 150 (47%), Quant: 153 (51%), Writing: 5 (93%)

GPA: 3.94

Patient care hours: 2300

 

PCE: 2,378 hrs (EMT, CNA, volunteer first responder, first aid provider for kids camp)

HCE: 162 hrs, Shadow: 50 hrs, Research: 192 hrs

GRE: Verbal 155 (69th percentile), Quant. 159 (73rd percentile), Writing 4 (60th percentile)

GPA: overall 3.89    science 3.84

App was submitted on 7/17/17

Madison is definitely one of my top picks too! Did my undergrad here and loved every second :)

Good luck all!

 

 

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I sent my application to UW-Madison for the on-campus option! 

I am working on my 2nd year of my master's degree in biomedical science. 

  • GPA: 3.5.
  • Patient contact hours: 1,300.
  • Shadowing hours: 88.
  • 5 letters of recommendation: 2 professors, 1 nursing director, 1 ophthalmology PA, and 1 optometrist. 

I did not receive a confirmation, but my CASPA says everything is verified. I think I am just waiting to hear if I get an interview. Does anyone know the month that the interviews are? 

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On 8/23/2017 at 3:11 PM, PASchool said:

I sent my application to UW-Madison for the on-campus option! 

I am working on my 2nd year of my master's degree in biomedical science. 

  • GPA: 3.5.
  • Patient contact hours: 1,300.
  • Shadowing hours: 88.
  • 5 letters of recommendation: 2 professors, 1 nursing director, 1 ophthalmology PA, and 1 optometrist. 

I did not receive a confirmation, but my CASPA says everything is verified. I think I am just waiting to hear if I get an interview. Does anyone know the month that the interviews are? 

we should hear back mid-December, and I believe interviews start in January.

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Hi guys! 

GPA = 3.83; SGPA= 3.79

PCE = 1,000 (Phlebotomist) 

Volunteer = 3 years as Boys & Girls Club volunteer (like 200 hours); Medical mission trip to Nicaragua (180 hours)

Shadowing = 12 hours

I'm a first time applicant, so I'm kind of bracing myself for a rejection. However, I would be thrilled to get into Madison. Applied for the regular, on-campus option. 

 

Good luck to you all! 

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Hello All!

GPA = 3.95

GRE: Verbal = 155 (69th percentile)       Quant = 158 (69th percentile)

PCE = 1,200hrs (Autism therapist, PCW - Advanced, and medical historian/plasma center technician at BioLife)

Volunteer = 50hrs in Emergency dept

Shadowing = 35hrs (Urgent Care PA majority, and 10hrs with NP)

This is my first time applying and I only applied for the on-campus option. This and La Crosse are my top two choices currently!

 

Goodluck to everyone!
 

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Hello everybody! I am also a first time applicant and applied to the on-campus option, and both distance programs. Any of these three or Augsburg are my top choices. However, I'm trying to stay realistic as I know some of my stats are lacking.

cGPA: 3.75

PCE: 1350 hours (Mobile Unit CNA at a local hospital)

Volunteer: ~80 hours in ED and school clubs

Shadowing: 11 hours with PAs, 12 hours with MDs

Good luck everyone!

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9 hours ago, WisconsinPA said:

Did anyone get an interview yet? When do they send em out?

Pretty sure it will not be until December! Interviews aren't until January/February

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Also applied to this program! 

First time applicant,

3.69 Science GPA,

3.81 overall GPA. 

GRE >300, 4 writing 

Over 2,000 hours as a CNA in long term care and locked dementia units, with leadership experience. 

About 1,200 hours of experience as an ER tech at a level one trauma center, trauma team trained 

volunteer experience as a tutor and paid TA experience! 

 

Good of luck to everyone! :) 

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I believe that there will be 30 campus seats (including a few that are taken by current dual-degree students working on their MPH), 12 Wispact, 10 traditional DE, and up to 6 of the new local DE. Good luck everyone!

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On 11/8/2017 at 2:35 PM, WonderWall said:

Does anyone know how many interview invitations are extended for the 25 on campus seats?

I was wondering this as well. This is what the website says: "UW-Madison PA Program admission interviews take place over a five-week period in January and February. Each invited candidate selects a two-day (Thursday-Friday) session. Approximately 20 candidates are invited to interview each week." This information does not specify how it is broken down by program though.

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4 hours ago, mitteh71 said:

I was wondering this as well. This is what the website says: "UW-Madison PA Program admission interviews take place over a five-week period in January and February. Each invited candidate selects a two-day (Thursday-Friday) session. Approximately 20 candidates are invited to interview each week." This information does not specify how it is broken down by program though.

I watched the information session that was recorded last month and got some good information. It said they had about 752 applicants this year. They interview around 125 and accept 52 total for all the programs. Since they send out interview invites so late, I wonder how many applicants that they invite to interview have already been accepted and paid a seat deposit elsewhere. 

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