My name is Mahlia, this is my 3rd time applying to UW and first time being invited to interview.
I would love to get to know some of my future peers and fellow interviewees through this forum. I was also wondering what the interview experience was like for those who interviewed last year via zoom. Was a same small group interview style used? Looking forward to hearing from you all.
Hello everyone, on behalf of the CSOM PA Club, I'd like to invite you to attend our PA club hours hosted every Thursday at 12:30 PM via zoom. These 1-hour sessions are hosted by current PA students and we answer prospective students' questions about our journey into PA school, the CASPA application, pre-requisites, etc. It is an informal environment in which you can come ask all the questions you have and have a feel for what the future might look like for you. If interested, please fill out the attached form and email it back to us at email@example.com at the beginning of the week corresponding to the session you like to attend in order to confirm attendance and receive the meeting link. We look forward to seeing you there.
PA Club Interest Form.pdf
For this cycle, I have had the privilege of being accepted into two PA programs so far. And more interviews to come! My heart is telling me to go to program B, but my brain is telling me to stick with program A. I guess I am wowed by the flashy offerings of program B over program A that finally helps me feel at home at a educational institution(something I didn't have during my undergrad as a first gen student). Maybe this is me doubting myself, but somehow I feel I may not be as academically successful with a PA program that is only two years long because of the material crunch. The only thing holding me back from program B is graduating with crippling debt by the age of 28 😞, especially because I had a full ride to college.
Any and all honest opinions welcome. What would you do?
- 25 months
- Tuition 85-90k
- PANCE 93-97%
- Smaller city in midwest, cost of living fairly low
- Less time during clinical rotation phase/means less specialties I can explore?
- Has all the essentials technology/skill labs
- Top ranked program (probably doesn't matter)
- 30ish months with longer breaks
- Tuition 170-180k
- PANCE 91-96%
- Larger faculty
- Part of teaching hospital
- Big city, cost of living is larger
- Large alumni network/more leadership CAPA opportunities
In hopeful anticipation for a few more interview invites this cycle, I have tried to make my own list of schools' interview formats, whether in-person or virtual, so I can best plan out travel time/costs/etc. I'm guessing this info could probably help a lot of us!
If you've received an interview invitation for a program, would you mind commenting with the program/school name and whether they are offering in-person, virtual, or a choice? Thanks all!
I recently had my second PA school interview for this cycle. As I reflect on my interview, I realize I might have made a huge mistake, because I address my interviewers by their first name instead asking them what they would prefer. I was nervous and one thing I kept reminding myself is to thank the interviewers by their name before exiting the room.
This interview is MMI style, so I am not sure how much this mistake will weigh in my interview.
Thoughts? Any advice would be much appreciated.