Jump to content

Recommended Posts

On 9/25/2018 at 4:35 PM, ISAMAPA said:

Has anyone started a facebook page for accepted students? 

You will be given the link once you are accepted to the program

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/30/2018 at 8:02 PM, CHACHEE said:

You will be given the link once you are accepted to the program

Oops just saw this! Lol Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I couldn’t say the exact number of spots left, but I was waitlisted a week or so after the interview and got an acceptance call last week. Maybe they accept some number of student per interview session and a spot opened for me? I imagine they wouldn’t fill all spots before interviews are done.

  • Like 3
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So i'm guessing at this point if they haven't sent any type of correspondence, I should consider that a rejection....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, mobando said:

So i'm guessing at this point if they haven't sent any type of correspondence, I should consider that a rejection....

Don't give up!! Stay positive. You never know. I had given up on this school too because it had been many months but I was pleasantly surprised! You got this! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey! I will be in the upcoming PA cohort and was hoping to get some insight from any current students on apartments. Hoping to stay close to the school but want to make sure I'll be in a good area ? Thank you! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was invited for an interview for 10/11. I declined it because I already got into a better school for me. I was told on the phone that the 10/11 was their last interview for this cycle. Good luck everyone!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, SandyGautier said:

Has anyone else received a call that they were accepted off of the waitlist? 

I've been wondering the same thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got a denial email. I did submit my application the day before the deadline, however.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello all! Just withdrew my acceptance as I chose to attend another school, I hope this helps one of you and good luck to you all!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone (maybe first year students?) had some insight on total cost for the program. I know on their site they indicate tuition and fees come to around 88K, but it doesn't look like that includes cost of living. Just wondering if anyone has a good idea how much to expect to take it for both years/total program cost + living expenses. Thank you! ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi! I was recently accepted and was wondering where I could find the link to the fb page of accepted students, or if someone could please send it to me. I would really appreciate it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, camila1930 said:

Hi! I was recently accepted and was wondering where I could find the link to the fb page of accepted students, or if someone could please send it to me. I would really appreciate it!

Hey! You can email Tiffany about adding you to the facebook group. She is the admin. Congrats on your acceptance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



  • Similar Content

    • By Tyler815
      Hi everybody,
      So originally I decided to apply to the CASPA application next spring when the CASPA cycle opens to gain a better chance of admission. Now, I’m rethinking of applying to a few schools to see where I am with my application. I’m anxious and excited for school.
       
      Here’s my background:
      PSU Graduate (22)
      My GPA isn’t the strongest, only a 3.2. Struggled my freshman/sophomore year (in wrong major). Changed my major to kinesiology and ended up on deans list every semester upon graduating.
      I have ~320 hours of health care experience 
      300 GRE
      50+ hours of shadowing PAs
       
      What is do you think is the best option? To apply now or wait until April when the cycle opens? I don’t want to waste money and not get in because too many spots are taken. People have told me different opinions and I would like to get more opinions. 
      Thank you!
      Tyler
       
    • By hmtpnw
      Last week I got my first official application decision of the cycle. Opening the email, I scanned the words frantically until I found the sentence I was fearing the most. It read, “I regret to inform you of the program’s decision not to pursue your application further.” These words translate much more simply to “rejection.”
      For a moment I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I knew that I would be receiving rejections throughout the cycle, but had hoped and prayed it wouldn’t be from this school. Not only was this program one of my top choices, but it is also the only school in my home city. The realization that I would not have the opportunity to interview hit me like a ton of bricks. With GPAs well above the program’s average and my state residency giving me a leg up over other applicants, I felt that I would likely secure an interview. I was wrong.
      After the news, I began to question my application strategy entirely. I chose to apply more intentionally to a handful of carefully selected programs landing on the lower side of things - 6. As the September 1st deadline for many programs was only a few days away I sent my GRE scores off to an additional school that I was going back and forth on, hoping that they would arrive on time. I was relieved to have everything complete with one other program, but I still questioned if 7 would be enough to land me an acceptance or even an interview.
      At this point I was doubting myself, my personal statement, my clinical experiences… everything. I wondered if there were red flags in my application or if I said the wrong things in the answers to the supplemental questions. I tried to stay optimistic, but I was disappointed and feeling insecure. My first rejection was certainly humbling, planting seeds of doubt that were becoming overwhelming.
      And then I saw it. I was eating my lunch and scanning my email when I suddenly read “Invitation to Interview” in the subject line of an email from my top choice. My heart started racing and my palms were sweating. After seeing the date provided, only 3.5 weeks away, I could barely focus enough to read about the interview details. I was ecstatic. Their initial email contained a typo and in a follow up email with a correction the admissions director revealed that I was the very first applicant to be offered an interview. I couldn’t believe it. This school was my reach, and I certainly wasn’t counting on being offered an interview, let alone the first one. I was over the moon.
      Here I am now, in the midst of the cycle with one interview scheduled and one rejection. Things are still up in the air, but I feel that I am at least back in the game. The ups and downs of this roller coaster ride will continue, and I couldn't be happier. Thus far, this process has been unpredictable. Although I have heard this repeated many times here by those wiser than myself, this experience has definitely shown me that there is no such thing as a sure thing when applying to PA school. Don’t be so quick to count yourself in, but also don’t count yourself out.
    • By hmtpnw
      How to Prepare for PA School Interviews
      Each leg of the PA application process comes with its own unique kind of stress. First, there’s the chaos of preparing and submitting your CASPA. You have to round up letters of recommendation, order and input all of your transcripts, send out GRE scores, perfect your personal statement and keep track of supplementals for each program. After submitting, there’s an eerie quiet that settles over. You patiently wait to hear back from schools… or you check your email repeatedly hoping for news. Same thing, right?
      Some schools will get back to you in days, others may take weeks or months. Eventually the madness culminates in an interview invitation, which brings on a new kind of stress. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, but how exactly do you prepare for the next step in the process?

      Research interview questions. There are many lists of PA school interview questions that you can find with a quick google search. Some major categories to focus on are behavioral, ethical, situational and standard PA interview questions. There are also books about the interview process with commonly asked questions. A good starting point is “How to Ace the PA School Interview” by Andrew Rodican.
      Brainstorm and practice! It was helpful for me to create a working document with a list of the questions I found. I brainstormed with each question in mind and made bullet points of things I could touch on in my answers. Often times these points were in reference to specific situations I found myself in or relevant experiences that I had. I was careful not to write out word for word answers. It’s important to maintain authenticity and some degree of spontaneity in your answers - you want to avoid sounding too rehearsed.
      I then made it a point to review my list and practice answering each question out loud. I would do this with friends or colleagues, but oftentimes I would just practice by myself when I was driving in the car.
      Research the program. When walking into an interview, you should be well informed about the program and faculty. Scour the website, reach out to alumni or current students and try to become as educated as possible.
      There are many things to keep in mind when researching a program, but here are a few things to consider:
      Is there anything unique about the curriculum format? How long is the program? Is the program well established? Is there a cadaver lab? If so, are cadavers prosected or are they dissected by students? What kind of opportunities are there for early clinical exposure? When researching, keep a list of questions that come up. Make notes of interesting aspects about the curriculum and clinical rotations. This will prepare you to ask thoughtful questions on your interview day and will ensure you don’t forget to ask about something that is important to you.
      If possible, arrange a mock interview! This is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for the interview process. It’s an excellent way to work through the nerves associated with interviewing and it can help you understand your weak spots. Mock interviews can be done with colleagues, peers, friends, family, professors and even through paid services online. My undergraduate institution offered free mock interviews for students, so be sure to check with your university to see if this is an option.
      Stay up to date about the PA profession. Be informed about issues facing the profession. Understand the role that PAs play in healthcare - be sure that you can articulate exactly what a PA does and how that can differ from NPs and physicians. Understand any state specific laws about practice.
      Know your application. This is a big one that can easily be overlooked. Know your application inside and out! The details should always be fresh in your mind. Maybe you worked on a research project sophomore year and the details are now long forgotten. You may have written your personal statement months ago, and it’s easy to forget what you chose to emphasize when talking about yourself. Anything you put on your application is free game, and you should be ready to answer questions accordingly.
    • By Finntastic
      Hi everyone,
      Wondering if any of you have any insight into the validity of being a Clinical Research Assistant. I started working at a diabetes research clinic this summer and was offered the chance to continue working there this school year. My question is, should I be looking for something more hands on for HCE later? I know it depends of the school and how you sell your job description. In general I help out with in-clinics that have human subjects. I can do intake, vitals, medial history, lab tests, non-venous boood draws, device insertion/removal, and I work closely with NPs and PAs. It might not be life or death, but I am in a position where I am responsible for looking out for adverse hypo/hyperglycemic reactions and other study-related risks. Any thoughts?
    • By AnnaFooy
      Hi! I have an interview next month and I want to know what people would suggest for me to focus/study on regarding how to interview goes and what questions I should consider! Any help is welcomed and appreciated! Thank you!
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Forum! This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More