Jump to content

Recommended Posts

On 10/20/2018 at 5:51 PM, wahwahwei said:

Congrats.! when did you get the invite? How as the interview? I submitted my supplemental app but didn't hear anything from them since. 

I'm in the same boat. Submitted my supplemental application but still haven't heard anything!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't give up hope guys! I submitted my application end of July and just got an invitation to submit the supplemental! Keep hope alive lol

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will be turning down my acceptance offer to this program, solely based on the fact that I was accepted to a two-year program that is much less pricey... ? Good luck to everyone else who will be attending this program or interviewing later! I was SUPER impressed by everything about Touro Cali, everyone was so kind and the mission of the program is clearly being lived out by each of the students and faculty. I had such a great time meeting everyone at the interview, and I am convinced you will all do great things!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey there,

Does anyone who what is the format for the interview? Do the people interviewing see our application before or is it blind? Is it one interview or multiple mini interviews? Are there students as part of the interview panel? Just want to better prepare and have an idea of what to expect. Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello again!

For those of you interviewing this upcoming Tuesday 11/06 we will be holding an informal Meet and Greet on Monday 11/05, at 6:30pm at the Mare Island Brewery Company (located at 289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA). This is completely optional, has nothing to do with the interview day, and will give you a chance to meet current students in the program as well as other interviewees. Hopefully it will help get rid of some nerves before your interview. If you're interested please take this quick survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJ9GWS7. We look forward to seeing you there!

A few things to know: The school is on Mare Island so the only way to access the campus is on a bridge. There are two bridges that access the island, however, the larger of the two bridges (the CA-37 bridge) is normally rather backed up with morning traffic, and the smaller of the two bridges goes up periodically to allow for ships to pass. Although this doesn’t happen often, it can take about 10 minutes. I recommend planning accordingly for your commute to your interview by leaving extra time for traffic due to these bridges. If you are traveling from OAK or SFO airport or nearby cities that require you to take the 1-80E or 101 N, you will have to pay a toll. The tolls only accept cash, so make sure you have cash otherwise you will receive a ticket! The tolls are anywhere from $5-$8. Also, the tolls can cause a lot of traffic.

For those of you who are looking for lodging and transportation information check here for recommendations from the school:

http://admissions.tu.edu/lodging/

http://facilities.tu.edu/campusmap/

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello fellow applicants!

to those who have submitted the supplemental app: LORs do not need to be uploaded onto the website; correct? Also, how much time elapsed after submitting it before TUC confirmed your application was complete and ready for committee review?

Thank you for sharing your experience and best of luck to those with upcoming interviews!! (any more scheduled so far besides 11/6?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For those who have attended the previous interview...can you please explain the interview format? group interview, one on one, or MMI style??? Any advice/suggestions????? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Received an interview invite for 11/27 yesterday night! Will be declining due to another acceptance and because I don’t think I want to do the MPH ?

Applied on 6/19 and supplemental invite received on 8/10 and submitted 4 days later. 

 

Good luck guys!!

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 11:14 PM, gdhaliwal said:

For those who have attended the previous interview...can you please explain the interview format? group interview, one on one, or MMI style??? Any advice/suggestions????? 

 

On ‎10‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 1:36 AM, PA1826 said:

Hey there,

Does anyone who what is the format for the interview? Do the people interviewing see our application before or is it blind? Is it one interview or multiple mini interviews? Are there students as part of the interview panel? Just want to better prepare and have an idea of what to expect. Thanks in advance!

The interview day was very organized and helped to calm the nerves. You are welcomed by a kosher breakfast and coffee while they go through introductions of staff and interviewees. The interview itself is broken up into several sections: MMI, group, and two writing portions (one is called the "individual interview"). Most of the interviewers had already read my application and some made references to it, so not blind for the most part. Our student guide only sat in on the group interview.

My advice is to try to relax as much as possible, and go into the interview with several reasons in mind about why you would make a stellar PA. Research public health concepts beforehand, after all, you'll be getting an MPH too! Make sure to make good eye contact, smile, shake hands, all that good stuff. I actually really enjoyed the MMIs for this school, and they were kind of fun! It made me much less nervous and it helped to make me act like a human being, not a robot, haha.

Everybody there was super kind and welcoming, and the lunch was great too! I had a great experience and I'm sure you both will too. Good luck, and have fun!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, carlzbarkley said:

 

The interview day was very organized and helped to calm the nerves. You are welcomed by a kosher breakfast and coffee while they go through introductions of staff and interviewees. The interview itself is broken up into several sections: MMI, group, and two writing portions (one is called the "individual interview"). Most of the interviewers had already read my application and some made references to it, so not blind for the most part. Our student guide only sat in on the group interview.

My advice is to try to relax as much as possible, and go into the interview with several reasons in mind about why you would make a stellar PA. Research public health concepts beforehand, after all, you'll be getting an MPH too! Make sure to make good eye contact, smile, shake hands, all that good stuff. I actually really enjoyed the MMIs for this school, and they were kind of fun! It made me much less nervous and it helped to make me act like a human being, not a robot, haha.

Everybody there was super kind and welcoming, and the lunch was great too! I had a great experience and I'm sure you both will too. Good luck, and have fun!

THANK YOU SOSOS MUCH!!! This was very helpful! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi. Does anyone know when is their last interview session after 11/6? or that is the last one? I am still waiting and haven't hear anything from them after the supplemental application. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I submitted my application back in August and just received a confirmation email today, stating that my application is currently under review. No news about a supplemental app yet, though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Minsie said:

I submitted my application back in August and just received a confirmation email today, stating that my application is currently under review. No news about a supplemental app yet, though. 

Ditto. I wonder if it's just because of the timing of submission (first come-first serve) or because our apps were less competitive?

My GPA was solid, (3.5 All coursework, 3.8 sciences), and  but I lacked a clinician's letter of recommendation...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ditto. I wonder if it's just because of the timing of submission (first come-first serve) or because our apps were less competitive?
My GPA was solid, (3.5 All coursework, 3.8 sciences), and  but I lacked a clinician's letter of recommendation...

May I ask when was your application verified? I was verified Aug 24 and haven’t heard anything yet. *Still keeping my fingers crossed*


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, _BadaBing_ said:


May I ask when was your application verified? I was verified Aug 24 and haven’t heard anything yet. *Still keeping my fingers crossed*


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

August 31. But maybe they are only just now getting to those submitted that week?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys. I got an email saying that my application is under review after submitting my supplemental on October 5th.  Have not hear anything yet.  Do you guys know if they send emails saying you will not be invited to an interview?  Or do you only get an email if you get an interview invitation? Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just turned down my interview invite, hope this helps everyone else!

CASPA submitted: 6/29, Supplemental App Invite: 9/6, TUC File Complete email: 9/17, Interview invite email: 10/19 for 11/6 interview, but I unfortunately could not make that date, and was told the next interview date will be 11/27

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎11‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 3:20 PM, SoCaliPrePA said:

Just received an interview invite for Tuesday 11/27 via email!!



So beyond happy and excited to hear back from them!

May I asked when did you turned in your secondary app?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

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