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Hi everyone!

I'll be applying this cycle to PA school. I wanted to create this post so we could discuss and answer any questions or concerns. Hopefully, this post will allow us to create connections and help each other out.

Leave¬†any comments here¬†ūüėÄ

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Hi everyone! I am so excited to be applying this cycle! I am finishing up three classes currently and I am worried that I only have about four weeks to get my final grades and have caspa verify all of the information once I submit my application. Anyone else experiencing this anxiety about the January 15th deadline approaching so fast after this semester’s transcripts are ready? I just hope my application gets to UDM on time. Any words of advice or support appreciated!

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16 hours ago, billstay22 said:

Does anyone happen to know a general time frame on when they usually send out interview invitations? Their cycle is so much later than the rest of my applications so I’m not sure what to expect! Thanks!

I believe they start to call people for interview invitations in February and go throughout March

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On 11/13/2019 at 10:17 AM, paperson170 said:


I‚Äôm pretty sure they accept 55 incoming students each year! 15 come from the 5 year track ūüôā So it totals to 70 but there‚Äôs a 2 and 3 year track

As of this cycle there are more than 15 coming in from 5 year, I believe the exact number is 19 for this upcoming August. They upped the total number of spots in 5 year to 25 in 2017.

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It is not! They will not be reviewing applications until the deadline on January 15th [emoji3526] Did anyone else get an email confirming that all of their materials are in and awaiting review?

I did! Did anyone get an email confirming that they met all the requirements? I haven’t gotten that yet


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7 hours ago, Potatolife said:

Hey everyone, I am a PA student¬†at UDM.¬†I'm¬†in the first year of the 3-year track. Feel free to ask me any questions ūüôā

How are you feeling in the three year track? Have you compared how you’re feeling to those in the two year track as far as work load goes?  Totally unrelated question..... do you have any advice on how to prepare for UDM’s interview process?  Is it 3/1 or speed dating style or scenarios?  Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you for looking back to help us coming behind you! 

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2 hours ago, Eshafer said:

Any insight on their interview process and what to expect would be greatly appreciated! ūüėä

I can't¬†give detailed information on the interview. I can tell you that it is pretty relaxed! My interview was a¬†panel interview that lasted¬†about 30 minutes. I felt¬†comfortable, and I also got to speak with some PA students before my interview. Make sure you're able to answer the basic PA school interview questions like why PA, why this school, etc. Make sure to also look up the program's mission statement ūüôā¬† don't try to memorize your exact answers because the faculty can tell and it won't sound genuine. Just have a good idea about how you will answer each question

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1 hour ago, E0119 said:

How are you feeling in the three year track? Have you compared how you’re feeling to those in the two year track as far as work load goes?  Totally unrelated question..... do you have any advice on how to prepare for UDM’s interview process?  Is it 3/1 or speed dating style or scenarios?  Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you for looking back to help us coming behind you! 

The 3-year track is amazing, I love it. Having only 2-3 classes a semester really allows you to absorb the information. I currently work 3 to 5 days a week, and I will be going contingent during my second year. The 2-year students have a full schedule and study every day. They have 5-6 classes a semester 4-5 days a week. They still have time to do other things like go out with friends, but it's not as easy for them to take a day off from studying. If you don't mind taking an extra year, I would recommend the 3-year. I responded in a previous comment on the interview!

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10 minutes ago, Potatolife said:

The 3-year track is amazing, I love it. Having only 2-3 classes a semester really allows you to absorb the information. I currently work 3 to 5 days a week, and I will be going contingent during my second year. The 2-year students have a full schedule and study every day. They have 5-6 classes a semester 4-5 days a week. They still have time to do other things like go out with friends, but it's not as easy for them to take a day off from studying. If you don't mind taking an extra year, I would recommend the 3-year. I responded in a previous comment on the interview!

 

10 minutes ago, Potatolife said:

The 3-year track is amazing, I love it. Having only 2-3 classes a semester really allows you to absorb the information. I currently work 3 to 5 days a week, and I will be going contingent during my second year. The 2-year students have a full schedule and study every day. They have 5-6 classes a semester 4-5 days a week. They still have time to do other things like go out with friends, but it's not as easy for them to take a day off from studying. If you don't mind taking an extra year, I would recommend the 3-year. I responded in a previous comment on the interview!

 

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The 3-year track is amazing, I love it. Having only 2-3 classes a semester really allows you to absorb the information. I currently work 3 to 5 days a week, and I will be going contingent during my second year. The 2-year students have a full schedule and study every day. They have 5-6 classes a semester 4-5 days a week. They still have time to do other things like go out with friends, but it's not as easy for them to take a day off from studying. If you don't mind taking an extra year, I would recommend the 3-year. I responded in a previous comment on the interview!

Potatolife, thank you for the valuable information.

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On 1/28/2020 at 10:44 PM, Potatolife said:

The 3-year track is amazing, I love it. Having only 2-3 classes a semester really allows you to absorb the information. I currently work 3 to 5 days a week, and I will be going contingent during my second year. The 2-year students have a full schedule and study every day. They have 5-6 classes a semester 4-5 days a week. They still have time to do other things like go out with friends, but it's not as easy for them to take a day off from studying. If you don't mind taking an extra year, I would recommend the 3-year. I responded in a previous comment on the interview!

Hey PotatoLife, 

If you don’t mind me asking, why are you choosing to go contingent your 2nd year? Looking at their curriculum for the 3 year, I do see that 2nd year is probably more challenging. Have you heard working full time and doing 2nd year is too much? 
I’m really hoping for the 3 year program that’s why I’m asking.

Thank you

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20 minutes ago, HopefulPA12 said:

Hey PotatoLife, 

If you don’t mind me asking, why are you choosing to go contingent your 2nd year? Looking at their curriculum for the 3 year, I do see that 2nd year is probably more challenging. Have you heard working full time and doing 2nd year is too much? 
I’m really hoping for the 3 year program that’s why I’m asking.

Thank you

The faculty recommends we go contingent our second year or don't work at all. This is because we're in class approximately 13 hours a week, 3 to 4 days a week, and the course load is much heavier than the first year. Most students prefer the 2-year program, so you shouldn't have a problem getting the 3-year lol 

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