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8 hours ago, journey2pa said:

i'm not flying in from atlanta, but instead from detroit! i'll see you on 10/1!

I may see you on the flight! I also have to fly from detroit. I’ll see both of you on 10/1 regardless

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On 9/7/2019 at 2:49 AM, jmarvil said:

I may see you on the flight! I also have to fly from detroit. I’ll see both of you on 10/1 regardless

when's your flight? i'm arriving on 9/30 with delta

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On 8/29/2019 at 5:48 PM, FuturePA55 said:

A friend who was accepted to Duke a couple years ago chose Campbell University (also there in NC) over Duke even though she was accepted because she said that the Duke students she interacted with hat her interview seemed miserable and she has heard they don't have the best reputation as far as being prepared for clinicals. Has anyone heard anything like that from current or former students? Like that it doesn't live up to the hype? Thanks

Hello!!  I know a few students already addressed this; but as a recent Duke grad, I wanted to add my two cents.  As far as students being frazzled - super accurate depending on the day (high stakes exams, etc).  But I don't think frazzled is the same as miserable.  And I think all PA students at every school experience the stress of the exams at some point during didactic year.  

Regarding the reputation for not being prepared for clinicals is just wrong.  Every single site I was at said Duke students are the most prepared compared to other schools.  And many say we stand out above med students.  I think the reason for this is we have multiple opportunities to be in the hospital and with patients during the first year and many experiences with standardized patients.  Also Duke does not accept simply the brightest of the bunch- the students are overwhelming full of rich clinical experiences and backgrounds prior to PA school.  The nontraditional student high acceptance is real.  And because of that, some of us may have had harder time in classroom than the 4.0 GPA 22 year old, but one nice thing about Duke is the immense resources - like tutors and meeting with study-skills specialists.  And the flip side is that clinical year comes more naturally for us, since a lot of us have great experience.

With all this being said, it is important to choose the school that is best for you.  At the interview, you may or may not click with the school you thought was your number one.  And if you get accepted to multiple schools, then trust your gut for the best fit over rankings or other reasons.  

Best of luck to all - enjoy the journey!

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Hello All, 

Congratulations to those who have received interviews. To those who received a rejection, keep your heard up (I have received rejections from a few schools this cycle). 

My question for those who have heard back: 

How long after you submitted your supplemental did you get a response? 

I submitted my supplemental application and received confirmation that my application was complete on September 6th. 

Thanks in advance! 

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Did everyone on this forum get an email saying their application was complete? What email did that come from? I was just reading back through everything and realized I never got one. Nothing in spam.

CASPA and supplemental completed in May. They reached out to me ( staff assistant for the program) saying one of my LORs didn't fully upload and they needed the last one, but that was fixed the same day in June. I haven't received anything since. 😫

 

 

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7 hours ago, Jhighlander73 said:

Did everyone on this forum get an email saying their application was complete? What email did that come from? I was just reading back through everything and realized I never got one. Nothing in spam.

CASPA and supplemental completed in May. They reached out to me ( staff assistant for the program) saying one of my LORs didn't fully upload and they needed the last one, but that was fixed the same day in June. I haven't received anything since. 😫

 

 

I would reach out to Wendy, she is pretty fast as far responding, usually she gets back to you the same day. Hope it helps.

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14 hours ago, Jhighlander73 said:

Did everyone on this forum get an email saying their application was complete? What email did that come from? I was just reading back through everything and realized I never got one. Nothing in spam.

CASPA and supplemental completed in May. They reached out to me ( staff assistant for the program) saying one of my LORs didn't fully upload and they needed the last one, but that was fixed the same day in June. I haven't received anything since. 😫

 

 

I received notice that my application was complete on June 21st. I haven't heard anything from them since then. I live in Durham, so I'm hoping they'll call me out of the blue and invite me to interview with a day's notice -- I've heard that's often how it happens with local applicants. 

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This is from their email after submission and verification of completion.

“During peak application time, it could take at least 6 weeks to hear from us. Please DO NOT call for a status check. 

Candidates will be notified about interview decisions beginning in August through late October. Due to the large number of applicants, we ask that you refrain from contacting the Program unless you have not heard from us by December 15.

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16 minutes ago, prinsista said:

Received interview invite today for 10/21. 

Received confirmation for app completion 8/13/19.

Congratulations! Do you mind sharing your stats?

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2 hours ago, Beata said:

I haven’t been invited nor rejected yet 😅 the anticipation of that email is killing me softly!

Hahaha, same feeling 😉

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47 minutes ago, Saharp said:

Hahaha, same feeling 😉

 

3 hours ago, Beata said:

I haven’t been invited nor rejected yet 😅 the anticipation of that email is killing me softly!

Same! Have they sent out rejections at all or do they do it all at once?

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