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No unfortunately, for our program all prerequisite courses must be completed before you submit your CASPA application. The only exception that could be made is for medical terminology according to our website.

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Thinking about applying...anyone have any insight if it’s worth it or if I am too late?


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Anyone else checking their email at 1249am? No, just me? Ok. Today’s the day! Praying we all get an invite for an interview!


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9 hours ago, Mari11 said:

Anyone else checking their email at 1249am? No, just me? Ok. emoji1787.pngToday’s the day! Praying we all get an invite for an interview!


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🤣🤣 anxiously checking as well!

Good luck everyone! Hopefully we all hear some good news today.

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I think they sent out the email invitations for interviews at about 3:30 PM last year! Good luck y'all!

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1 minute ago, MRRDPA said:

I think they sent out the email invitations for interviews at about 3:30 PM last year! Good luck y'all!

Thanks for the heads up!

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Just got a denial email😞 feeling kinda bummed but hopeful since its only 1/13 schools ive applied too! Best of luck to everyone else!!!

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Wow. My stats for cumulative GPA, science GPA and PCE were all higher than their averages and I still just got a rejection email. WTF? Thank God I got interviews at multiple other schools, but still....this sucks. 

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I did not get an interview invite. Dang! However, 1,200 applications for 30 seats speaks VOLUMES to the competitiveness of this program in itself and the quality of applicants that applied. Although I'm saddened by this news, as this was one of my top choices, I just wanna wish the BEST of luck to all of you guys who received an interview invite. Kill them interviews and get it!!! We are the future PAs of America. 

Much Love 🥰

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@Tanders87 @LauraPAS

Hey guys, thanks so much for making yourselves available to us! Really appreciate it. I applied and got an interview invite, but I have a couple questions.

In doing my research, I saw that UTHSC works with Memphis Regional Medical Center, which just got a D rating back in May.  I may be totally misinformed, but I was wondering, have either of you had rotations there, and if you have, do you feel like it's affected the quality of your training during rotation or the quality of your preceptors? 

How are your preceptors in general at all of the other sites?

Also, how did you like the January start date? I live across the country, so starting in January means we would have to uproot pretty soon. How was that for y'all?

haha sorry for the oddly specific questions! Just trying to weigh my options! Thank you so much! 

 

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