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@klharm93 that is one of many rotation spots. I haven’t done rotations yet and ill be in Nashville for all my clinical sites. There are four cities that you can be placed in for rotations so you may not be there at all. Im not sure if anyone from second year is on here that is placed in Memphis, so not sure what kind of reply you’ll get on that. As far as moving, A majority of the class is not from Tennessee or Memphis so we all made it happen, I personally didn’t think it was that bad but I had the full 3 months to prepare to move while others were on the wait list and had a shorter time frame so all depends. I loved the January start date because we are literally 3/4 done with didactic and other programs are just starting! 

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1 hour ago, klharm93 said:

@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! 

 

Since I’m on the tail end of my clinical year, shoot me a private message and I can answer specifics. I’m in Nashville which is a very diff environment than other rotation sites. If anyone has questions or wants to chat pre interview shoot me a message 🙂 (take advantage of the fact I’m on an elective right now haha)

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I just called to confirm my interview and was told they are having problems with CASPA so they won’t be able to confirm interviews until Monday or Tuesday. But the lady said to email her your chosen date and they will get back to us!

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Hey guys! 1st year here! 

I'm so excited for all of you!! This program is amazing and like someone mentioned they are really selective, BUT they're that way because they're looking for genuine future PAs. The very best advice I can give you is that you should just be yourself during your interview. Don't get inside your head because others mention their stats and what not. Remember that the hardest part is getting an interview, and now you just have to show them how awesome you are aside from what's on your application!

Also, I know that you may feel anxious about rotations' placement and about the program's start date and moving and so on, but for now, focus on rocking that interview and getting in; the rest will come later. 

Best of luck newbies! 

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8 minutes ago, Googlebrain said:

How many people interview per day? Or interview total? Does anyone know?

I believe it is 20 people per interview day. For a total of 100 interviews. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, mattesonkb said:

Will the 2 interviews be individual interview or group interviews?

You will have two, one-on-one interviews with the faculty members. 

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Hi everyone! Very excited to be interviewing Friday! I will be flying in from Seattle on Wednesday and staying until Sunday - wondering if anyone would like to meet up before or after the interviews?

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13 hours ago, taylormorgan said:

Anyone in this thread interview today? How’d it go?

 

@aesalina97 I would be interested in meeting tomorrow night!

Interview is very relaxed. Faculty are super nice and really just want to get to know you!

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I'm interviewing on Monday and my flight tomorrow morning lands super early if anyone wants to explore the area or get dinner tomorrow!!

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Anyone else checking their phone every 5 minutes to make sure you didn’t miss a call or that it accidentally got switched to silent? No? Just me? Oh... 

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1 hour ago, Googlebrain said:

Anyone else checking their phone every 5 minutes to make sure you didn’t miss a call or that it accidentally got switched to silent? No? Just me? Oh... 

You are not alone!

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Got the call this morning! So incredibly excited! 

Good luck to everyone! You’re all amazing!

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I'm disheartened as I have not received a phone call. Congrats to you guys who made it, it's your time to make the PA world shine a little bit brighter! 

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13 minutes ago, Reeannuh said:

I'm disheartened as I have not received a phone call. Congrats to you guys who made it, it's your time to make the PA world shine a little bit brighter! 

Just received the waitlist email... definitely bummed, but congrats to everyone who got accepted.

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I just got an email saying I’m on the alternate list. I felt so good about this interview. 

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