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2 minutes ago, EashleighPAtobe said:

Thank you for this info and im sorry you didnt get the response you were hoping for, but I read the forum from last year and people got pulled off the waitlist to interview, so dont lose hope!! Also just by your response to the rest of us alone, you seem like a very mature person who will be successful as a PA no matter what program you go to. Hang in there! (And also I could get an email from them shortly being flat out rejected haha so who knows what anything means)

I agree, it seems like a good handful were pulled off of the waitlist to interview in the Fall, depending on their application pool. Don't lose hope, as there is no definite answer until you officially receive a rejection!

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Hi guys,

Thanks so much for all the kind words! I just know you all will become fantastic providers cause of that demonstrated empathy. So, I really hope you all get interviews. And you guys are right. Until you hear that official rejection, there is still a chance. Just gotta keep pushing forward!

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Hey guys, 

Not sure if anyone has heard anything back yet, but I just got a confirmation email yesterday from Rush saying they received my verified application and that it is under review. It says to expect some response back within 3 weeks. I submitted caspa app on 7/9 and was verified on 7/11.

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1 hour ago, nprice8 said:

Hey guys, 

Not sure if anyone has heard anything back yet, but I just got a confirmation email yesterday from Rush saying they received my verified application and that it is under review. It says to expect some response back within 3 weeks. I submitted caspa app on 7/9 and was verified on 7/11.

In the same boat! Verified 7/11 but received the e-mail yesterday 7/17. 

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1 hour ago, EashleighPAtobe said:

I will probably email later this evening. Did you email yesterday?

I also submitted 5/20 with confirmation 5/30 and haven’t heard anything so I was gonna update my CASPA PCE/shadowing hours and just email them updates with the added question of could they tell me anything about the status of my app!

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2 hours ago, EashleighPAtobe said:

I will probably email later this evening. Did you email yesterday?

No I didn’t, I figured I would wait one more day and probably email this evening as well.

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10 hours ago, EashleighPAtobe said:

I will probably email later this evening. Did you email yesterday?

BTW I just emailed them with my updated course information because I just completed a summer course 

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I received an email from them on Friday putting me on the interview waitlist. I received a confirmation from the program on 5/30, so I'm sure yours will be right behind! Good luck to everyone, the waiting game is the worst part but you have to stay positive 🙂

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On 7/19/2019 at 5:23 PM, AndrewPowell said:

BTW I just emailed them with my updated course information because I just completed a summer course 

Hi everyone,

My 4 weeks of extended waiting was last week, so I called them on Friday and have not received a call back yet. Either today or tomorrow I'm going to call again to follow up on my application. I hope that settles some fears of not hearing back yet!

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5 hours ago, hellofellowapplicants said:

I got my confirmation email on 5/30 and have been waiting, but I just got an interview invite for 9/13! (friday the 13th! excited nonetheless) I was placed on the interview waitlist last year so I'm excited to be moving up!

Do you mind sharing your stats?

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Can anyone give insight into the interview format? One-on-one, MMI, etc.

 

Also what are some of the draws and positive aspects of this program that make students want to attend?

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13 hours ago, AndrewPowell said:

Do you mind sharing your stats?

major: bio and psyc double

cGPA: 3.3

sGPA: 3.0

GRE 321

OBGYN MA: 4000 hrs

Vascular Med Tech: 2000 hrs

Also did an behavioral therapy internship, traveled to Ecuador on a medical mission trip, and have a lot of research hours in different labs.

Last year I was still in the process of taking Micro when I applied, which probably made a huge difference. Also revamped my PS. My stats aren't great, but I was always working/doing research in school, or working FT and taking night classes with an upward trend so maybe they liked that?

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1 hour ago, hellofellowapplicants said:

major: bio and psyc double

cGPA: 3.3

sGPA: 3.0

GRE 321

OBGYN MA: 4000 hrs

Vascular Med Tech: 2000 hrs

Also did an behavioral therapy internship, traveled to Ecuador on a medical mission trip, and have a lot of research hours in different labs.

Last year I was still in the process of taking Micro when I applied, which probably made a huge difference. Also revamped my PS. My stats aren't great, but I was always working/doing research in school, or working FT and taking night classes with an upward trend so maybe they liked that?

Your stats are really similar to mine, except my hours are as a EMT, scribe, and EKG tech (also didn’t travel to Ecuador lol) so thank you!!

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4 hours ago, TessD said:

Can anyone give insight into the interview format? One-on-one, MMI, etc.

 

Also what are some of the draws and positive aspects of this program that make students want to attend?

I interviewed on June 21st and was placed on the alternate list. There was both a one-on-one interview with a faculty member and MMI stations (I think around 12?). The whole day was very organized with a specific schedule and all of the staff members were super friendly, engaging, and kind -- it's clear they really just want to get to know you and if you'd be a good fit.

In response to your second question, I originally applied to Rush because I know a student there and she had nothing but good things to say about them (small class size, longer program with several clinical rotation options, and dedication to community service). Everyone was so friendly and helpful during interview day (you meet with faculty and current students) that it really emphasized the close-knit, positive community vibe they have there, which also appealed to me. 

Hope that helps!

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6 hours ago, TessD said:

Can anyone give insight into the interview format? One-on-one, MMI, etc.

 

Also what are some of the draws and positive aspects of this program that make students want to attend?

I interviewed 6/21 and was accepted - I will be attending, based entirely on my interview day! The interview day was hands down the best interview day I’ve ever had - very organized, very efficient, and completely relaxed. The MMI was not something you can prepare for, other than being in touch with yourself and your experiences. They just want to see how you think and how you respond to situations. I found it really fun, engaging and interesting. 

I fell in love with this program from the interview day. The program director was so deeply passionate about the program and was so sincere, her enthusiasm was infectious. You could tell how much she actually cared about all of the students, which is fairly unique given the scope of the program director’s role. Every single student and faculty member that I met that day was so humble, kind, and genuine. There wasn’t a single hint of a competitive nature on the campus, which I loved. It was a collaborative atmosphere comprised of people that seemed to really care about supporting each other. This was really important to me, as I went to Northwestern, which had the exact opposite culture. The facility was very nice, convenient, and easy to navigate. Lots of little perks to make life a little easier on students. Tons of resources on campus. So much opportunity for advanced clinical access - the director mentioned you can sit in on grand rounds any time you would like and there’s tons of opportunities like that. Cadaver labs aren’t available at all schools so this was also important to me. This list got lengthy so I’m sorry but important to share because I had no idea how badly I wanted to go to Rush until I went to that interview, and it changed everything for me! 

Good luck to everyone and see whoever ends up here in May!! 😊

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13 minutes ago, sml910 said:

I interviewed 6/21 and was accepted - I will be attending, based entirely on my interview day! The interview day was hands down the best interview day I’ve ever had - very organized, very efficient, and completely relaxed. The MMI was not something you can prepare for, other than being in touch with yourself and your experiences. They just want to see how you think and how you respond to situations. I found it really fun, engaging and interesting. 

I fell in love with this program from the interview day. The program director was so deeply passionate about the program and was so sincere, her enthusiasm was infectious. You could tell how much she actually cared about all of the students, which is fairly unique given the scope of the program director’s role. Every single student and faculty member that I met that day was so humble, kind, and genuine. There wasn’t a single hint of a competitive nature on the campus, which I loved. It was a collaborative atmosphere comprised of people that seemed to really care about supporting each other. This was really important to me, as I went to Northwestern, which had the exact opposite culture. The facility was very nice, convenient, and easy to navigate. Lots of little perks to make life a little easier on students. Tons of resources on campus. So much opportunity for advanced clinical access - the director mentioned you can sit in on grand rounds any time you would like and there’s tons of opportunities like that. Cadaver labs aren’t available at all schools so this was also important to me. This list got lengthy so I’m sorry but important to share because I had no idea how badly I wanted to go to Rush until I went to that interview, and it changed everything for me! 

Good luck to everyone and see whoever ends up here in May!! 😊

congrats on your acceptance! i can't wait to see the program in september, hopefully i'll have a similar experience 🙂

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I know this program is competitive to get into. I have a high GPA (3.9) an average GRE score (304) and just barely hit the minimum 1000 hours of PCE. I'm wondering, since there are only 30 seats in the program and many people have been accepted already, is it worth it for me to apply to this program?

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