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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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22 minutes ago, JBlack said:

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?

competitiveness is a relative term. i have been denied from programs that are deemed "not competitive" and have been offered interviews to several that are regarded as "very competitive." there is still plenty of time left before the application closes. I would go ahead and apply! you never know!

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Applied 7/11, waitlisted today for an interview!

Good luck to everyone and congrats to those who’ve been accepted!

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35 minutes ago, AndrewPowell said:

Still haven’t heard anything 😅 Verified 5/30

I’m in the same situation, verified 5/30 as well

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27 minutes ago, tnadler said:

I’m in the same situation, verified 5/30 as well

Same here

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1 hour ago, Dhamz said:

Same here

Maybe that’s good? Having a bunch of people on the same day that haven’t heard back? Maybe the next batch of interviews? I don’t know, holding onto anything positive at this point 

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Hi everyone, 

I ended up emailing on Friday afternoon to inquire about an update. Yesterday (Monday) morning they wrote back and said to check back in the end of August if I'd not heard further. I then got an invite for the 09/13 interview a few minutes later! I know there was one interview back in June. Have there been any others? 

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33 minutes ago, ccallen5 said:

Hi everyone, 

I ended up emailing on Friday afternoon to inquire about an update. Yesterday (Monday) morning they wrote back and said to check back in the end of August if I'd not heard further. I then got an invite for the 09/13 interview a few minutes later! I know there was one interview back in June. Have there been any others? 

Did they send the invite to you via email or phone call?

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I got an interview for 9/13 yesterday as well! Super excited, but it seems like we’re in the later rounds of interviewing. Nevertheless I’m grateful I got one! I applied mid June and got verified in a week or so.


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13 hours ago, AndrewPowell said:

Did they send the invite to you via email or phone call?

They emailed me. 

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Did anybody have issues filling out the supplemental application question about anything else you would like to add? I contacted the program because I could not get anything to save and they said just to not put anything in that question because they will not see it anyway. Anybody else hear anything about this?

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5 hours ago, tgd0303 said:

About how long after the interview did it take to hear back? 

I heard back seven days later. Good luck!

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On 7/25/2019 at 3:01 PM, 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!! 😊

I started a new thread for those of us who accepted seats. Drop by!

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I was waitlisted for an interview today, a bit disappointed because I interviewed last year and was waitlisted for acceptance 😞 But hopefully they are responding to applicants who have been waiting for an update for a while now! 

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I was waitlisted for an interview on 7/8, and just now received another (?) email telling me the exact same thing. Weird. Anyone else get a second email?

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Just now, emmaidk said:

I was waitlisted for an interview on 7/8, and just now received another (?) email telling me the exact same thing. Weird. Anyone else get a second email?

I never received a first email, but I also got an email today waitlisting me for an interview!

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42 minutes ago, emmaidk said:

I was waitlisted for an interview on 7/8, and just now received another (?) email telling me the exact same thing. Weird. Anyone else get a second email?

I got a second waitlist email for an interview! I’m going to respond and make sure I’m still on the waitlist and ask if there are any other updates.

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Confirmed 5/30, emailed them an original email on 7/19 asking for my status, was told 2-3 more weeks. Emailed again on 8/9, and they said it would be an additional 4 weeks due to the large number of applicants. Anyone else in the same boat? 

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13 minutes ago, AndrewPowell said:

Confirmed 5/30, emailed them an original email on 7/19 asking for my status, was told 2-3 more weeks. Emailed again on 8/9, and they said it would be an additional 4 weeks due to the large number of applicants. Anyone else in the same boat? 

I have yet to hear too since being verified 5/30

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15 minutes ago, AndrewPowell said:

Confirmed 5/30, emailed them an original email on 7/19 asking for my status, was told 2-3 more weeks. Emailed again on 8/9, and they said it would be an additional 4 weeks due to the large number of applicants. Anyone else in the same boat? 

Me! They told me to wait till the end of August....so we will see

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23 hours ago, jc0863 said:

I got a second waitlist email for an interview! I’m going to respond and make sure I’m still on the waitlist and ask if there are any other updates.

This was the response I received:

Thank you for your continued interest in the PA program at Rush University. We apologize for the duplicate email but we were contacted by CASPA stating that they had reports of email delivery issues to specific email domains, so we resent some of our correspondences so help ensure they were received. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused and at this time I have confirmed you are still on the waitlist for an interview.

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I got an interview offer for September 27! Anyone in the same boat? For those accepted, any tips?? Thanks and good luck everyone!

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