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24 minutes ago, thelongglass said:

 

Ditto on the MMI! I had a superficial look at the website, but didn't see anything about MMIs. When Doris said resources can be found online, maybe she meant generally. 

The MMI situations are really similar to the CASPER situations. You'll have a little prompt, a couple mins to prepare, and then go into it. One might be dealing with an angry patient, another an unethical coworker, etc. Read their mission statement and vision, they are really passionate about that and likely will have an MMI about treating an underserved population or some other aspect of their vision that they just want you to discuss. Honestly the sit down interviews were really easy last year, and the MMIs a bit stressful. 

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34 minutes ago, Jisaac6 said:

How many people do they accept


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Last year they interviewed 167 and accepted 64 applicants. 

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40 minutes ago, pizo27 said:

The MMI situations are really similar to the CASPER situations. You'll have a little prompt, a couple mins to prepare, and then go into it. One might be dealing with an angry patient, another an unethical coworker, etc. Read their mission statement and vision, they are really passionate about that and likely will have an MMI about treating an underserved population or some other aspect of their vision that they just want you to discuss. Honestly the sit down interviews were really easy last year, and the MMIs a bit stressful. 

Did you get in last year? Was the A and P exam difficult? 

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19 minutes ago, Thehopefulone said:

Did you get in last year? Was the A and P exam difficult? 

I did. It was just a general exam of medical and foundational science knowledge, nothing terrible. I don't think there's any way to study for it. Our professors have talked quite a bit about the admission process throughout our first couple semesters, but that exam remains a mystery! Rumor mill is that it just helps organize the groups they put us in, but I don't put much stock in when my classmates say, "well Doris said this when I was talking to her..." Haha. 

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18 hours ago, briannamello said:

Received an interview offer for 11/16 at the St. George Campus! Anyone else?

I’ll be there! I’m flying in from Portland on Friday and will probably head up to Zion for a hike. I leave early Sunday morning. 

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I was rejected by UVU and Utah; not even offered an interview.

If it helps anyone, here are my stats:

Direct patient hours ~1500 at time of submission

Addt'l healthcare hours ~5000 (mostly in pharmacy)

GPA 3.7, Science 3.5

No religious affiliation, married with kids, working full-time and full-time student for the last 4 years.

No volunteer hours

 

Good luck, guys.

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On 10/9/2019 at 12:20 AM, hadia said:

can some one who got an interview share their stats please

 

6 year veteran, 2200 volunteer hours with Hospital Corpsmen, 25 PA shadowing hours under 3 different specialties, cGPA 3.7, sGPA 3.4, prerequisite courses completed and degree done this semester.

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On 10/8/2019 at 10:20 PM, hadia said:

can some one who got an interview share their stats please

 

Over 20,000 hours of patient care mostly as a medic, a couple few thousand more hours of other healthcare experience, shadowed PAs in 5 or so specialties, have volunteered pretty consistently with the food bank, BBBS, and some other things, 3.4 overall, 3.6 science, just finished my bachelors this summer.

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Interviewing at the U on the 14th of Nov

Over 8700 hours of patient care as a molecular biology and genetics technologist and donor floor technician 

500 hours volunteer experience as a patient tech and lab intern 

patient tech trainer 100 hours 

STEM math and science (students with and without disabilities) tutor for 5 years 

graduated summa cum laude 3.97 gpa in forensic toxicology 

prerequisite GPA: 3.7

overall 3.9 

50+ hours shadowing a PA in urgent care that I tech for 

most of my patient care hours are not hands on, but I do work closely with MDs, PA etc across multiple specialities 

I’ve been out of school for several years working in research, academia, and clinical diagnostics. despite  having a strong GPA I do have a skeleton or two hiding in my post bac transcripts. So having one or even two discrepancy grades isn’t going to shut you out! Good luck everyone! 

 

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Interviewing on 11/21 at main campus.

PCE-22,000 Hrs,

sGPA= 4.0

cGPA-3.92

PA shadow- 150 hrs

Looking forward to meeting others.

 

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On 10/10/2019 at 8:56 AM, royalcuckoo said:

I’ll be there! I’m flying in from Portland on Friday and will probably head up to Zion for a hike. I leave early Sunday morning. 

 

On 10/9/2019 at 2:08 PM, briannamello said:

Received an interview offer for 11/16 at the St. George Campus! Anyone else?

I'll see you guys there! My fiancé and I will be driving up from Phoenix.

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For the person who wanted stats for someone who got an interview: GPA 3.78 science GPA 3.88 (nothing below an A after freshman year), a few thousand hours of volunteering and PCE as an MA, EMT, Spanish interpreter, and speech therapy assistant (4,000 or so), Utah resident for 4 years now. Shadowed for 20 hours or so, but worked really closely with PAs. I honestly think the fact that all of my jobs were associated with underserved communities had a large impact on getting the interview. I worked in rural medicine and also heavily with the Latino community in salt lake. 

 

Also if any of you are out of state and need accomodations for November 21, I don't have much but I do have a couch for you to sleep on, food to eat, a dog to cuddle, and a car! Let me know if you need anything 🙂 this process is already expensive enough before having to pay for a hotel and rental car.

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On 10/11/2019 at 12:49 PM, Willc said:

 

I'll see you guys there! My fiancé and I will be driving up from Phoenix.

Awesome! Looking forward to meeting you guys! 

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I was accepted elsewhere today. I just declined my interview for Nov 14. I hope this gives someone else an opportunity !


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On ‎10‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 8:06 AM, meggwong said:

Declined my interview, hope that gives someone else a chance! 🙂 

accepted to duke and interviewing at the U! wow megan, youre aweome haha

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On 10/15/2019 at 9:05 PM, mannneylucero said:

I received an interview on November 16th at the St. George campus! 🙂

 

On 10/14/2019 at 2:08 PM, Joyfeliz1 said:

I got an interview for Nov 16, st george campus

 

On 10/11/2019 at 12:49 PM, Willc said:

 

I'll see you guys there! My fiancé and I will be driving up from Phoenix.

 

On 10/10/2019 at 8:56 AM, royalcuckoo said:

I’ll be there! I’m flying in from Portland on Friday and will probably head up to Zion for a hike. I leave early Sunday morning. 

 

On 10/9/2019 at 2:08 PM, briannamello said:

Received an interview offer for 11/16 at the St. George Campus! Anyone else?

I will also be interviewing at the St. George campus on 11/16! I just received notification after being on their interview waitlist 🙂 I’ll be driving up from Vegas the day before, so let me know if any of you would like to meet up and get to know one another before the interview day!

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5 hours ago, biancak said:

 

 

 

 

I will also be interviewing at the St. George campus on 11/16! I just received notification after being on their interview waitlist 🙂 I’ll be driving up from Vegas the day before, so let me know if any of you would like to meet up and get to know one another before the interview day!

I'm down to meet up the night before if we want to get a group of us together and like have dinner somewhere so we can have some friendly faces the next day?

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