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Just gave up my acceptance here! Good luck everyone this is an amazing program!

Anybody in the same boat at me? I’m getting a little nervous and starting to think the long wait may be just a delayed rejection. Submitted June 5th, verified June 6th, submitted my supplemental May 2

same here! kind of hoping that my application is being rolled over instead of straight up rejected. 

4 minutes ago, j138l642 said:

Congratulations!

Do you mind sharing your stats?

 

Thank you and of course! Also, I'm out-of-state!

  • BS in Health Science with Biology Minor
  • cGPA: 3.94
  • sGPA: 3.95
  • Last 60 GPA: 4.0
  • GRE: 315 (q:160,v155,AW:5)
  • PCE: 1320 as ER Tech
  • Shadowing: 56 (24 Surgeon/PA, 32 Hospital PA)
  • Volunteer: 440 (disaster relief/summer camp/misc.)
  • LOR: ER Doc, ER manager, professor

Any other questions, feel free to ask!

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2 hours ago, egu1723 said:

So I submitted my SIU Med School App and my CASPA is verified, do I need to take another step in order for those to reach SIU in order for them to see my application as a whole? 
TIA

Are you referring to the graduate school application? If so, as long as you complete that and the CASPA application and pay your supplemental fee, there's nothing more to do. You should recieve two emails, one that says.. 

Greetings from Southern Illinois University (SIU) Graduate School. Your application has been received. 

And another that says...

Thank you for your application to the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine (SM) Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Your CASPA application has been received and it is being processed. 

Hope that helps!

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Hey everyone! Here is my personal timeline, hopefully it's a help to some of you! Good luck!

Submitted: May 18th

Received: May 28th

Interview invite: May 31st

Interviewed: July 8th

Accepted: July 9th

 

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2 hours ago, hlilj said:

Hey everyone! Here is my personal timeline, hopefully it's a help to some of you! Good luck!

Submitted: May 18th

Received: May 28th

Interview invite: May 31st

Interviewed: July 8th

Accepted: July 9th

 

Wow congratulations!

That was a very quick turnaround for ya!

Do you mind sharing your stats? 

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23 minutes ago, j138l642 said:

Wow congratulations!

That was a very quick turnaround for ya!

Do you mind sharing your stats? 

Thank you! and sure! I am in state.

  • Will graduate in May 2020 with a BS in biology pre-med w/ psychology minor
  • All GPA's: 4.0
  • GRE: 320 (q 159, v 161, w 5.5)
  • PCE: 550 hours as a CNA in a nursing home and nurse technician in my school's student health center
  • Only 10 hours shadowing a PA
  • Volunteer: Many hours of fundraising and going on trips (don't remember the exact number off the top of my head)
  • LOR: professor, adviser, NP

I also play varsity soccer at the college I attend. I feel my experiences in sports and volunteering, high GPA, and strong personal statement made up for my low PCE.

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44 minutes ago, hlilj said:

Thank you! and sure! I am in state.

  • Will graduate in May 2020 with a BS in biology pre-med w/ psychology minor
  • All GPA's: 4.0
  • GRE: 320 (q 159, v 161, w 5.5)
  • PCE: 550 hours as a CNA in a nursing home and nurse technician in my school's student health center
  • Only 10 hours shadowing a PA
  • Volunteer: Many hours of fundraising and going on trips (don't remember the exact number off the top of my head)
  • LOR: professor, adviser, NP

I also play varsity soccer at the college I attend. I feel my experiences in sports and volunteering, high GPA, and strong personal statement made up for my low PCE.

First off, congratulations! I have an interview coming up August 19th! You can see my stats a few posts above... do you have any tips to prepare for the interview??

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48 minutes ago, gbrown33 said:

First off, congratulations! I have an interview coming up August 19th! You can see my stats a few posts above... do you have any tips to prepare for the interview??

Thank you! Congrats to you as well. This is going to seem lame but honestly the only tip I can give is to be yourself. Know how to articulate the major life events that have brought you to where you are. Everyone is so kind there. They want to get to know you, not the person you may be trying to be to look "good". The interviews are laid back and feel more like a conversation. The only other thing I would say is to familiarize yourself with PBL because you get to attend a session! Good luck!

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21 hours ago, gbrown33 said:

Are you referring to the graduate school application? If so, as long as you complete that and the CASPA application and pay your supplemental fee, there's nothing more to do. You should recieve two emails, one that says.. 

Greetings from Southern Illinois University (SIU) Graduate School. Your application has been received. 

And another that says...

Thank you for your application to the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine (SM) Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Your CASPA application has been received and it is being processed. 

Hope that helps!

Super helpful thank you so much!

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Hey everyone! I also attended the July 8th interview and got accepted July 9! I second everything said previously. Best way to prepare is just to relax (as much as possible, interviews are inherently stressful!) and be yourself! The whole interview process felt more like a way for them to get to know you and to make sure you're a good fit for the program. I actually enjoyed the whole interview day experience!

My stats (for those that would like to see them):

GPA: Overall - 3.74 Science - 3.68 (includes undergraduate and graduate level coursework)

GRE: 161 V 160 Q

PCE: ~1500 hours as a MA in a surgical clinic

Volunteer: ~800 hours in various leadership, education, community service activities

Shadowing: 10 hours

LOR: PA I shadowed and work with, MD I work with, Professor/Mentor from undergrad

Hope that helps! Good luck to everyone else with interviews coming up!

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Anyone who took an upper physiology course can I ask where you took it? I live in Chicago and I’ve tried searching for a class that fulfills this requirement but I haven’t found anything. I’m going to send my application soon and the only thing I’m missing is this class. Thanks!

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3 hours ago, Kellyz said:

Anyone who took an upper physiology course can I ask where you took it? I live in Chicago and I’ve tried searching for a class that fulfills this requirement but I haven’t found anything. I’m going to send my application soon and the only thing I’m missing is this class. Thanks!

Not from Illinois, so I can't help you there. However, I took a sophomore (2000  level) A&P at my university in Arkansas, and they counted that even though it wasn't technically considered upper division (ex. 3000 or 4000 level). So if you can't find upper level, maybe check for sophomore level. Hope that helps!

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13 hours ago, Mari11 said:

Do they leave a message if you don’t answer? If no, can you give a number to look out for? Maybe last four digits? This is my biggest fear, but so far no rejection emails or letters so that’s good I think.

They left a message for me. Last four digits were 5527.

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On 8/2/2019 at 4:57 PM, Focus21 said:

For the grad application on their website what year is it? Also what profession is selected because I did not see PA listed. 

I am having the same issue. I can't submit the application unless I select a program and there isn't an option.

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