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On 5/8/2020 at 10:12 PM, TylerV said:

Hello everyone! Getting the chat started to we can start exchanging thoughts and ideas. Good luck!

Good luck! I'm going to be submitting my application to this program in the next few days.

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9 minutes ago, margirlxo3 said:

Did anyone who submitted their application receive a confirmation email? I havent received anything. 

I have not received anything and I applied on the 7th.

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2 hours ago, margirlxo3 said:

Did anyone who submitted their application receive a confirmation email? I havent received anything. 

I have not received anything either. Submitted and verified as of yesterday. Judging from last years thread, applicants didn’t receive confirmation/links to supplementals until about the second week of June, so this is normal. 

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22 hours ago, TylerV said:

I have not received anything and I applied on the 7th.

I have not received anything either. Applied same day as you!

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4 minutes ago, kmendie said:

I have not received anything either. Applied same day as you!

According to previous threads, I don't believe we will get anything until around the first week of June, if my memory serves me well

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16 minutes ago, TylerV said:

According to previous threads, I don't believe we will get anything until around the first week of June, if my memory serves me well

I did see those comments. Was getting anxious because I know there is a supplemental for this program.

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15 minutes ago, kmendie said:

I did see those comments. Was getting anxious because I know there is a supplemental for this program.

There were no essays on the supplemental last year.

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Hey everybody, I was interviewed by PCOM last cycle but ultimately was not offered a seat.

I'm applying again this year and happy to talk about my experience with the interview process, and what I would have done differently.

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56 minutes ago, AndrewsOkay said:

Hey everybody, I was interviewed by PCOM last cycle but ultimately was not offered a seat.

I'm applying again this year and happy to talk about my experience with the interview process, and what I would have done differently.

Yes please do share!!

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1 hour ago, Erskinesimone38 said:

Yes please do share!!

So, interviews consisted of what was around 2 hours of tours and an informational session, followed by the actual interview.

I was actually shocked at how short the interviews were. They only spoke to each student for about 20-30 minutes each.

As for what I'd do differently, I think my answers were too rehearsed. They were really good at side stepping the typical PA school interview questions, and asked a lot of personal questions I wasn't quite prepared for. The best advice I can give is be flexivle ans answer the questions they ask, not the ones you wish they asked or prepared for.

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Thank you for sharing that. I didn't apply to this school last cycle and only applied to 1, and got an interview, however your experience is exactly what I experienced as well. Hopefully now with that in mind, we will get accepted the second time around! Good luck!

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On 5/20/2020 at 12:39 PM, TylerV said:

According to previous threads, I don't believe we will get anything until around the first week of June, if my memory serves me well

That's good to know. I was starting to panic as I've been verified for two weeks now with no follow up, haha.

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Hey everyone! I'll be submitting my application this upcoming week. Good luck to everyone 🙂 this is so exciting and nerve wracking at the same time lol

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I am a first time applicant and only an upcoming senior in college, PCOM is my top choice, but I know my PCE is limited, I am waiting until beginning of August to apply, as I heard from an admissions employee that they start interviewing in August. I know it’s late in the game to be applying, but I would like to have as many PCE hours as possible. I will have about 500 at the time of app, hopefully more. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or suggestions if you have already submitted or are a reapplicant. Best of luck to everyone! 🙂 

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On 5/20/2020 at 10:32 PM, AndrewsOkay said:

Hey everybody, I was interviewed by PCOM last cycle but ultimately was not offered a seat.

I'm applying again this year and happy to talk about my experience with the interview process, and what I would have done differently.

Hey, I was wondering if you could share your stats and what do you think impeded your acceptance last year?

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46 minutes ago, AlexisA said:

Hey, I was wondering if you could share your stats and what do you think impeded your acceptance last year?

Of course!

B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology 

cGPA: 3.47

sGPA: 3.60

PCE: 8000+ Hours  (EMT, Urgent Care Tech, Phlebotomist)

Healthcare: 1500 Hours (Medical Laboratory Scientist)

Shadowing: 80 Hours (ER PA / Preceptor)

Leadership: 20 Hours (Developing Alumni Program)

 

Letters of Rec: 1 MD, 1 MD/PhD, 1 PhD, 2 Academic

 

Comparing myself based to others who were offered an interview last year, my GPA is actually a little on the lower side.

But, I think the main reason that I wasn't offered acceptance is that I gave a very weak interview. Since they only interview students for 20 minutes, you really have to make sure that yours is all killer no filler. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to work in the best parts about me as an applicant, and I flubbed a few questions because I wasn't prepared for them.

PCOM is VERY good at side-stepping the usual PA interview questions, and asking questions you aren't prepared for.

I hope that helps!

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