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On 1/4/2021 at 11:02 PM, ThefuturePA said:

Good luck to everyone who has an interview in the next few weeks!! Hang in there if you didn’t get an interview because they can send you an interview invite at anytime! UT PAM is an exceptional program, the absolute best in my opinion coming from a current UT student. 

Thank you for your encouraging words. 

Through your experience- any advice on the MMI besides practicing? 

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Live look at all applicants frantically refreshing their emails daily waiting on Tampa interview email 

Not me checking this forum everyday.... Good luck everyone! Thought I'd check in to say still haven't heard anything and hoping for the best 🙂

I think those who did not get an invite (including me) will know something tomorrow. I know this is such a nerve racking process. I had no idea the application process would be so incredibly intense.

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5 hours ago, eschulte said:

Thank you for your encouraging words. 

Through your experience- any advice on the MMI besides practicing? 
I loved the MMI questions more than traditional interview. Even though they make it sound scary when other students talk about MMI, but for me. It was perfect! You have the opportunity to prove yourself multiple times instead of just one traditional interview. Best advice is read about MMI possible questions and familiarize yourself with current events Related To PA profession. That’s the best you can do and be yourself 

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1 hour ago, ThefuturePA said:
6 hours ago, eschulte said:

Thank you for your encouraging words. 

Through your experience- any advice on the MMI besides practicing? 
I loved the MMI questions more than traditional interview. Even though they make it sound scary when other students talk about MMI, but for me. It was perfect! You have the opportunity to prove yourself multiple times instead of just one traditional interview. Best advice is read about MMI possible questions and familiarize yourself with current events Related To PA profession. That’s the best you can do and be yourself 

Thank you 😊 

Additionally, while familiarizing yourself with the MMI process; did you practice these scenario questions with a colleague - As in the colleague was the interviewer simulating the station? If that makes sense lol. 

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17 hours ago, eschulte said:

Thank you 😊 

Additionally, while familiarizing yourself with the MMI process; did you practice these scenario questions with a colleague - As in the colleague was the interviewer simulating the station? If that makes sense lol. 

Yes. So I did a mock interview and I practiced asking questions to a colleague. We would do the same to each other. We got a lot out of it. We just asked questions, timed ourselves, wrote some of them down especially w traditional interview. I highly recommend that. It’s interesting, the colleague I found, we just asked each other on one of the PA platform to do that. It helped and both are benefiting. You will only remember more. We both got in to multiple programs 

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On 1/7/2021 at 2:06 PM, ThefuturePA said:

Yes. So I did a mock interview and I practiced asking questions to a colleague. We would do the same to each other. We got a lot out of it. We just asked questions, timed ourselves, wrote some of them down especially w traditional interview. I highly recommend that. It’s interesting, the colleague I found, we just asked each other on one of the PA platform to do that. It helped and both are benefiting. You will only remember more. We both got in to multiple programs 

Great! I will definitely work that in for practice. Thank you again 🙂

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Well 

1) I hope today’s interviewers did well whether in person or virtual. 
 

2) I agree with doing mock interviews especially by existing PAs, M.D., D.O or other medical professionals familiar with the interview process. I have been doing a couple with the various Military M.D. and PAs and it is helpful for the figuring out your tells such as stuttering, word choices, and habits. 
 

I have my interview the 15th and can’t wait to meet a few people.

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To current PA students: do you remember what/where the interview day lunch will be? I have some food allergies that I don’t particularly want to draw attention to on interview day 🙂  I was considering packing my own lunch, do you think this would be appropriate? 

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3 hours ago, EcstaticPA said:

To current PA students: do you remember what/where the interview day lunch will be? I have some food allergies that I don’t particularly want to draw attention to on interview day 🙂  I was considering packing my own lunch, do you think this would be appropriate? 

The lunch is on campus in a different building than the interview building. It was mushroom, potatoes, and green beans. As well as a separately packed salad, and cookies. I imagine it'll be different for each interview day though. I honestly wouldn't worry about it and just not eat, or just grab one of the small side items. Depending on your interview time, there is plenty of free time either before your interview or after to make sure you get something to eat and don't go hungry prior to the actual scheduled lunch. 

The lunch was a pretty chill environment. Instructors introduced themselves, and then you just kind of talked with other applicants at your table, and the instructors as they walked around. There were people who didn't eat or grab a plate. You would be fine not to, or just grab something small to nibble on. I can understand not wanting to stand out, but it was pretty low key, so I wouldn't let that stress you. If you did need to bring your own food, I don't think a single person would think it was inappropriate. 

Good luck on your interview.  

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Just now, bflorece said:

Hi everyone,

For those interviewing this Friday, has Christina sent an email for which groups we’re in? So far I’ve only received the general interview day info and agenda.

I haven’t received any additional emails either. I was assuming we’d be assigned groups when we got there! 

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11 minutes ago, Aztec1993 said:

I haven’t received any additional emails either. I was assuming we’d be assigned groups when we got there! 

You should be assigned groups prior to the interview day. Different groups interview at different times, could be a 2 hour difference. I'd expect an email soon about group assignment, a timeline outlining the day, time of your interview, etc... 

I believe mine came the week of the interview outlining everything. Keep an eye on your email, and maybe your junk email folder incase it is sent from a different email address. 

 

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48 minutes ago, BaxterC said:

You should be assigned groups prior to the interview day. Different groups interview at different times, could be a 2 hour difference. I'd expect an email soon about group assignment, a timeline outlining the day, time of your interview, etc... 

I believe mine came the week of the interview outlining everything. Keep an eye on your email, and maybe your junk email folder incase it is sent from a different email address. 

 

Awesome, thanks for your input! 

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15 hours ago, gr8jsp said:

Gave up my interview spot for Jan 29th. Good luck whoever gets it and those interviewing. 🙂

Omg I pray. I’m on the waitlist. And I’ve been literally praying for someone to cancel their interview spot (for all the right reasons of course - not wishing anything bad lol) but thank you thank you, I hope one of us hears something

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59 minutes ago, Dsimosmith said:

I am still waitlisted for an interview and I just keep praying I will get a call. Does anyone know how many people are on the interview waitlist? Good luck to everyone ! 

No clue how many are waitlisted, the program would not disclose the #. But I am also on the waitlist! A current student that I spoke to said a good number of students in their cohort got interview invites at the last minute, so stay hopeful ☺️

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On 1/4/2021 at 11:02 PM, ThefuturePA said:

Good luck to everyone who has an interview in the next few weeks!! Hang in there if you didn’t get an interview because they can send you an interview invite at anytime! UT PAM is an exceptional program, the absolute best in my opinion coming from a current UT student. 

As a current student- What do you love about the program ?

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