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Hey all! First year PA student here. I didn’t hear about an interview until 9/23/19 and they gave us four days in October to choose from. With COVID, idk what that means for you guys but thought I’d s

Hey everybody!!!! Dylan here, president of the UCDavis PA class of 2021. I'm super excited for all of you guys submitting your CASPAs and getting ready to start your PA journey, whether it be the

Hey guys! I am an accepted student and will be starting this summer. It is super early in the game right now for UC Davis and a lot of California schools in general. UCD does not review apps until the

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Can i get the stats of those interviewed!? Thank you in advance!

I'm a first time applicant, cGPA: 3.8, sGPA: 3.55, PCE: 6000+, HCE: 3000+, volunteer: <100, shadowing: 25+. I submitted my CASPA the first week of June.

Are there any applicants who are interviewing on 10/30 :')? 

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On 8/4/2020 at 11:41 AM, Mmram said:

The Pre-PA podcas

 

On 8/4/2020 at 11:41 AM, Mmram said:

I was just listening to 'The Pre-PA podcast' where current UC Davis students were interviewed and one mentioned that next year there is a plan to completely separate PAs and NPs so I wonder if that means they will accept more pa students??

Btw listening to their experiences with the programs really validates my decision to apply here. It sounds like an amazing program that really cares for their students. But it is making me more anxious at the fact we still have a long time until we hear back!  

Oooo where can I listen to this podcast? Thank you in advance 🙂

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Looks like they are sending invites as people decline. Got an invite around 12:00. Interviewing on 10/27. I was feeling so down on myself so this is a relief. 

On 9/30/2020 at 8:23 AM, paschool2021 said:

 

Oooo where can I listen to this podcast? Thank you in advance 🙂

Just search “the Pre-Pa podcast” by Savannah Perry. It was from a couple weeks ago 😄

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Hi! First year PA student here hopefully answering some of the questions you have posed. Typically, interviews go out in one batch. If you get an interview invite after that it is due to someone declining their interview offer. There are people who have got in where this happened so don’t worry if you got an invite late! If you haven’t received an invite just yet, there is some hope but it could go either way at this point. I interviewed with someone who got an email inviting them the day before.
 

I see posts about the cost. Yes the cost is A LOT. It’s something that I struggled with in my head for sure but loans will cover. I haven’t had any issue covering costs thus far. Will you be in debt when you’re done? YES but that’s the name of the game honestly. Is UC Davis more expensive than many other programs? Yes. But when I say that there is a prestige about UC Davis...there is. They are known to be a top school and when someone hears that you got into Davis they are very impressed! Not to mention, students that come from Davis know their stuff. Before I got in, my clinic would take Davis students and they were on top of their game compared to other programs. At the end of the day, don’t spend a lot of time worrying about the cost. You’re gonna go where you get in. If you have multiple offers then you can worry about it. Go, interview, have the experience, and hopefully I’ll see you around campus next year! Let me know if you have any questions! 

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On 10/3/2020 at 5:01 PM, PA4521367 said:

Thank you for taking time out your day to post and give us more insight on UC Davis. 

Yes, I understand that being in debt and getting loans is "the name of the game" for most medical professions now a days. But the tuition cost at a public institution like UCD should not be this expensive and there should be no exceptions. The per semester tuition should not be more expensive than private schools like USC, which has way more name recognition than UCD. The name recognition of UCD only takes you so far in northern California, anywhere else it does not hold any significant recognition in my opinion.  I'm not sure if you're able to confirm that UC Davis PA students take similar if not the same courses alongside NP students and if the course curriculums as stated above are truly the same. 

Why I point this out, is because I don't think students should just stand by and take these absurd increases in tuition without holding the school accountable. As one program increases their tuition, other programs follow. So I feel that I am looking out for everyone when I bring topic like this up. Albeit, future PA students are going to take the bigger grunt of these unreasonable tuition hikes if nothing changes soon. I know that its difficult to get into a PA program and not everybody has the advantage of receiving multiple acceptances and having different options for what program they attend so I can see why some people have no choice and simply end up going to UCD. UC Davis's PA program tuition used to be very similar to the NP program in the past, it used to be 31k in 2014. But in 2015 they increased it by 100% and it went up to 110k for the entire program. At that time, NP tuition was not increased and it STAYED at 25k for instate and 38k for out of state students (2014), even though PA students took the same classes as NP students. Since then, the tuition for the PA program has increased to 138k in total, where the NP program has stayed at 30k per year. So I just hope that someone can address the concern and hopefully someone will bring this topic up during the interview. I am genuinely curious about why the tuition for the program has sky rocketed so quickly, despite being under the same "school of nursing". Many have brought this up in previous discussions and some have pointed out that that the PA students simply subsidize the cost for the NP students; which if true, is completely outrageous. 

I truly think that this is a legitimate concern that should be addressed. 

Hi, current 2nd year student here. I can confirm that for my cohort the NPs and PAs took exactly the same classes with zero difference for year 1. During orientation last year some brave souls asked why there is such a large difference in tuition for the PA and NP programs.  They told us that the school receives grants to cover much of the cost of the NP program, but not the PA program. They did not elaborate further. I suspect that it has something to do with the fact that it is a nursing school and the NPs are nurses, but that's just a guess. I do wish it was more equal, especially since many of the NP students are able to pay much of their tuition out of pocket because of their large nursing salaries (many are still working) and much lower tuition.

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Hi everyone! Congrats to those of you who got interview invites! That’s so exciting! 

I wanted to ask and see if there was anyone else who got an invitation to complete the graduate studies application. I got an email on 9/25 saying that the application was open. I submitted it last week but I’m pretty confused with the timeline now, since interview invitations were sent out last week too! Anyone else with the same experience?

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On 9/29/2020 at 9:19 PM, ambschen said:

I'm a first time applicant, cGPA: 3.8, sGPA: 3.55, PCE: 6000+, HCE: 3000+, volunteer: <100, shadowing: 25+. I submitted my CASPA the first week of June.

Are there any applicants who are interviewing on 10/30 :')? 

Join this forum: 10/30/2020 Interview group

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