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Has anyone who interviewed with this program had a very negative experience?

 

I interviewed today and honestly I'm unsure I could consider attending even if the opportunity presented itself (seems doubtful). My first individual interview was a great experience and I think it went well. The entire second interview was a disaster. During the whole interview, I was asked one question over halfway into it. Apart from this, the person interviewing me spent the rest of the time making rather derogatory, rude comments about where I am from, how long I have been out of school, how it is unlikely I will make it through PA school because of this, how at the very best I should expect a waitlist anywhere (which I not only find rude but unprofessional in an interview setting--like honestly save it for the email...it's just unnecessary during an interview). I'm very confused. I was excited about this opportunity and program, but if I'm such a hopeless cause I don't get why I was invited to interview in the first place. 

 

This seems like such a great program, faculty, facilities, etc. so I'm curious if my experience is out of the ordinary because I found it strange. I was really hoping to have a shot at joining the next class. Like I said, my first interview was incredible and a positive experience but the second individual interview has left me nothing short of discouraged about this entire process and the program.

 

Either way, I wish you all the best if you have accepted a seat and/or for good news if you interviewed today.

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Received a interview for 9/26 yesterday. This will be my first interview! I am super excited to hopefully chat with some of you!!

Received an interview this evening for August 1st! CASPA verified 06/07. Looking forward to meeting you all on Zoom! 

Just got an interview invite! 🙂 CASPA verified 05/29, Mary Baldwin "your application is under review" email 06/04

12 minutes ago, georgia20 said:

Has anyone who interviewed with this program had a very negative experience?

 

I interviewed today and honestly I'm unsure I could consider attending even if the opportunity presented itself (seems doubtful). My first individual interview was a great experience and I think it went well. The entire second interview was a disaster. During the whole interview, I was asked one question over halfway into it. Apart from this, the person interviewing me spent the rest of the time making rather derogatory, rude comments about where I am from, how long I have been out of school, how it is unlikely I will make it through PA school because of this, how at the very best I should expect a waitlist anywhere (which I not only find rude but unprofessional in an interview setting--like honestly save it for the email...it's just unnecessary during an interview). I'm very confused. I was excited about this opportunity and program, but if I'm such a hopeless cause I don't get why I was invited to interview in the first place. 

 

This seems like such a great program, faculty, facilities, etc. so I'm curious if my experience is out of the ordinary because I found it strange. I was really hoping to have a shot at joining the next class. Like I said, my first interview was incredible and a positive experience but the second individual interview has left me nothing short of discouraged about this entire process.

 

Either way, I wish you all the best if you have accepted a seat and/or for good news if you interviewed today.

I’m so sorry that you had this experience. I also interviewed today and had nothing but the best experience. I’m glad you had one positive experience and I hope it doesn’t discourage you!

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5 minutes ago, Alexis02 said:

I’m so sorry that you had this experience. I also interviewed today and had nothing but the best experience. I’m glad you had one positive experience and I hope it doesn’t discourage you!

Thank you! That's very sweet! I definitely feel like a bit of an outlier from what I've found lol. I hope you get an acceptance soon!!!

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On 9/26/2020 at 9:17 PM, georgia20 said:

Has anyone who interviewed with this program had a very negative experience?

 

I interviewed today and honestly I'm unsure I could consider attending even if the opportunity presented itself (seems doubtful). My first individual interview was a great experience and I think it went well. The entire second interview was a disaster. During the whole interview, I was asked one question over halfway into it. Apart from this, the person interviewing me spent the rest of the time making rather derogatory, rude comments about where I am from, how long I have been out of school, how it is unlikely I will make it through PA school because of this, how at the very best I should expect a waitlist anywhere (which I not only find rude but unprofessional in an interview setting--like honestly save it for the email...it's just unnecessary during an interview). I'm very confused. I was excited about this opportunity and program, but if I'm such a hopeless cause I don't get why I was invited to interview in the first place. 

 

This seems like such a great program, faculty, facilities, etc. so I'm curious if my experience is out of the ordinary because I found it strange. I was really hoping to have a shot at joining the next class. Like I said, my first interview was incredible and a positive experience but the second individual interview has left me nothing short of discouraged about this entire process and the program.

 

Either way, I wish you all the best if you have accepted a seat and/or for good news if you interviewed today.

In all the interviews I've had so far, the faculty have been so nice and friendly but I did not get the same feel in this interview. One person started berating me about being an EMT, which I had thought was something that looked good on applications. I think I felt the same discouragement as you did 😞  

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@georgia20 @MPAapplying wow, i'm so sorry to hear about the bad interview experiences. I really think you should report this to the admissions office because that is really unprofessional and discouraging. I wonder if it is the same faculty or person who did this to both of you. The school, faculty, and facilities seem good but in any case, I will keep that in mind when I make my decision to go to this school or not...

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1 minute ago, schmi1mn said:

I got waitlisted this afternoon. Something is better than nothing! Email came in around 4:30 EST. Congrats to those who were accepted, and good luck to everyone during the rest of the cycle!

I was also waitlisted around the same time, fingers crossed for good news going forward for us both! Congratulations to everyone who was accepted! 

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@MPAapplying I am so sorry you had a similar experience. I hope you find a program that values you and sees what you have to offer! I would personally love to have EMT experience and have never heard of this being a negative thing before.

@Annabunni I decided to send feedback at some point in the future! I want to remove myself from the experience a little longer so I can give more neutral feedback lol but I definitely plan on doing so.

 

Also received a waitlist spot this afternoon. I’m wondering if they waitlist everyone not accepted since it seems a lot of people received waitlist spots in the interviews this cycle. 

Congrats to those who received an acceptance!

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On 9/26/2020 at 9:17 PM, georgia20 said:

Has anyone who interviewed with this program had a very negative experience?

 

I interviewed today and honestly I'm unsure I could consider attending even if the opportunity presented itself (seems doubtful). My first individual interview was a great experience and I think it went well. The entire second interview was a disaster. During the whole interview, I was asked one question over halfway into it. Apart from this, the person interviewing me spent the rest of the time making rather derogatory, rude comments about where I am from, how long I have been out of school, how it is unlikely I will make it through PA school because of this, how at the very best I should expect a waitlist anywhere (which I not only find rude but unprofessional in an interview setting--like honestly save it for the email...it's just unnecessary during an interview). I'm very confused. I was excited about this opportunity and program, but if I'm such a hopeless cause I don't get why I was invited to interview in the first place. 

 

This seems like such a great program, faculty, facilities, etc. so I'm curious if my experience is out of the ordinary because I found it strange. I was really hoping to have a shot at joining the next class. Like I said, my first interview was incredible and a positive experience but the second individual interview has left me nothing short of discouraged about this entire process and the program.

 

Either way, I wish you all the best if you have accepted a seat and/or for good news if you interviewed today.

I was in the interview on saturday as well. I had two good one on one interviews but i thought the student q&a was odd.. it seemed to me that the students didn't really like mary baldwin. I just got bad vibes. I actually was accepted but I am thinking of turning it down. I'm sorry you had a bad experience. Interviews can be so hard 

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On 9/28/2020 at 7:57 PM, gabbyfo1 said:

congrats to everyone accepted! I was a late applicant and had an interview this past Saturday. I was invited for the interview on Wednesday and was placed on the waitlist. For someone who had a few days to prepare I am pretty proud of myself but fingers crossed for good news soon, loved their program!

Can you clarify what you mean by "late applicant"? When did your CASPA get verified/when did you submit? (sorry for late night response--what's good night shift? 😉 )

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13 hours ago, MPAhopeful said:

Can you clarify what you mean by "late applicant"? When did your CASPA get verified/when did you submit? (sorry for late night response--what's good night shift? 😉 )

I submitted my application to CASPA mid September (9/14) then verified the next day or two. I got my confirmation email from Mary Baldwin on the 21st of September and received the invite for the interview on 9/26 on 9/23. It was a very quick turn around and had 3 days to prepare so proud of myself for getting as far as I did! They gave me the option to interview on 9/26 or in October since it was so last minute for me. Consider myself a late applicant because it seemed like most people submitted super early!

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On 10/7/2020 at 2:57 PM, gabbyfo1 said:

I submitted my application to CASPA mid September (9/14) then verified the next day or two. I got my confirmation email from Mary Baldwin on the 21st of September and received the invite for the interview on 9/26 on 9/23. It was a very quick turn around and had 3 days to prepare so proud of myself for getting as far as I did! They gave me the option to interview on 9/26 or in October since it was so last minute for me. Consider myself a late applicant because it seemed like most people submitted super early!

Thank you!

I submitted soon after you and definitely freaked for no reason--got the interview invite today. 🙂  Good luck!!!

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