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Methodist University PA Program, c/o 2015

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Hello! I was just accepted to MUPAP a few days ago. I thought I'd start a thread and see if anyone else who reads this forum has also been accepted. Any other future Monarch PA students out there?

 

I'm so psyched -- ready to meet my classmates and start school! Not sure if I will make it the next 11 months without having my head implode/explode with excitement!

 

-Erika

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Congratulations Erika! I have not interviewed yet with MU but did apply back in June. Just wondering if you could offer any details as to how soon you found out you were accepted and how the interview went!! This waiting is so hard!

 

Thanks for any help you can offer,

Heather

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I received a response in 9 days. Heather, as for the interview itself...I don't know how to describe it other than to say the faculty members and students were incredibly kind and helpful. I have heard and read about a lot of programs that are out to "get" you in interviews. I didn't get that feeling at Methodist. Certainly, I was nervous, but that goes without saying. The interviewers didn't try to make things worse. From what I was asked, I think they are just trying to make sure you're aware of the nature of being a physician assistant, and they're trying to make sure you're prepared for the rigor of the program. Best wishes to you....let me know how things turn out!

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Congrats to everyone who has been accepted!! I am in the class of 2014 and am so glad you all are choosing to attend Methodist. When you are assigned a PA buddy make sure you utilize them and ask any questions you might have. Also, if you have any additional questions you can feel free to email me at lelovette@student.methodist.edu. Well, guess i'll get back to studying for exams but again congrats and PLEASE enjoy your free time while you have it lol.

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TarheelGirl, I haven't checked this thread in awhile until just now. I hope this info will still be useful. At this point, I cannot remember all the questions I was asked. I remember a few: "Why PA school instead of med school?" "Why MU instead of your alma mater?" (I went to Duke for undergrad, and they have a PA school.) "Strengths/weaknesses?" While there are some questions that will be the same for all applicants, I would assume a good deal of questions are applicant-specific. So you may get some/all/none of these questions. Regardless of the questions you are asked, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of being genuine, making eye contact, smiling, answering concisely (they will ask you for more information if they want elaboration), and being professional. I applied for last year's class as well and did not get accepted. I BOMBED the interview....You talk about wanting to shrivel up and die in a corner somewhere...Ugh. Pretty much whatever you could do wrong, I did it. I experienced some serious self-loathing after that interview. In addition to doing poorly with eye contact and not smiling enough (or at all, because I was terrified at the interview), I responded to some questions with "canned" answers instead of answers that belonged to me. I also rambled in some responses, because I let my nervousness take over. Finally, I answered one question with a subject that was close -- too close -- to my heart and lost my composure. I believe any school interviewing you needs to know you are able to be professional, and if you cross the line and are unable to maintain composure....not good. I hope some of this information is useful to you and any other applicant applying to MU.

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Thank you very much, this was indeed helpful! It is nice when I hear that they want genuine "conversation" if you will, with eye contact, smiles, etc. Should I get an interview, I think that will be the best way to ease the nerves. Thanks!

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