Is anyone attending QU for the PA class of 2018 on here. Good luck with the other apps and I hope they take you off the waitlist for an acceptance at RF! Sorry I haven't been on here to reply, I applied the first week of August and got notification for an interview the first week of October (to interview in October). I think it took so long for them to process my application because there was an issue going on with the application itself when I had contacted them previously, so it should be a lot quicker now :) Sray28, sorry to hear you were waitlisted :( but on the brightside you still have a chance, for sure!! I also found out I received a rejection from Indiana (I didn't have high hopes considering they only accept 4-5 students). I have been trying to get into PA school (physician assistant) for 2 years and it's so competitive that I haven't had any luck.
I was accepted to the program last November and am just waiting till may to start (finally! Its been a struggle trying to find housing so far, being so far away (Upper Michigan), and am curious how everyone else is doing! Good luck with the other apps and I hope they take you off the waitlist for an acceptance at RF! I really liked Drexel and Philadelphia is really nice. For now I'm working on WVU's app and waiting to hear from Maryland and Duke. Today I found the PA (pathology assistant) career by mistake (I knew they existed but never really looked into it) and realized that it was probably more along the lines of what I want to do.
It's hard for me to process that there are only 10 Path A schools in the country while there are 200 physician assistant schools!
if you don't get accepted it isn't the end of the world. As long as it's before the deadline you are still in the running. RFU and Quinn have rolling admissions ( Quinn already has their class full so FYI you would be considered for the class of 2019 I believe) while you are still in the rubningbit is more selective toward the end of the application cycle. I spoke with QU and they are still open for summer 2017. I have 5 years experience working in the clinical lab (microbiology and pathology) with significant grossing and autopsy experience.
Just hustle to get as much exposure and prepare for the next cycle! You should look into wvu who's app just opened and isn't due until May. They've accepted only two candidates so far but still have 22 seats open? One of the pathologists' assistant in my department wrote me a recommendation.
Actually, I couldn't find anything about acceptance rates.
Do you all know approximately how many applications the programs receive each year?
Could someone let me know what I should wear, what questions should I expect and they said the interview is 1.5 hours, Do they ever run over? Could someone let me know what I should wear, what questions should I expect and they said the interview is 1.5 hours, Do they ever run over? Rosalind Franklin's interview was basically like "speed interviewing". I agree that RF was much more formal than Drexel, but only 1 of my interviewers really stuck to a specific set of questions, the rest were more fluid/conversational.
I've read a few comments that it is informal, but I didn't think so. It was also my first interview so I felt much more nervous than I did going into Drexel's and it was in the middle of finals- so there was that added stress too. She told me before march first, but that was back in January.
There is no knowing what schools look for in an applicant, some favor experience, some grades, some gre etc. however, my gpa is just below 3.0 so hopefully I am still a strong candidate. I'm sure your experience in the lab can help make up for the low gpa.
if you don't get accepted it isn't the end of the world. They are clearly interested because you got an interview so stay confident! I just turned in a lot of applications not to long ago and I'm super stoked. Is there a lot of technical questions or more generic interview?
Just hustle to get as much exposure and prepare for the next cycle! I spoke with QU and they are still open for summer 2017. As far as the interview goes it was pretty generic. I'm a bit late to the game for this year's application cycle, but I'm still hoping. I have applied for this year at Rosalind Franklin and I was offered an interview today for 3/1. Also, does anyone know the odds of being accepted if you're offered an interview?