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“When Do You Hear Back from Medical Schools for Interviews?”
The time in between submitting your medical school application and hearing back from medical schools for interviews can be stressful, to say the least. For many, this period can feel like a time of “hurry up and wait” – you’ve put so much time, effort, and care into your primary and secondary applications to get them just right and submitted promptly, only for everything to feel like it hits an absolute standstill, as the time between application and response crawls by. Compulsively refreshing your inbox may seem like the natural thing to do, and – depending on your location (i.e., the U.S., Canada, or the U.K.) – it may be difficult to get a clear answer when you try to figure out when you will hear back from medical schools for interviews.
In this blog, we’ll give you some insights into the timeline for interview invitations in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., and offer some ideas for getting through this difficult period and using the waiting time wisely.
Preparing for the Physician Assistant School Interview
Compared to professions like physician and nurse, Physician Assistant (PA) is a relatively new category of medical service occupation. With the first PA class graduating from Duke University in 1967, a new kind of medical profession was established, with the goal of offsetting a shortage of primary care physicians and increasing patients' access to care. The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) was established the following year in 1968, and the field has continued to undergo continued growth, accreditation, and refinement in the years since. Still, knowledge around the role of a PA remains considerably less widespread than more traditional medical roles, so a key aspect of the PA interview is demonstrating your understanding of this particular role and vocation, and specifically articulating why this medical career is the best choice for you. As such, many PA school interview questions will probe your understanding of the role, scope of practice, and professional challenges associated with becoming a Physician Assistant.
The PA School Interview
In terms of interview format, note that some PA interviews will include a Multiple Mini Interview (with MMI questions), some will have traditional or panel type interviews or group interviews, and some programs may require CASPer, so be sure to check with each school to prepare effectively. Here is a link to help with your CASPer test prep, and here is a definitive guide to the Multiple Mini Interview with MMI practice questions.
As well, on top of PA-specific questions, you should prepare for more general interview questions, such as, “Tell me about yourself” and “What is your greatest weakness?” This post will focus on 10 PA school interview questions specific to this particular profession, but traditional interview questions are also fair game.
PA School Interview Question 1: What is a PA?
Hopefully, it goes without saying that you should have a firm understanding of the role and scope of practice of a PA long before getting to the interview stage.
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This blog lists the medical schools located in Nebraska and outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Nebraska.
Nebraska's relatively small population is nonetheless served by two medical schools, making it a state which has opportunities for out-of-state applicants, as well as students looking to gain exposure to clinical medicine in suburban and rural settings.