Accepted: Julia - Wayne State University


Overall GPA: 3.96

Science GPA: 3.98

GRE: 302, 4.5 writing

Total PCE hours: 1,700 when I submitted my application

Shadowing hours: 40- with Family Practice PA and ER PA

Other volunteer hours: 750

LORs: 4: one from a professor, one from my nurse manager, one from my volunteer supervisor, and one from the PA that I work with on my unit.

How many times did you apply?: 1

How many programs did you apply to? 10

How many programs did you interview with and what were the outcomes? So far two, I have been accepted to both! Still waiting on responses from 5 other schools..however I have already committed to a PA school.

Where will you be attending? Wayne State University

Anything you found surprising about interviews? The interviews were so different from each other. The important part is to be yourself, be confident, and try not to be intimated by the interviewers or other interviewees. It is also very important to show that you are prepared by doing mock interviews so you have an idea on what you can say to the basic questions. However, expect there to be some curve balls and questions asked that you have not thought about before..just try to answer your best!

Were there any helpful resources (books, websites, apps) you used to get through prerequisite courses, the application or interview process? Definitely the Physician Assistant School Interview Guide by Savanna Perry, PA-C! This book helped me to feel very prepared for my interviews and answered all the questions from appropriate dress code, to answers to ethical questions, to sending thank you letters.