Any UCSF Mepn Applicants? - page 21

Hi everyone-- Has anyone else out there applied to the UCSF MEPN program? They're supposed to send out letters this month (December) for the interview process. Has anyone gotten a letter yet? Will... Read More

  1. by   birthrevolution
    Yeah, I try not to get too caught up in how "competitive" the program is. I figure I have the experience I have, I've written the best essay I can, and I've gotten great recommendations, and if that's not what they're looking for...their loss!

    I see a lot of people on different boards get too worked up about graduate admissions and I'm just not interested in stressing myself out that way. I feel like there are enough options for me to become a midwife that if this doesn't work out, I'll find another way!

    Good luck to you too!
  2. by   czyja
    Quote from birthrevolution
    Yeah, I try not to get too caught up in how "competitive" the program is. I figure I have the experience I have, I've written the best essay I can, and I've gotten great recommendations, and if that's not what they're looking for...their loss!

    I see a lot of people on different boards get too worked up about graduate admissions and I'm just not interested in stressing myself out that way. I feel like there are enough options for me to become a midwife that if this doesn't work out, I'll find another way!

    Good luck to you too!
    Good luck to you too!

    And frankly I think there is a chunk of it that is luck. You are right -there are many ways for us to reach our goals. I started this journey 5 years ago. I did not have an undergrad degree. These years have taught me the value of patience and persistence. If it cant get up the hill on this path i will find another or cut a new one if I need to.
  3. by   YupIt'sMe
    I started MEPN this summer and it has been pretty intense. During the week, your days are pretty much filled with either classes or clinicals. I would say the first quarter was more intense than this quarter (in 2nd quarter now), probably because I was still adjusting to being a student again and figuring out how to get through all of the reading required. Good luck to you all. It's a huge wait game...
  4. by   purlees
    Have they responded to anybody yet? I worked so hard on this application. I know everyone here probably has superb GPA and GRE scores. I applied with a 3.00 GPA and below 500 GRE scores. My work experiences, volunteer services, and recommendation letters are however superb. Am I worried? Yes and no. Good luck everyone!
  5. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from codeblue24
    Have they responded to anybody yet? I worked so hard on this application. I know everyone here probably has superb GPA and GRE scores. I applied with a 3.00 GPA and below 500 GRE scores. My work experiences, volunteer services, and recommendation letters are however superb. Am I worried? Yes and no. Good luck everyone!
    codeblue24,

    No, I have not gotten any response yet. They did say that they provide a brief time after the Oct 1 deadline to submit all of the required documents in. I figured that they would give everybody a week to get everything in, so we might get a confirmation letter sometime this week.

    I do not have stellar GPA/GRE myself. My GPA is 3.35 (in human biology & chemistry), and my verbal GRE score is below 500. On the other hand, I have 3 years of clinical experience/volunteer services, 2 years of clinical research (various projects; presented and published on scientific journals), and I had asked people that I know very well to write me recommendation letters.

    Yes, I am worried, but at the same time I am keeping myself confident. Like someone else said, if UCSF decided to turn my application down, then it would be their loss :spin:.

    Good luck to you and to everyone else!

    p.s. I'm applying for an ACNP track.
  6. by   birthrevolution
    I haven't heard anything yet. I at least know that they received my application fee--there was a $60 charge from "Millberry Union" on my credit card statement that I could not figure out where it came from. Google revealed that it was from UCSF!

    I'm sure it will be a few weeks before we hear anything, remember they get upwards of 600 applications.
  7. by   Newtonian
    veni, vidi, vadi
    Last edit by Newtonian on Dec 27, '07
  8. by   birthrevolution
    Quote from Newtonian
    I'm not posting this to intimidate anyone, just adding to the thread. Please feel free to post comments as I'd love to hear them. Lots of luck to everyone.
    Don't worry I'm not intimidated

    The whole point for me in applying to UCSF's MEPN program is that there is a diversity of experience and a wide range of qualified applicants.
  9. by   PotreroLCSW
    I'm with Birthrevolution in that I don't expect to hear from them for at least a month. As I understand it, the next correspondence we should receive is that our application is either complete or not, and if not, what is missing.

    After I locked my application a 1-1/2 weeks ago, the next screen gave me the impression, that WE-the applicants, were supposed to check to see that our applications were complete, so I did just that. The woman in the dept office then understood why they were receiving calls on this subject. As this is the first year they are doing the online apps, there may be a few bugs to work out. Hopefully any bugs won't effect the information submitted.

    For now, it's concentrate on my A&P class and work. They will contact us when they're ready.

    Newtonian: your resume` is impressive to say the least, and looks like you've got all the qualifications covered. Good luck to you. I'm going for the Integrated CNS-Psych NP speciality. I've been a clinical social worker in the mental health field for the past 11 yrs, including 4 yrs on an acute voluntary inpatient unit, locked gero-psych unit, Adult Protective Services Worker for one year, and working in Community Mental Health for past 6 yrs working with chronically mentally ill seniors in the Tenderloin/SOMA areas, many of whom have co-existing substance abuse/dependence disorders, and most of them with untreated medical problems. As for volunteer experience, spent several years providing a multitude of services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, and for the past year, providing education and STD testing for gay men in SF. Hopefully I've got my bases covered for the mental health speciality. Been an LCSW in SF for the past several yrs, a great gpa in my master's program and a pretty good gpa in undergrad. Did about the same on my GRE. Think I'll at least get an interview.

    Wishing all the applicants the best!
  10. by   Hopeful Nurse

    I haven't applied this year but will be next year. I with you guys all the best.
  11. by   Newtonian
    Quote from potrerolcsw
    ...your resume` is impressive to say the least, and looks like you've got all the qualifications covered. good luck to you.
    veni, vidi, vadi
    Last edit by Newtonian on Dec 27, '07
  12. by   PotreroLCSW
    Quote from newtonian
    there's no acute care among the geriatric population i work with now and yet i'm drawn to it because it's where i first gained my experience and initiation to the world of patient care. i just need a change of pace from geriatrics and either area will do.

    question: where do you guys plan to reside during school? perhaps my greatest fear in going to and/or living in san francisco is the parking :uhoh21:
    i currently live in sf and work for dept of public health for sf. have lived here for 11 yrs now, and worked for sf for the past 7. housing and parking are both issues if you are not currently here. there are a lot of rentals available, and are not cheap.

    since i've spent the past 7 yrs with the geriatrics, i hope to continue my np work with this population, just in an enhanced position.
    as the baby-boomers (of which i am one) continue to flood the system, there will be continued need for providers in this field. working in comm mh with the "over 60" set, i've seen an increase in new cases referred to us, and only expect that it will continue to multiply.

    not sure where you currently reside newtonion, but would be happy to discuss sf life with you
  13. by   YupIt'sMe
    Hey PotreroLCSW, it seems like we have very similar backgrounds and I started MEPN this year. Shoot me an email if you'd like to chat.

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