Any UCSF Mepn Applicants? - page 51

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
    Got mine yesterday! I got into the midwifery program! I'm actually really shocked because I was told that they pretty much don't want to take midwifery track students who aren't competent Spanish speakers. I'd pretty much told myself from the beginning that this round was a trial run.

    I have a lot of thinking to do this weekend.
  2. by   star77
    Quote from sheilanagig
    okay,
    i am alternate #1 for my specialty.
    and from Jennifer MPH:
    "Letters haven't arrived in Portland, OR either.
    I shouldn't care since I've already decided on Yale."

    Don't you two have the same specialty? Aren't you both midwifery?

    KEEP US UPDATED Jennifer MPH!
  3. by   purlees
    Quote from kevkev1986
    Got the letter today! I'm alternate #3 for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty.

    I'm not sure why I'm so happy, but this just made me feel a lot better since I have paid my $600 deposit at Yale for the very same specialty.

    Good news for the alternate #4 though (if there's any). You just moved up one spot, because I declined my wish to be put on the alternate list

    Good luck, everyone!
    Congratulations Kev. I knew you would do well. Maybe I'll see you at Yale next year, when I am ready to apply again. I have several schools in mind this time Good luck let me know how things go. I want to ask you how did you write your personal letter any advice?
  4. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from codeblue24
    I want to ask you how did you write your personal letter any advice?
    codeblue24,

    you've got pm
  5. by   shortcake15
    to my fellow ACNP applicants who applied to both UCSF and Yale's programs, what do you think of the fact that Yale's curriculum gives students 970 clinical hours while UCSF gives a minimum of 540? I emailed Roxanne Garbez, the director of the ACNP program at UCSF and she said that most do around 600-700 hours but there have been students who've done a rare max of 800-900. Frankly, I'm shocked there's such a difference between the two programs in terms of clinical hours. That makes Yale much more attractive in my opinion but any other opinions on this?
  6. by   star77
    Quote from shortcake15
    to my fellow ACNP applicants who applied to both UCSF and Yale's programs, what do you think of the fact that Yale's curriculum gives students 970 clinical hours while UCSF gives a minimum of 540? I emailed Roxanne Garbez, the director of the ACNP program at UCSF and she said that most do around 600-700 hours but there have been students who've done a rare max of 800-900. Frankly, I'm shocked there's such a difference between the two programs in terms of clinical hours. That makes Yale much more attractive in my opinion but any other opinions on this?
    Well, aside from UCSF having the top reputation in the country, I think that the fact that we have to "step out" of the program for a year to work in med/surg or in the ER gives us an experiential advantage as far as the Master's Entry goes.... Long ago, one of my professors told me that school, no matter where you go or what the name is, is only what you make of it. I still believe in that philosophy. I think that UCSF is cutting edge, and I think that if we want to continue our education beyond MSNs (as I do) then we are in absolutely the right place. But we have to decide for ourselves, and shortcake, if you like Yale more, I'm sure there are people on the waiting list who would jump at the chance to take your spot.... (and that's coming from someone who's had over 4000 clinical hours working with patients, nearly 6000... not including her wilderness EMT time). So, it's a personal decision I think, at this point. I'm comfortable with my experience, but then again, I've had direct patient care and a very solid science foundational education for the past decade. Others might not be so comfortable. ?? I can't say what's right for one or the other, but I know I'm excited to attend UCSF, and I will take advantage of whatever is offered to me.
    Last edit by star77 on Mar 9, '08
  7. by   czyja
    Quote from star77
    Long ago, one of my professors told me that school, no matter where you go or what the name is, is only what you make of it. I still believe in that philosophy.
    I completely agree. Any program is what one makes of it. Both Yale and UCSF are well regarded programs. If one is accepted at both and one feels that Yale is the better option - then one should pack one's bags and head to New Haven.
  8. by   sheilanagig
    Yes, Star77 --
    JenniferMPH and I are in the same specialty...thanks for lookin' out.
    JenniferMPH --no pressure:bowingpur and as far as egos go, you should be extremely pleased with yourself for already getting into an amazing program. Ego schmiego.
    All the best!
  9. by   shortcake15
    Quote from star77
    Well, aside from UCSF having the top reputation in the country, I think that the fact that we have to "step out" of the program for a year to work in med/surg or in the ER gives us an experiential advantage as far as the Master's Entry goes.... Long ago, one of my professors told me that school, no matter where you go or what the name is, is only what you make of it. I still believe in that philosophy. I think that UCSF is cutting edge, and I think that if we want to continue our education beyond MSNs (as I do) then we are in absolutely the right place. But we have to decide for ourselves, and shortcake, if you like Yale more, I'm sure there are people on the waiting list who would jump at the chance to take your spot....

    thanks for the input star. i just confirmed my intention to accept admission into the program so i'll be seeing you in june. btw i talked with the person who was the #1 alternate for our specialty (don't know if you remember her but she was sitting next to me in the lecture hall after lunch.) and she's headed to yale this year. so good news for whoever's #2, you just moved up a spot!
  10. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from shortcake15
    thanks for the input star. i just confirmed my intention to accept admission into the program so i'll be seeing you in june. btw i talked with the person who was the #1 alternate for our specialty (don't know if you remember her but she was sitting next to me in the lecture hall after lunch.) and she's headed to yale this year. so good news for whoever's #2, you just moved up a spot!
    I'm #3 but I'm going to Yale as well. Oops
  11. by   star77
    Quote from shortcake15
    thanks for the input star. i just confirmed my intention to accept admission into the program so i'll be seeing you in june. btw i talked with the person who was the #1 alternate for our specialty (don't know if you remember her but she was sitting next to me in the lecture hall after lunch.) and she's headed to yale this year. so good news for whoever's #2, you just moved up a spot!

    Cool! I'm glad you're going. I think it's good to ask questions about programs - and it certainly is a valid question that you have- I just think that the NPs from UCSF seem to do pretty well, so I can't imagine that clinical hours are wasted or lacking. Besides, a difference of 200 hours is about a month of work, which in the long run doesn't make a big difference. Whatever amount of time I'm given, I'm making the most of it, that's for damn sure, and I'm also certain it'll feel like too much by the end of a shift!

    Now to the question: "Who will be my Number 2?" (said in best Dr Evil voice...)

    Is anyone else going absolutely INSANE with the housing search?
    I just found a place across the st from UCSF, but damn it's pricey!!!
  12. by   czyja
    Quote from star77
    Is anyone else going absolutely INSANE with the housing search?
    I just found a place across the st from UCSF, but damn it's pricey!!!
    The best "deal" will be found in university housing. I dunno what it looks like but I know it is cheap for SF.
  13. by   star77
    Quote from czyja
    The best "deal" will be found in university housing. I dunno what it looks like but I know it is cheap for SF.

    Yeah, I was checking that out. It's 99% full though, from what I remember, so I've been using craigslist. My boyfriend is a native San Franciscan, so he just laughs at my reactions to prices.

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