Any UCSF Mepn Applicants? - page 69

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   UCSF_MEPN
    oh and also, i am in santa cruz, about an hour south of sf. i think i am closer than you two. i will let you know as soon as i know anything. good luck!
  2. by   JudeyRooney81
    Thanks for the info about Samuel Merrit. That is encouraging (I like how I have already decided that all of my plan B's aren't going to work out.) I think what's funny is that I actually considering MEDICAL school as a backup, b/c GET THIS--I mean that would have to help my chances of getting in right??--Of course, I am just joking--but I initially had no idea how competitive this would be, or how much I would want it until I continued to research the program over the past year. I guess it's not surprising that several of the students who applied to this program also applied and were accepted to medical school, but like us were called to nursing. I think that's really exceptional. It's cool that at least I found so many people with a shared passion.

    Yes, you will probably get your letters before me. I am in Northern Michigan, and though I love the US postal service, things tend to get here a little slower than I would like...

    Let me know when you find out and have a great weekend. Happy Obsessing!
  3. by   purlees
    My micro final was done yesterday. I got home from the hospital(work) today, skipped the gym. I had some KFC chicken, opened a bottle of wine, had popcorns, and watched a movie. It was the most relaxing thing I have done in months. I totally forgot about this whole application process for three hours. I am sure the decision has already been made. I too have 3.0 GPA, horrific vocabulary scores on the GRE, and worked hard to get some experience in patient care, conquered A&P, stats, and micro. I have done my best... I care for pts, and expressed beyond my passion of becoming an adult nurse practitioner. We all have been on the same page, so don't let yourself down. What written is destiny; if it's not there, it's somewhere else. Pursue your dreams and let it takes you there. Whether we are paying 1000000000000 (oops too many zeros) at Columbia, or 10000 somewhere else, the final product is all common. Remember it's not a label, it's a title. A title of becoming who we are... patient care.
  4. by   jcarranz5
    Quote from UCSF_MEPN
    knowing that the letters are coming any day i am freaking out about my application. my gpa is pretty low and my gre scores are good but not anything special. i have a lot of volunteer experience and i have worked in a community service field for years. i know i just need to calm down and stop comparing myself to people i don't even know. i just can't stop obsessing! is anyone else doing this?

    I AM!!!!! I feel almost exactly the same way and in some ways we are in the same situation. Good luck to you.
  5. by   Hopeful Nurse
    code blue where are you taking your microbiology class?
  6. by   raysm310
    Hi Hopeful Nurse,

    I don't know where you live, but I am taking microbiology spring semester at Berkeley City College. I think that Merritt (in oakland) offers it too. I have a friend (another hopeful nurse) who took it at Berkeley city college this fall and loved the professor, so I am hoping that it will be a good class.
  7. by   Hopeful Nurse
    Hello Raysm310,
    I actually just finished my microbiology final yesterday. I was just curious as to where codeblue took the class.

    Merritt offers it, but I think the classes are really expensive, like those Patho and Pharm classes.
  8. by   purlees
    I took my microbio at kapiolani community college it's out of state. The admin probably decided to send out the letters this week because they don't want to deal w/ phone calls after the decision.
  9. by   aspiring.midwife
    Hello all!
    I'm new to the site. I applied to UCSF MEPN for a specialty in midwifery. My husband and I are actually going out of state for the holidays and are leaving tomorrow - so I'm concerned that my letter will arrive while we're gone, and I won't be able to get it until a week late. I haven't been very nervous, but now that it's getting closer, the anxiety is starting to rise.
  10. by   UCSF_MEPN
    just nervously checked the mail and nothing. stay strong!
  11. by   CharmedJ7
    Quote from aspiring.midwife
    Hello all!
    I'm new to the site. I applied to UCSF MEPN for a specialty in midwifery. My husband and I are actually going out of state for the holidays and are leaving tomorrow - so I'm concerned that my letter will arrive while we're gone, and I won't be able to get it until a week late. I haven't been very nervous, but now that it's getting closer, the anxiety is starting to rise.
    Hey I hear you - I'm in Montreal, and I'll be out of town until early January. I'd really rather avoid letting my roommate open my letter and email me with what it says. Hopefully when someone gets a positive invite they'll let us all know the time line for responding so we know if it's ok to let it sit or necessary to find the information out sooner.
  12. by   jcarranz5
    I'm sorry to hear about those that are going to be out of town for the holidays. Either way good luck to all of you. I too am nervous. Maybe tomorrow...
  13. by   star77
    Quote from Kacyh_20
    Hi starr77,

    Wow, thanks for the info on the achin specialty... do you know if the program having problems only due to lack of faculty, or if there are other factors? i applyed to this specialty since the majority of my professional experience is with community organizations, and i would like to continue on this path. hopefully the program will stabilize!

    Okay, first of all, I need to apologize. I know how stressed you all are, and I did not want to contribute to the stress. I hope you all find exactly what you want and need. Many of us entered this program wanting to go back to our roots and do what we love.

    Secondly, I screwed up.
    It wasn't the ACHIN program that was troubled - it was the ANP with Integrated Health/Complimentary medicine focus, not community/international health that had problems, so I blew it. I am so sorry. The acronyms get me as much as anyone- we're all in such different specialties (unless you're FNP and 40 other people are in the same program) that it gets tough to keep track. I truly apologize for any undue stress or misinformation. I'm usually very careful, and I'm very sorry.
    In any case- my MEPN buddy is in the integrated health pathway and was very frustrated by her experiences, so I have been pretty fired up about it (I'll explain MEPN buddy later). Again, I deeply apologize for any unnecessary stress.

    Relax for now, and may your letters come swiftly. If you have questions about interviewing or want to meet for coffee before your interview if you get one, feel free to PM me. Best of luck to all of you!

    Hugs,
    Star

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