Any UCSF Mepn Applicants? - page 89

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   nightnurse007
    Quote from sammypi
    Anyone waitlisted? I'm #1 alternate for my chosen specialty... integrated ANP/Psych CNS. While I am crossing my fingers, I'm also prepared to apply again. Any past alternates' advice would be much appreciated!

    Hey Sammypi,

    I am waitlisted AGAIN this year but I'm going for the ACHIN specialty. Last year I was #2 and this year I'm #3. Since I didn't get in last year, I'm not hopeful at ALL for this year so hopefully three's a charm next year. Only 5 were accepted into my specialty as I heard through the grapevine...I'm not sure about yours. You may have a really good chance being #1, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Be prepared to get very late notice if you do not get in. I wasn't notified until July, way after classes began, that I didn't get in last year. The good thing is that by the time you find out, it's nearing the time to apply again and most of the application is recycleable---you just need a new goal stmt and 1/4 letters has to be new.

    Good luck all you waitlisters and congrats MEPN 2009ers...
  2. by   sierrapi
    nightnurse007-i just wrote a huge post to you and accidentally erased it. With a name like nightnurse007, you'd think they'd move you to the absolute top of the list!

    To both Nightnurse and Jeomoz - Thankyou for filling me in... it's going to be quite a ride, for sure, waiting and possibly reapplying and waiting some more; if I do it with half the amount of grace that you two seem to possess then I'll be alright regardless. Keep this little world of MEPN hopefuls posted - I'm sure I'm not the only one rooting for you both. xo
  3. by   PotreroLCSW
    Quote from sammypi
    Anyone waitlisted? I'm #1 alternate for my chosen specialty... integrated ANP/Psych CNS. While I am crossing my fingers, I'm also prepared to apply again. Any past alternates' advice would be much appreciated!
    Hi Sammypi. Sorry to hear about being waitlisted, but hope you get that letter moving you up into the accepted category. I understand there may be some confusion about the number in your concentration. This year there are only two of us in the integrated track, however there are others in a variation of that with a focus on the Psych CNS or Child/Adult Psych NP. I believe there are less 12 in the combined specialties. There were also two in the integrated program from the previous years' MEPN class.

    As UC is the only NP/CNS psych program in northern CA, it can either be as competitive as midwifery or the FNP tracks or not. Seems like not that many want to go into psych, but since I love psych, I've both grateful I got in and glad there are so few of us.
    Good luck with your program.
  4. by   SFtoRedwood
    Hey NightNurse007, we are truly comrades! I am a reapplier too, second round and it looks like someone may have read my post from last year re: not getting into PMHCNS, I was #3 Alternate. Any way this year I shifted gears to ANP/PMHCNS and came out #4 Alternate! Yikes, ouch, oh well onward to round three. Good luck to you guys, if it helps the time flew by between classes starting last year (without me) and the time to get the next application in and interview. I expect it to fly by and actually look forward to applying again, I am really happy to be an alternate, it's not 'No' and in this program it's quite a nice thing to achieve.
    Take care all.
  5. by   nightnurse007
    Yep, it's actually not that bad.. I guess once you know what you want, that's half the battle, so a year or so to get into the program wont make a huge difference in the whole scheme of things. Besides there are so many things you can do to gain experience while you wait. All that said, if 3 folks would like to bow out of ACHIN, I won't be mad atcha!

    Well Sammypi and SFtoRedwood, let's keep each other posted... We could share a fruit plate at next year's interview day breakfast... Perhaps we could volunteer to help them run it LOL.
  6. by   UCD2005
    Hey for those that don't know from the google group, I created a facebook group called UCSF MEPN 2009...come join even if you are waitlisted...there are 9 of us on there so far and we would love to have more!
  7. by   SFtoRedwood
    007 and sammi, I am in each of your corners, I figure I am vastly toast-plus for this round, just going to enjoy the ride, and yes we could interview and host the event next round. Yes please, lets stay in touch, sammi I think you have the same program as I (ANP/PMHCNS?), this year (I have my figers very crossed for you), just for news I am shifting to PNP next round. If you wanna brainstorm or compare notes on the Psych/MH area I'm game.
    We, the cohort of proud and hopeful Alternates!
  8. by   SFtoRedwood
    Hey jemoz, sorry!! I didn't send you greetings too as a fellow ANP/PMHCNS person.
  9. by   nightnurse007
    I got in fellow MEPNs!!! ACHIN here I come! See you in June!
  10. by   sierrapi
    Nightnurse007... that's insane! Congratulations! Did you receive a call or email, or what? I'm really happy for you, can't wait to hear the details!
  11. by   nightnurse007
    Quote from sammypi
    Nightnurse007... that's insane! Congratulations! Did you receive a call or email, or what? I'm really happy for you, can't wait to hear the details!
    Hey Sammypi...

    It's so weirrrrrrrrrrrrrd. I was #3! Last year I was #2 and didn't get in!

    I got an email saying:

    "You have indicated that you would be willing to stand as an alternate for the ACHIN specialty. A slot has opened up, and we would like to invite you to join the MEPN 2009 cohort. Please respond as soon as possible, as we need to have a final list of admitted students by the end of the week."

    Thank God! It pays to keep at it!
  12. by   tsscal
    I wonder if you snatched the spot from #1 and #2 because you replied the quickest? Doubt it, but you never know.
  13. by   nightnurse007
    Quote from tsscal
    I wonder if you snatched the spot from #1 and #2 because you replied the quickest? Doubt it, but you never know.
    Well I doubt it because I was in Trinidad when my letter came. So a few days went by before I checked my mail...Alternates were notified by snail mail not email. But you never know!

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