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- by areawoman Jan 11, '11I thought I would start a thread for anyone who's applied to start a grad entry program in 2011 to post about interviews, acceptances, etc. I've applied to the midwifery programs at OHSU and Seattle University, and I'm waiting to hear whether or not I will get an interview! It's getting close and I'm getting nervous. Anyone else?
- hey areawoman, I applied to midwifery at Seattle U, Hopkins, and Vanderbilt. I'm just about losing my mind with the waiting!
- Jan 11, '11 by areawomanI'm glad I'm not the only one!
- definitely not the only one! i'm really excited, and nervous, and absolutely losing my mind waiting!
- Jan 11, '11 by areawomanHave you heard anything from SeattleU? I sent an email to the admissions department today asking if they'd sent out invites for interviews yet, but I haven't yet heard back.
- nope, nothing. All i know is that my app is complete and has been reviewed and passed on to the nursing school. From what I've read on their site and in other threads invites for interviews typically go out at the end of January...so here's so a little more waiting. :/
They're my first choice, I think, so I'm really nervous and I know all these programs are really competitive. I try not to think about it too much though. Hahaha.
- Jan 12, '11 by areawomanI heard back from SU this morning -- said they would be notifying those applicants who got interviews at the end of the month. I guess that's not too much longer!
- Jan 12, '11 by mef06011thanks for checking on that, I'll keep my fingers crossed for the both of us!
What brings you to midwifery? It seems the more I ask that question, the more and more I get similar answers...it seems midwives are definitely a breed of their own!
- Jan 12, '11 by areawomanahhh, what brings me to midwifery...where should I start??! hahahaha Part my own experience with labor and birth and part a firm belief that education and empowerment of women with regards to their reproductive health is the best way I can personally make a significant difference in the lives of women. How about you?
- Jan 12, '11 by mef06011heh, amen to that. Its a long story for me too, but here's the 10,000 foot fly-over:
I was planning to go into maternal and child public health going into college and was really passionate about midwifery care and reproductive justice. I studied abroad in Cape Town my junior year and shadowed two independent practice midwives. They took me in and treated me like their student, and I was absolutely hooked. I had never seen women so in control of their bodies and their births and it was so amazingly empowering. I knew I didn't want to ever do anything else but show women they are powerful every day.
It really was like a calling...and I assume its like that for a lot of people, not so much a choice but a "I'm not anything else but a midwife"