Thomas Jefferson University : FACT 1 & 2 - 2022 Applicants

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by MD30 MD30 (New) New Student

Specializes in Wish to Specialize in the ICU.

Hi folks! 

I’m creating this thread to have a small community get together and support each other for those applying to TJU’s 2022 ABSN FACT 1/2 program. I myself am applying to FACT -1 for start in June 2022 ; definitely doing it earlier than later and will be 100% submitted by beginning of July. 
 

this is my second application cycle - finger’s are crossed but I’m definitely improving each time. 
 

Blatant Shannon, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical. Has 5 years experience.

Here's to hoping for the best for you and your community! 2022 is right around the corner. Don't forget to exercise, drink plenty of water, and laugh at a few memes and jokes along the way. Stay healthy and study hard.

On 6/28/2021 at 1:29 PM, MD30 said:

Hi folks! 

I’m creating this thread to have a small community get together and support each other for those applying to TJU’s 2022 ABSN FACT 1/2 program. I myself am applying to FACT -1 for start in June 2022 ; definitely doing it earlier than later and will be 100% submitted by beginning of July. 
 

this is my second application cycle - finger’s are crossed but I’m definitely improving each time. 
 

Hi! 
Best of luck to you in your application process! I love that you put this thread together. I have been looking to get in touch with other people in the same boat as me! Do you mind me asking what your current stats are and what other schools you applied to? I submitted my application to this program earlier last week. 
 

thanks!!

seasnickers

Specializes in Aspiring ABSN & CNM.

Hello everyone! I'm so excited for this discussion to start. I've been waiting to apply for a long time! I hope everyone gets in and that we can support each other in this difficult program. 🙂

A brief self intro: I started university already knowing that I was passionate about women's health, so I wanted to go to med school to be an OBGYN. I fell in love with cell biology and had a brief change of heart, thinking I'd go into academia instead of medicine. But after a year I felt that I'd enjoy patient interaction more than being stuck in a lab all day, so I decided to go into medicine again. Then I stumbled across Peggy Vincent's books and felt very drawn to the midwifery model of care. I decided to finish my current Bachelors and pursue an accelerated BSN program later, with hopes of going to midwifery school later on. After graduation in 2018, I moved abroad for 3 years as an English teacher to take a break from school and save money. I'm returning to the US this October.

I have submitted my application for the FACT-1/Midwifery program at Dixon. Here are my stats:

Bachelors of Science in Biology, focused in cell/molecular biology, cum laude with Honors. Cumulative GPA: 3.64, prereq GPA: 3.87 (got a B+ in Honors AP1, which is notoriously difficult at my university...)

I was a lab assistant in college, working on a project involving carcinogenicity and teratogenicity in vitro, so I have a lot of research experience. I was in the premed club and did lots of volunteering at my university for various science events. I've volunteered abroad (non-medical) and I've been working as a high school English teacher abroad for the last 3 years.

I got my CNA license back in 2014 but I didn't work as one, so it has since expired. I've shadowed some CNMs but haven't witnessed a birth in person yet (just read tons of books and seen lots of videos/photos).

I have three letters of rec, one from my current supervisor here abroad and two from old biology professors with whom I've kept in touch.

I'd love to answer any questions!

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MD30

Specializes in Wish to Specialize in the ICU.

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Hi! 
Best of luck to you in your application process! I love that you put this thread together. I have been looking to get in touch with other people in the same boat as me! Do you mind me asking what your current stats are and what other schools you applied to? I submitted my application to this program earlier last week. 
 

thanks!!

Hello! 

Thank you! My GPA is not as impressive as my experience. My undergrad degree was a BS in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with minors in Biochem & Chemistry since I was very research and health science-oriented.

All of that considered, my cGPA is 3.2 from a little hiccup I had freshman year. Although in all of my advanced courses I was able to pull a straight 4.0.

I have four years of experience as a medical assistant and personal trainer. After graduating I became an EMT because I just loved critical care. Now, I'm doing oncology research for a big biotech company and the work is great however, the office work doesn't fulfill me. I have a huge craving for more acute care skills and experience. 

It's great to see others in this thread! I wish you all the best with your applications; who knows, maybe we'll all be classmates supporting each other 🙏

 

 

 

Does anyone know how many people they typically accept?

seasnickers

Specializes in Aspiring ABSN & CNM.

Hey guys, I just had my interview last night! I was nervous leading up to it, but it was actually super fun and informative! If you have any questions about it, I’d be happy to discuss. 

Hi!! Congrats on the interview! Im glad it went well for you and I wish you the best of luck! I have my interview this Wednesday and I am super nervous. What kind of questions did they ask and/or what were they interested in? Any info you could give me I would appreciate!! Thank you!

MD30

Specializes in Wish to Specialize in the ICU.

On 9/19/2021 at 2:03 PM, krimpet267 said:

Does anyone know how many people they typically accept?

I'm not sure of the cohort size, but they admit on a rolling basis if that helps. I heard 2-3 weeks after an interview you're given a decision. I'm unsure as to how valid that is, but those who are interviewed would know soon.

 

On 9/23/2021 at 12:26 AM, seasnickers said:

Hey guys, I just had my interview last night! I was nervous leading up to it, but it was actually super fun and informative! If you have any questions about it, I’d be happy to discuss. 

I hope your interview went well! How was it interviewing in a group? Did they send you the questions the day before the interview like the email states? Was there anything you were not expecting/things you should have emphasized better? I have mine scheduled for the 29th, so I'm less than a week out.

For those who have interviews/still applying, good luck!

On 9/22/2021 at 11:26 PM, seasnickers said:

Hey guys, I just had my interview last night! I was nervous leading up to it, but it was actually super fun and informative! If you have any questions about it, I’d be happy to discuss. 

This is good to hear! Interviews make me so nervous. Can you say more about the format?

 

seasnickers

Specializes in Aspiring ABSN & CNM.

Sorry for the late response!

TJU emailed me a small list of questions, like 5, the day before the interview. I studied them and thought of my answers. For the interview, we broke into groups of 3 students to one advisor. The advisor asked us to briefly introduce ourselves and my group was really chill. Also, we were asked to keep our answers on the brief side for times sake, which was a relief, haha. Then she asked us a few questions from the list, but not all of them, and we answered in different orders for each question. We all answered the same questions. Next, she asked us each a hypothetical question that wasn't on the list, I think mine was, "how would you respond to a patient who is resistant to treatment?" Each student got a different hypothetical question, but she gave us a minute or so to think and we all answered when we were ready. They weren't anything medical in nature, more like situational/ethical questions. Finally, we all came together in one big group and we asked the main advisor any questions we had.

Overall, it was very laid back and casual! The advisors are so nice and funny, I actually had fun during this interview. Don't worry about it, really. Just study the questions in the email and be yourself. 🙂

Hi all!

I just finished my application. It was the first one I've submitted so far.

To those who have been interviewed/ or are scheduled, is the interview via Zoom or in person? Only asking because I'm applying from the west coast. Thanks! -Jeff