SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I've been accepted to a DPT program and have a concern that I haven't had answered very well. After all my shadowing and volunteer experience I've realized that my favorite setting is inpatient hospital work. I see the perks of outpatient, and see why it's sought after by a lot of therapists; but for whatever reason, I enjoy dealing with those patients in the hospital more...I guess I feel more compassionate towards them. My concern is regarding my lack of interest for manual therapy and those technical skills that are required of students to learn while in most programs. I've been so concerned about it that it's caused me to consider entering a different field of health care. Don't get me wrong I love PT because of it's low stress as compared to other fields in the health care, and I love the flexibility of the career...but I suppose that graduate school is a big step and I don't want to get into a situation where I'm 1/4 of the way through PT, facing a good bit of debt, and saying to myself "my heart's just not into this". Anyone want to weigh in or can relate to what I'm saying here?