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  1. Alessandra20

    Saving myself

    Wanting to make this public as a note to self because of my anxiety and I just want to know if i’m making the right choice I supposedly start pharmacy school this fall’22 at wayne state university which is known to be an insanely rigorous program. But, after a long time of considering my options...
  2. P

    Hunter College DPT Class of 2025

    Hi, I am starting this thread because I have not seen another one with the incoming class in Hunter's DPT program this year. I currently have an apartment in Far Rockaway but I was looking for housing closer to campus and was wondering if anyone else in the class was as well.
  3. K

    DPT Application Cycle 2022-23

    Hi all, I haven’t seen a thread yet for the 2022-23 physical therapy application cycle, so I thought that I would begin one. I know that it doesn’t begin until July, but I wanted to get the ball rolling early. We can use this thread to post our application stats, our questions, schools we are...
  4. L

    PTCAS Volunteer Experience Question

    I'm adding volunteer experience in PTCAS. One volunteer position I held was at my Church and I did it for around eight years (2012 - 2020). From what I've heard, schools like to see recent experience (like just the volunteer work done in undergrad). So I'm wondering if I should put all eight...
  5. S

    Tampa FL, hiring PT and PTA (Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough).

    Now hiring physical therapists and PTAs in Tampa Bay, Florida! PT clinics are located inside the physician offices in our locations. We are growing at a rapid rate and are in need of more therapists and assistants. The PT/PTA will have direct access to the orthopedic surgeons for issues or...
  6. cilantrosoap

    Graduate school transcripts for med school applications

    I was wondering if anybody has any insight into if medical school admissions boards also take into account graduate school transcripts when calculating GPA? I graduated undergrad with a 3.73 cGPA and 3.8sGPA. I went to physical therapy school and graduated with a 3.83 cGPA over 120 credits which...
  7. S

    Illinois DPT 2021-2022

    Figured I'd start a thread for Illinois DPT applicants. I've applied to NIU, Bradley, Gov State, Iowa, Rosalind Franklin, and UIC. GPA: 3.55 cumulative, around a 3.8 prerequisite GPA. Observation Hours: around 900 outpatient, 25 inpatient GRE: 155 Q 150 V A lot of various volunteer and other...
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  9. J

    Be Honest, Is it possible to still make it into Physical Therapy school and to recover from my low undergraduate GPA??

    I am about to be a junior this Fall and my GPA is currently 2.6. I was in college thinking a lot about my major and I was undecided with what I wanted to do but I recently decided that I was interested in PA school and becoming a physical assistant My current major is in Accounting and I am...
  10. T

    Physical Therapy Space

    Hi everyone! We have a 3800 sqft space that is available for a good portion of the day M-F and thought it would be a great place for someone to start out with their practice. Also, open for Saturday and Sunday! We have all the equipment available and are located in Lodi, California. Please let...
  11. D

    Exercise compliance for students, PTs, and patients

    Hey all! Just reaching out to different groups to try and get the ball rolling on improving exercise compliance with patients, giving new exercise ideas for PTs, and giving exercise programs for about anyone. We’re hoping in the next few weeks to add neuro series to give more exercise ideas for...
  12. andrewfalkenpk

    Master's before DPT?

    Hi Everyone, After graduating from my undergraduate college, I have been grinding non-stop to improve my GPA and wanted to know what else there is I can do to stand out. I have been doing my own dual post-bac program at the local community college and local CSU in my hometown to improve my GPA...
  13. R

    Nova-Tampa DPT hybrid class of 2025

    Hello all! I haven't seen a thread on here for Nova's Tampa DPT hybrid program class of 2025. Wondering if anyone has been accepted and have chosen to start this year! Let me know if you have any questions!
  14. rlyles32

    Military PT

    So I’m about to finish my 2nd year of PT school and was curious about military PT. Has anyone gone through the commissioning as an officer process and tell me about their experience? Or is anyone a civilian working for the military and tell me about their experience? The more I look into it the...
  15. P

    PTCAS References

    Hey guys! I was wondering if there is any way to store references somewhere before applying. I am planning on applying to the 2021-2022 application cycle and I know you're supposed to sent a request to your references to submit their letters through PTCAS, but I feel like June is a long time to...
  16. Sunflower44

    PT School Laptop Requirements

    Hi! I am a recently accepted PT student and am looking at getting a new laptop for PT school. I am not the most tech-savvy person so I am looking for any advice possible. I've heard really good things about the iPad Pro but am hesitant on switching from a laptop to a tablet. All advice/insight...
  17. P

    I have no clue what patient population I want to treat - Please please send help!! Any advice welcome!

    Hi everyone! I am a 3rd year DPT student and always envisioned myself going into ortho, I have had 3 clinical rotations thus far (acute, acute with neuro focus, ortho/sports outpatient) I just finished the ortho outpatient clinical and was soooooo anxious and lacked a lot of confidence in...
  18. T

    Holistic studies and choosing a career

    Hello all, I am in the midsts of figuring out what I want to invest my time and money into studying. I have a bachelors of psychology and environmental studies but would like to get back to school. I have been going back and forth between a masters of psychology, clinical social work, nursing...
  19. N

    Illinois DPT Acceptance Stats

    Hi everyone! I’m a chicago native applying to 9 schools but my top schools are in Illinois. I have my stats below and it would be great if people could give advice on how I can improve. Also, if you’ve been accepted to these schools, it would be great if you could post your stats as well...
  20. T

    NPTE May 2020

    *Ensure that contents of the exam are NOT discussed within this forum! Congrats to those who have taken the May 2020 NPTE thus far and good luck to those yet to take it this month! I wanted to start this thread for 3 purposes - to see how everyone felt about the exam, to encourage each...
  21. T

    DPT CAPTE Accreditation - Coronavirus

    With the virus sending most (all?) programs online, does anyone know or foresee changes in required contact lab hours, given that contact hours are currently banned? Or is the running assumption that all programs will graduate behind?
  22. D

    How to get into DPT programs with low GPA?

    I'm on my second semester as a junior and I currently have: cGPA: 3.46 pGPA: 3.15 If I'm going to be honest, I wasn't passionate about becoming a PT until this semester and I haven't felt the motivation previously due to many family and personal complications getting in the way. I firmly...
  23. A

    DPT Interview Experiences

    Hi everyone! I am starting this thread hoping that you will share your DPT interview experiences. Please let us know about the details of your interview. What you were least prepared for, questions you were asked, essay topics, and overall thoughts! I'd also be interested in other details like...
  24. D

    Northwestern vs UIC DPT

    Anyone else deciding between Northwestern and UIC? Got accepted to both and having a hard time deciding which school I want to attend. Anyone have some insight or anyone in the same boat?
  25. S

    University of St. Augustine DPT FALL 2020 Thread (YELLOW CLASS)

    Haven't seen a fall 2020 thread. Only see a summer/spring one. Comment if you're applying for fall and which campus. I'm applying to San Marcos Campus. cGPA: 3.39 pGPA:3.3 GRE: combined 291 141V 150Q 3A scienceGPA:3.02 Observation Hours: 190 Letter of Recs: 4 when I applied: 10/15 ...
  26. M

    Supplemental essay help - how does this set you apart?

    Hello everyone, I am having a hard time answering this supplemental essay: “What is important for us to know about you that may not be evident in the rest of your application? How does this set you apart as an applicant to our program?” I’ve been working as an rehab tech the past 4 years and...
  27. hermionegranger9

    DPT Shadowing Hours: Hours from High School? Hours from an MD?

    2 questions about Shadowing hours for DPT programs (FOR PTCAS) If you have shadowing hours from high school (senior year) 2015 from a PT, can you use this in PTCAS for an application for the 2018-2019 cycle? They are 20 hours of pediatrics shadowing hours at a cerebral palsy institute. Is it...
  28. hermionegranger9

    Florida School

    Florida schools -uf -um -fsu
  29. D

    Pre-Physical Therapy

    Hi everyone would really appreciate some input on my app! So I recently switched over from pre-dental to pre-physical therapy. I’m not sure what my chances will be after switching. I have over 300 hours shadowing dentists but over 200 hours shadowing pts (pediatrics and outpatients sports med)...
  30. S

    Low Gre advice

    Gre: 12/12/2018 1st: 140V, 144Q 2.5A 09/09/2019 2nd: 142V, 144Q 3.0A 11/18/2019 3rd: 141V, 150Q 3.0A <sending 3rd score c-gpa: 3.39 p-gpa: 3.307 with lab, 3.442 without lab Observation Hours: 25 inpatient pediatric, 80 aquatic, 25 ortho, 60 outpatient pediatric (neuro/sports/developmental)...
  31. dannibambi

    Discharging a Previous Therapist's Patients Whom I've Never Treated?

    Hello, I have a question about d/c: I work for a small-practice clinic in which I am the only therapist (and a recent grad) and the owners of the practice are physicians. They just told me to d/c the previous therapist's patients from last year, whom I have never seen or treated. The patients...
  32. C

    HELP ME DECIDE!! TWU vs. UTMB DPT

    hi all, i'm having trouble deciding between two programs in tx: TWU and UTMB. TWU didn't interview so I don't know the vibe that well, but i'll be visiting the campus next week to get a better feel. i was wondering if yall could share any experiences with either program / why you picked the...
  33. J

    Rutgers South DPT Questions for Current/Past Students!!!

    Hi, so classes start in a few months and I just had a few questions that's been on my mind about student life at Rutgers South lol Any response is appreciated! 1. Does the school offer any sort of housing? I'm assuming no, but just wanted to be completely sure. 2. For those living in the...
  34. C

    TWU vs. UTMB DPT

    hi all, i'm having trouble deciding between two programs in tx: TWU and UTMB. TWU didn't interview so I don't know the vibe that well, but i'll be visiting the campus next week to get a better feel. i was wondering if yall could share any experiences with either program / why you picked the...
  35. J

    GRE Statistics

    Hey everyone, I hope this is allowed. After taking the GRE this past weekend and seeing numerous posts and discussions about the results, I went digging through ETS to find some true statistics. As it turns out, when you tell them your intended graduate degree, they use it to sort us and...
  36. L

    West Virginia University DPT Class of 2022

    Hey everyone! I have recently been accepted into and submitted my deposit for the DPT program at WVU. I just wanted to see if anyone else has been accepted and plans on attending. I would love to chat with some future classmates! Hope to hear back from you guys soon :)
  37. A

    Waitlisters 2018-2019

    I thought it would be nice to have a thread dedicated to commiserating our waitlist status. If you've been waitlisted like me, post which schools you're waiting on!! We got this guys!!!! :clap:
  38. A

    University of the Pacific DPT Class of 2021

    Hi! Has anyone heard anything from UOP after the interview?
  39. B

    Help me choose! U of Utah vs. Regis University

    Hi! I am weighing out the pros and cons between these two schools. I am a California resident so I would apply for residency in Utah. Regis is private so it doesn't matter. I am into rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, really anything outdoors so I know both of these schools have plenty of that...
  40. Z

    NSU Tampa DPT Questions

    Hey guys! I'm getting ready to apply to schools this summer and the NSU Tampa hybrid program seems very interesting to me and is one of my top choices. I was just wondering how those who are attending this program or have attended this program feel about it, and whether or not you feel having...
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