OptimusBear

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Hey all, I meant to start one of these a while back, but haven't gotten around to it until now :rolleyes:
I applied 2015 - 2016 to all the DPT programs in Georgia (currently PT2 at Emory) and thought I'd share my experiences with applying, interviewing, and everything in between. Feel free to ask me questions below, or if you're more comfortable, PM me and I'll try to get back to your questions as soon as I can!
 
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Did you interview at Armstrong in Savannah at all? If so, what was your experience? I have an interview there next week, so really any interview advice would be super helpful! :)
 
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OptimusBear

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Did you interview at Armstrong in Savannah at all? If so, what was your experience? I have an interview there next week, so really any interview advice would be super helpful! :)
Hey determindDPT, so sorry for the super late response! I did have an interview there; from what I remember they sit you guys down and lay out what the program is like before the interview part. As you may have read, it's kind of like a speed dating interview where you have a certain amount of time to answer a prompt with a faculty member before moving to the next one. I don't remember the topics, but I would definitely make sure you know what sets you apart from other candidates (i.e. why should ASU accept you), why you chose them, and definitely how you got into PT. Hope that helps, and good luck!
 
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OptimusBear

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@dancepilatesPT Sorry for the late response, but yes I did! If I remember correctly, the interview was a 15 minute session (typically 1-on-1, but I had a 2-on-1 interview) with roughly 7 questions. I personally didn't like how they tried to hammer in that many questions in that time span (there was someone knocking on the door telling us to hurry up towards the end of it). In terms of questions, expect the "why PT?" question, but be prepared in case they ask it in a weirdly non-straightforward way (that was my personal experience and I answered it horribly). Other than that.. I don't quite remember the other questions. Easily my worst interview, but that had to do more with what the interviewers were projecting and how they asked the questions. Hope this helps and good luck!
 
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Hey all, I meant to start one of these a while back, but haven't gotten around to it until now :rolleyes:
I applied 2015 - 2016 to all the DPT programs in Georgia (currently PT2 at Emory) and thought I'd share my experiences with applying, interviewing, and everything in between. Feel free to ask me questions below, or if you're more comfortable, PM me and I'll try to get back to your questions as soon as I can!
Did you interview at Mercer? I have an interview there this Saturday, Nov. 18th! Any insight is welcome! Thanks so much!!
 
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OptimusBear

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@aupt11 I did! If they kept things the same, you mingle around at first (maybe the first 30 minutes - 1 hour) before taking you to the conference room and briefing you on the program overview/what's in store for you for the rest of the day. I believe there's a "group" interview that's moreso an activity to see how well you get work with others, a 30 or so ish minute interview with a faculty member and a practicing therapist and a Q&A session with the students. You'll rotate through these in a random order and I believe they take you on a campus tour afterwards before concluding (you may or may not be able to see the anatomy labs and the gym), but I was pretty hungry since they kept us over til about 2ish so I left as soon as I was done. Hope this helps and good luck!
 

btjack22

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@aupt11 I did! If they kept things the same, you mingle around at first (maybe the first 30 minutes - 1 hour) before taking you to the conference room and briefing you on the program overview/what's in store for you for the rest of the day. I believe there's a "group" interview that's moreso an activity to see how well you get work with others, a 30 or so ish minute interview with a faculty member and a practicing therapist and a Q&A session with the students. You'll rotate through these in a random order and I believe they take you on a campus tour afterwards before concluding (you may or may not be able to see the anatomy labs and the gym), but I was pretty hungry since they kept us over til about 2ish so I left as soon as I was done. Hope this helps and good luck!
Thanks, I also had my interview this Saturday. It was exactly like this! Even the hunger at the end! :laugh:
 
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Jackinjac

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Oct 10, 2015
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Hi
Can you tell me some details about the interview process at Emory? What questions did they ask? It is a group interview, which is I don`t like the most. And how is the PT program in Emory?
Thank you
 
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Does anyone know when Mercer typically sends out information about the second interview dates?
 
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OptimusBear

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@Jackinjac Sorry for the late response! Be prepared for a whole day's worth of information. They with a faculty introduction before splitting groups off to cycle through different seminars/interview session. I remember there being 8 different "stations" with the interview being one of them, meaning that your interview could as early as 9 in the morning or later towards the end of the day. Other information sessions include: residencies, financial aid, things to do in Atlanta, etc. As for the interview itself, it's a group interview in the sense that you're in the room with 2 other interviewees and 2 professors and you take turns answering their questions. It honestly felt very relaxed and there was ample time to answer the questions and add tidbits in if you forgot to mention something earlier. As for the questions themselves, I only distinctly remember the "why PT" question, but that's to be expected with any school interview. Hope this helps and best of luck!
 

Jackinjac

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@Jackinjac Sorry for the late response! Be prepared for a whole day's worth of information. They with a faculty introduction before splitting groups off to cycle through different seminars/interview session. I remember there being 8 different "stations" with the interview being one of them, meaning that your interview could as early as 9 in the morning or later towards the end of the day. Other information sessions include: residencies, financial aid, things to do in Atlanta, etc. As for the interview itself, it's a group interview in the sense that you're in the room with 2 other interviewees and 2 professors and you take turns answering their questions. It honestly felt very relaxed and there was ample time to answer the questions and add tidbits in if you forgot to mention something earlier. As for the questions themselves, I only distinctly remember the "why PT" question, but that's to be expected with any school interview. Hope this helps and best of luck!
thank you for the info. it helps alot.
 
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