mlb_25

2+ Year Member
Jan 6, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
University: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Major: Kinesiology
Overall GPA: 3.76
Pre-Req GPA:3.67
GRE: Q:153, V 148, W 4.0

Extra-Curric/Honors: CPR instructor, Student trainer intern, Undergraduate research assistant, several student organizations

Volunteer: 64 hrs - Spread between three different outpatient PT clinics, 100hrs in acute care hospital

Applying to: UW Lacrosse , University of Minnesota - Twin cities

Acceptances: Both!!!!

Rejections: none

*My stats aren't amazing, don't get too worked up about your stats. Just write a killer essay and have great letters of recommendation and you will be fine. Let me know if you have anymore questions. Good luck to everyone applying!
Could you tell me a little more about the acceptance process for Minnesota like how long they give you to accept and/or put down a deposit and how much the deposit is?
 
Oct 10, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
UPDATE: INTERVIEWS

Undergrad
: University of Florida
Major: Economics
Overall GPA: 3.59
Pre-Req GPA: 3.6-3.85 depending on the program
GRE: 158V, 159Q, 4.5W
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 healthcare professional
Extra-curriculars: Intramural Tennis, Gardening Club, Sorority, Hospital Volunteering
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, President's List, Sorority Academic Award, Economics Honor Society, Academic Honor Society
Observation Hours: 170 total; 102 inpatient geriatric, 68 outpatient orthopedic and pediatric
Applied: Lynchburg, UNF, UCF, Marymount, UNE, URI, Duke, South Carolina
Acceptances:
Rejections:
Interviews: UCF (11/17), UNF (11/14), Marymount (12/2)
When did you submit your application to UCF?
 

rundrewrun

2+ Year Member
Sep 12, 2016
28
6
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Interview Update!
University: University of Nevada, Reno
Major: Community Health Science
Overall GPA:
3.46
Pre-Req GPA: 3.92-3.76 depending on school
GRE: :
152V 152Q 4AW


Extra-Curricular: T.A for Kinesiology Course, Volunteer at hospital(300hrs), Volunteer at Adult Day care center(130hrs)
Honors:
Dean's List multiple occasions
Certifications: CPR & AED

Observation: 70hrs Acute impatient setting(Neuro, Trauma ICU, Ortho, Cardio/Pulmonary), Outpatient Sports& Occupational 46hrs, Wellness and Prevention Outpatient 90 hours
Letters of Recommendation:
2 PT's (one from the outpatient setting, one from the acute care setting), Head of Nevada Epidemiology Department/Professor, Volunteer coordinator/supervisor.

Applying to:
Rutgers North, UNLV, Widener, U of Utah, Rocky mountain Univ., New York Medical College, NOVA, Northeastern,Missouri State, Bradley, Emory, U of Mami, Montana, Alvenia, Cambell ,MGH, and George Washington.

Acceptances: Missouri State University 10/23, Rocky Mountain(waitlisted),New York Medical College

Rejections: Campbell

Interviews: Missouri State(10/21), Rocky Mountain U.(10/13), New York Medical College(10/27), Widener(declined), University of Miami(TBA), IUPUI(12/1) George Washington University(declined) Rutger(declined) Bellarmine (12/15),
 
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Oct 23, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
Interview Update!
University: University of Nevada, Reno
Major: Community Health Science
Overall GPA:
3.46
Pre-Req GPA: 3.92-3.76 depending on school
GRE: :
152V 152Q 4AW


Extra-Curricular: T.A for Kinesiology Course, Volunteer at hospital(300hrs), Volunteer at Adult Day care center(130hrs)
Honors:
Dean's List multiple occasions
Certifications: CPR & AED

Observation: 70hrs Acute impatient setting(Neuro, Trauma ICU, Ortho, Cardio/Pulmonary), Outpatient Sports& Occupational 46hrs, Wellness and Prevention Outpatient 90 hours
Letters of Recommendation:
2 PT's (one from the outpatient setting, one from the acute care setting), Head of Nevada Epidemiology Department/Professor, Volunteer coordinator/supervisor.

Applying to:
Rutgers North, UNLV, Widener, U of Utah, Rocky mountain Univ., New York Medical College, NOVA, Northeastern,Missouri State, Bradley, Emory, U of Mami, Montana, Alvenia, Cambell ,MGH, and George Washington.

Acceptances: Missouri State University 10/23, Rocky Mountain(waitlisted)

Rejections: Campbell

Interviews: Missouri State(10/21), Rocky Mountain U.(10/13), New York Medical College(10/27), Widener(declined), University of Miami(TBA), IUPUI(12/1) George Washington University(declined) Rutger(declined) Bellarmine (12/15),
Hi, I was wondering how your interview with Rocky Mountain went? I have an interview with coming up and would like some advice on the interview and how the day played out. Thank you
 
Nov 16, 2017
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Physical Therapy Student
Major: Biology
Overall GPA: 3.5
Pre-Req GPA: 3.3-3.4 (depending)
GRE: N/A

Extra-Curricular: 4 year member varsity mens soccer, worked as a PT tech, worked as an ophthalmic technician.
Honors:
AD Honor Roll multiple occasions

Observation: 660 hours Outpatient 2 different settings. (orthopaedic, aquatic, sports, paediatric)
Letters of Recommendation:
1 PT, 3 Professors (A&P prof, Organic Chemistry prof, African American History prof)

Applying to: Usciences Philadelphia, Wayne State U, Thomas Jefferson, Daemen College, Nazareth College of Rochester, Sacred Heart University, The Sage Colleges, Gannon (ruskin)
Acceptances: N/A

Rejections: N/A

Interviews: Nazareth (11/20), USci Philly (12/12), Wayne State (1/5)
 
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Oct 19, 2017
92
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Pre-Physical Therapy
UPDATE: INTERVIEWS

Undergrad
: University of Florida
Major: Economics
Overall GPA: 3.59
Pre-Req GPA: 3.6-3.85 depending on the program
GRE: 158V, 159Q, 4.5W
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 healthcare professional
Extra-curriculars: Intramural Tennis, Gardening Club, Sorority, Hospital Volunteering
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, President's List, Sorority Academic Award, Economics Honor Society, Academic Honor Society
Observation Hours: 170 total; 102 inpatient geriatric, 68 outpatient orthopedic and pediatric
Applied: Lynchburg, UNF, UCF, Marymount, UNE, URI, Duke, South Carolina
Acceptances:
Rejections:
Interviews: UCF (11/17), UNF (11/14), Marymount (12/2), UNE (12/8)
 
Nov 1, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
Major: Psychology
Overall GPA: 3.15 (last 60: 4.0)
Pre-Req GPA: 3.4- 4.0, depending on retake policy and courses
GRE: 163V, 155Q, 4.0W
LOR: 1 work supervisor, 1 PT (also a work supervisor), 1 professor (ex. phys and kinesiology), and 1 volunteer supervisor
Extra-curriculars: not much...a couple of volunteer organizations, a dance group in undergrad, and a few jobs
Observation Hours: 150 outpatient, 35 acute, 20 SNF
Applied: Ohio State, U. of RI, Marshall, Emory and Henry College, U. of VT, UIC, Northern Illinois, Bradley, Wichita State

Acceptances
:
Rejections: OSU (11/15)
Interviews: Northern Illinois (11/11)
 

Snovella

FutureDPT87
Nov 5, 2017
175
51
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
I received an interview invite from UNE. December 8th.
Anyone got any tips?
 
Jul 8, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy

Update!



Majors: B.S. General Biology, University of California: San Diego


Prereq, Overall GPA, and Last 60 Units: pGPA: ~3.7-3.8, cGPA: 2.96, last 60 units: 3.8 GRE: 159Q, 149V, 5.0AW


Observation: 695 Outpatient Hours, 250 Inpatient Hours


Submitted to PTCAS: 8/1/17


Applying: Shenandoah University, AT Still University, CSU Northridge, East Tennessee State University, Emory & Henry College, Governors State University, MGHIHP, Regis University, Bellarmine University, South College, Tennessee State University, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, University of Mary, High Point University, William Carey University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Univeristy of Saint Augustine San Marcos


Acceptance: AT Still University (10/9)


Interview Invites: South College (Waitlisted 9/4), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Waitlisted 10/5), AT Still University (Accepted 10/9), Emory and Henry College (received invite on 10/23 for 11/18 interview - Declined), MGH IHP Open House Invitation (received invite on 11/1 for 12/2 - Attending [live stream]), University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (received invite on 11/20 for 12/1 interview - Declined,) Shenandoah University (received invite on 11/21 for 12/15 interview - Declined)


Rejection: Governors State University (11/17)
 

edwinespinosa09

2+ Year Member
Dec 1, 2016
19
10
Status
Pre-Rehab Sci [General]
University: FSU
Major: Exercise Science
PTCAS Overall GPA: 3.32
Pre-Req GPA: 3.5-3.6
Super GRE: 159V 155Q 4.0AWA
(1st: 153V 149Q 4.0AWA & 2nd: 159V 155Q 3.5AWA)

Letters of Recommendation: 1 licensed PT outpatient, 1 PT teacher, 1 professor from Physics department

Observation Hours: Outpatient: 150 | Inpatient: 66 hours | Acute: 16 hours

Extra-Curricular: co-founder of two tech startups, executive board member for habitat for humanity

Applied: UF, UM, UCF, UNF, FIU, FGCU, NSU, ADU, FAMU, UTMB, UTSA, UNT, Mercer, UTSW, AS, Rutgers (North), USA (Austin)

Interviews: UCF, FGCU, Rutgers (North), UAMS, USA (Austin)

Rejections/Waitlist: UNF (waitlist for interview), UCA, UNT

Acceptances: TBD

Would be apply to answer any questions

Would love and appreciate some Interview Tips or General Advice :)
 

edwinespinosa09

2+ Year Member
Dec 1, 2016
19
10
Status
Pre-Rehab Sci [General]
UPDATE: INTERVIEWS

Undergrad
: University of Florida
Major: Economics
Overall GPA: 3.59
Pre-Req GPA: 3.6-3.85 depending on the program
GRE: 158V, 159Q, 4.5W
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 healthcare professional
Extra-curriculars: Intramural Tennis, Gardening Club, Sorority, Hospital Volunteering
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, President's List, Sorority Academic Award, Economics Honor Society, Academic Honor Society
Observation Hours: 170 total; 102 inpatient geriatric, 68 outpatient orthopedic and pediatric
Applied: Lynchburg, UNF, UCF, Marymount, UNE, URI, Duke, South Carolina
Acceptances:
Rejections:
Interviews: UCF (11/17), UNF (11/14), Marymount (12/2), UNE (12/8)

Any tips for the UCF interview? They are a top choice for me
 
Oct 19, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
Any tips for the UCF interview? They are a top choice for me
I would just go into it trying to be as relaxed as possible. They have a whole list of situational questions that are hard to prepare for, so my advice is just to think about your experiences and what you learned from them, think of different patients you met while observing, etc. everyone is super nice and it's very low stress so just relax and be yourself! I know that's not very specific but the questions were really all over the place (but not hard). Good luck!! :)
 
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edwinespinosa09

2+ Year Member
Dec 1, 2016
19
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Pre-Rehab Sci [General]
I would just go into it trying to be as relaxed as possible. They have a whole list of situational questions that are hard to prepare for, so my advice is just to think about your experiences and what you learned from them, think of different patients you met while observing, etc. everyone is super nice and it's very low stress so just relax and be yourself! I know that's not very specific but the questions were really all over the place (but not hard). Good luck!! :)
Awesome thanks! I heard the questions are "all over the place" from students that applied last year too. One student said she was given a group exercise to do with 2 other students to possibly observe leadership or cooperation skills.
 
Nov 21, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
University: CUNY Brooklyn College

Major: Psychology

Cumulative GPA: 3.31 (PTCAS) 3.1 (Official Cumulative GPA)

Last 60 Credit GPA: 3.95

Pre-Req GPA: 3.81-3.95

GRE: 150 - Q 157 - V 5.0 - A.W.

Observation Hours: 1000+ Outpatient orthopedic PT and 52 hours SNF

Extracurricular: Licensed EMT and First Aid, 2 national poster presentation publications, and proctor for ACS research symposium.

Applied: Mercy College, Stony Brook University, University of Delaware, Chatham University, SUNY Downstate, and University of Rhode Island

Interviews: Mercy College, Stony Brook University, and Chatham University

Rejections/Waitlist: N/A

Acceptances: Stony Brook University!!!!
 
Oct 9, 2017
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How was the interview at Stony Brook? I have an interview at Stony Brook in January. Any tips will be appreciated!
University: CUNY Brooklyn College

Major: Psychology

Cumulative GPA: 3.31 (PTCAS) 3.1 (Official Cumulative GPA)

Last 60 Credit GPA: 3.95

Pre-Req GPA: 3.81-3.95

GRE: 150 - Q 157 - V 5.0 - A.W.

Observation Hours: 1000+ Outpatient orthopedic PT and 52 hours SNF

Extracurricular: Licensed EMT and First Aid, 2 national poster presentation publications, and proctor for ACS research symposium.

Applied: Mercy College, Stony Brook University, University of Delaware, Chatham University, SUNY Downstate, and University of Rhode Island

Interviews: Mercy College, Stony Brook University, and Chatham University

Rejections/Waitlist: N/A

Acceptances: Stony Brook University!!!!
 
Nov 21, 2017
22
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Pre-Physical Therapy
How was the interview at Stony Brook? I have an interview at Stony Brook in January. Any tips will be appreciated!
I'd say be yourself during the interview process. The faculty and students are very welcoming. The interviews are group interviews, it was two interviewees, two faculty and a current pt student. The interview questions were pretty standard and was somewhat catered to your supplemental form. They chose me and another candidate with similar backgrounds and there were roughly 5 questions. One question you and the other candidate had scenarios where you had to demonstrate problem solving skills. The interviewers want to see whether you're a good fit for the school or not, so just be yourself and see if you want to attend Stony Brook. I'd say take a deep breath and try to relax, it was smooth sailing.
 
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Oct 3, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
Acceptance Update!!!!

University:
Wake Forest University
Major: Health and Exercise Science (with Psychology minor)
Overall GPA: 3.54
Pre-Req GPA: ~3.4 depending on the program
GRE: 155V 156Q 5.0AW

Extra-Curricular:
varsity cheerleader (freshman and sophomore year), tour guide all four years, annual committee member for dance marathon for cancer research, various leadership positions within sorority, worked as a PT tech over the summer

Honors: HES Honors student (includes being a research assistant for a clinical research study and writing an honors thesis), Dean's List 3 out of the past 6 semesters with 2 being both semesters of Junior year

Observation: 260 hours (190 outpatient orthopedics, 70 SNF/Extended-care facility)

Letters of Recommendation:
HES professor/academic advisor/HES Honors advisor, HES professor/HES Honors advisor, PT (from outpatient orthopedics), PTA (from outpatient orthopedics)

Applying to:
VCU, Radford, ODU, Lynchburg, Duke, Elon, High Point, USC, MUSC, Belmont, Emory, Mercer

Acceptances: High Point (11/15), Radford (11/21)

Rejections: N/A

Interviews: High Point (10/27), Radford (11/17)
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
Acceptance Update!!!!

University:
Wake Forest University
Major: Health and Exercise Science (with Psychology minor)
Overall GPA: 3.54
Pre-Req GPA: ~3.4 depending on the program
GRE: 155V 156Q 5.0AW

Extra-Curricular:
varsity cheerleader (freshman and sophomore year), tour guide all four years, annual committee member for dance marathon for cancer research, various leadership positions within sorority, worked as a PT tech over the summer

Honors: HES Honors student (includes being a research assistant for a clinical research study and writing an honors thesis), Dean's List 3 out of the past 6 semesters with 2 being both semesters of Junior year

Observation: 260 hours (190 outpatient orthopedics, 70 SNF/Extended-care facility)

Letters of Recommendation:
HES professor/academic advisor/HES Honors advisor, HES professor/HES Honors advisor, PT (from outpatient orthopedics), PTA (from outpatient orthopedics)

Applying to:
VCU, Radford, ODU, Lynchburg, Duke, Elon, High Point, USC, MUSC, Belmont, Emory, Mercer

Acceptances: High Point (11/15), Radford (11/21)

Rejections: N/A

Interviews: High Point (10/27), Radford (11/17)
Congrats on Radford!!! I was also accepted last night! :)
 
Oct 9, 2017
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I'd say be yourself during the interview process. The faculty and students are very welcoming. The interviews are group interviews, it was two interviewees, two faculty and a current pt student. The interview questions were pretty standard and was somewhat catered to your supplemental form. They chose me and another candidate with similar backgrounds and there were roughly 5 questions. One question you and the other candidate had scenarios where you had to demonstrate problem solving skills. The interviewers want to see whether you're a good fit for the school or not, so just be yourself and see if you want to attend Stony Brook. I'd say take a deep breath and try to relax, it was smooth sailing.
Thank you!
 
May 4, 2017
25
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Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
Acceptance Update:

Major- English
Cum GPA- 3.6 (my calculated. Hopefully PTCAS is similar).
GRE- 162 V 148 Q 5.0 AW
Observation- 120 Total: 30 Outpatient, 30 Acute, 30 Skilled Nursing, 30 Private Practice/Sports Performance
Extra Curricular- AmeriCorps Energy Express Mentor, School teacher for 5 years, Sigma Tau Delta International Literary Conference Published Author, Save Our Strays Animal Shelter Volunteer, Lifeguard for 3 years.

Applying to: WVU, Marshall, Wheeling Jesuit, Chatham, Hampton, Youngstown, Murphy Deming/Mary Baldwin
Interview(s): Murphy Deming (10/27), Wheeling Jesuit (1/26), Chatham (11/11)
Acceptances: Murphy Deming, Chatham
 
Jun 22, 2017
200
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Physical Therapy Student
ACCEPTANCE UPDATE :happy:

University: University of Louisville
Major: Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.93
Pre-Req GPA: ~3.73
GRE: V 152, Q 154, 4.0 AWA

EC: three different internships (research, one pt-related, wellness coaching), variety of jobs (physical therapy technician, healthy living coach at YMCA, federal work-study student, alley coordinator at Red Lobster), few volunteer experiences (IRONMAN, Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, Louisville Grows, Our Revolution, Student Outreach Uniting Louisville)
Observations: INPATIENT: SNF, sub-acute; OUTPATIENT: general orthopedic, industrial/occupational, wellness/prevention/fitness = 4 sites (~860 hours total)
Achievements: 8 various awards/honors/scholarships
LORs: 2 physical therapists, 1 major professor, 1 science professor

Applying: Bellarmine University, Chatham University, Youngstown State University, Marshall University, Mount St. Joseph University, Western Kentucky University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Kentucky
Interviews: Bellarmine University (11/3) Chatham University (11/11) Mount St. Joseph University (11/17)
Acceptances: Chatham University (11/22)
Hold: Bellarmine University (11/10)
Rejections: N/A
 
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doc_rox

2+ Year Member
Mar 13, 2017
2
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First time posting:
Undergrad: University of Colorado - Colorado Springs(Dec 2013)
CGPA: 3.26
PGPA: 3.79
GRE: 153V/150Q/4.0W
Obs hrs: 113 MTF(military outpatient), 16 VA hospital (inpatient), 30 subacute rehab/SNF, 30 civilian outpatient
Extracurricular: CSCS, BLS, competitive crossfit athlete, Olympic weightlifter, volunteer coach for nonprofit org, raised over $14k for veteran charity, created training programs for pre basic training soldiers
Honors: various military awards, competition awards
LOR: 1PT, supervisor, Director at University (former supervisor/mentor)
Applied: UIW (10/13) and UT Health(10/2)
Interviews: UIW (11/4)
Acceptances: UIW (11/6)
Rejections: UT Health (11/22)

I toured UIW in July to learn more about the program and faculty before applying. Met with the associate dean, we chatted for a long while about the program. After leaving the tour, UIW shifted to my number 1 choice for schools.

I will be transitioning career fields from full time recruiter for the National Guard to broke DPT student and future BAMF DPT! Super excited to start this new chapter in life! UIWSoPT 2021
Advice: make it happen! I almost didn't apply this cohort because I had so much left to do when July rolled around.

Good luck!
 
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Nov 21, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
First time posting!
Undergrad degree: BS in Health Science from Gettysburg College
cGPA:3.11
pGPA (depending on grade replacement):3.04-3.52
postBac: 4.0 at community college
Currently taking: Public speaking and Dev. psych (both prereqs) next semester:retake chemistry 1
GRE: 159V 156Q 4.0W
Obs hours: 800 hours at 3 different outpatient, one currently employed as a PT aide, Geriatrics: 75, hospital:100
Extracurricular: work currently: PT aide, licensed pharmacy tech, barista at local coffee shop
volunteer: Big Brothers Big Sisters, babysitter at homeless shelter, member of APO service fraternity, math/science tutor for underprivileged high school students, marketing head of College 5K
other: Deli, employed at college library( 4 yrs), member of dance ensemble
Applied: American International, Rutgers South, Kean, Seton Hall, Chatam, Marymount, UPitt, Boston University, MGH, Franklin Pierce (NH)
Acceptances:American International, Franklin Pierce
Rejections: UPitt (11/22), Rutgers (12/21)
Interviews: Chatam (deferred), Marymount (waitlist), MGH (waitlist), Kean (deferred)

I was wondering if anyone had any advice on if I should continue getting observation hours in different settings/ what else to do to strengthen my application. My cGPA is low but unfortunately not much will change that.
 
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Smash Atoms

2+ Year Member
Mar 23, 2017
130
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Physical Therapy Student
**Update**

cGPA: 3.71
pGPA: 3.98
Last 60 GPA: 3.98
math/science: 3.98

GRE: 161V, 158Q, 5.0 AWA

Hours: 240 total, 40 each in large outpatient ortho, privately owned outpatient ortho, inpatient adult acute, inpatient pediatric acute, inpatient sub acute neuro, outpatient pediatric neurodevelopmental

Volunteer: 138 hours hospice, 1100 community development open mic event (founder, director), 1200 hours for various dog rescue organizations

Other: Decade of experience in large format retail management, development of director level position at corporate office. Directly responsible for P&L of $12 million annual sales plan and 55 employees. Decided I hated it and went back to school.

Applied to: UT Health SA, UIW, Texas State

Interviews: UIW (10/7), UT Health (11/4), Texas State (12/4 - declined interview offer)

Accepted: UIW, UT Health (going to UT Health)
 
Nov 24, 2017
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Physical Therapy Student
College: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
cGPA: 3.46
pGPA: 3.72
GRE: 152 V&Q 4.0 analytical

Hours: 40 in outpatient, 45 in acute, and 1000+ in rehab. Work as a rehab tech in a Stroke, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, and Wound Care Center.

Volunteer: Soccer Coach, Private placekicking coach, community service for multiple organizations.

Other: Patient Transporter for 2.5 years in level 2 hospital. Worked with a lot of critical care patients in multiple settings, including orhto, neuro, trauma, pulmonary, oncology, surgical, and cardiac.

Applied To: Tennessee State, UTC, Belmont, Evansville, Bellarmine, Brenau, High Point, Elon, Western Carolina, ETSU, Murphy Deming/ Mary Baldwin

Interviews: High Point 8/25 (waitlisted), Murphy Deming 11/4 (accepted on 11/16), Bellarmine University (2/9)

Rejections: Western Carolina, Belmont, Evansville (pulled application), Elon (pulled application), TSU (filled early decision), UTC (filled early decision)
 
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Nov 24, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
University: Northeastern University
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Overall GPA: 3.57
Pre-Req GPA:3.65-3.73
GRE: 155 V, 164 Q, 4.0 W

Hours: 1000+ in 2 outpatient clinics, 420 in a school, 18 in rehabilitation hospital, 8 in acute care hospital

Work: Rehab Aide for 6 months at outpatient clinic with ortho, neuro, and chronic pain patients. PT Aide for 6 months at a school for students with visual and hearing impairments.

Extra-Curric: Pep Band (4.5 years), Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity (2.5 years, Corresponding Secretary for 1 year, currently the Vice President of Membership), Northeastern Undergraduate Researchers of Neuroscience (1 year).

Volunteer: 2+ years volunteering in a running group for people who have neurological conditions who want to return to running, 2 years volunteering at Brigham and Women's Hospital at front desk and central transport

LOR: 2 PTs, 1 capstone professor, 1 clinical supervisor

Applied: Boston U, Northeastern, MGH IHP, Simmons

Acceptances: TBD
Rejections: TBD
Interviews: TBD
 

Smash Atoms

2+ Year Member
Mar 23, 2017
130
68
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Physical Therapy Student
Sounds like a pretty interesting undergrad major.

Good luck, stats look pretty solid!
 
Oct 23, 2017
24
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Pre-Physical Therapy
Interview/Acceptance update!

Major: Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.62 [PTCAS]
Pre-Req GPA: 3.8-3.9
GRE: 154V, 150Q, 4.0W

Extra-Curric/Employment: Strength & conditioning intern @ private facility, certified EMT, athletic trainer aide, study abroad, peer health educator, peer mentor, camp counselor, Baseball coach, missions work, bass guitarist, Campus ministry E-board, intramural softball, summer school teacher for 1st grade and 2nd grade kids

LOR: 2 professors, 1 supervisor, 1 PT. My LOR's and personal statement are def the strengths in my app.

Volunteer: 80 total hours at three out-patient clinics

Applied to: Chatham U (10/2), Rosalind Franklin (10/5), UMES (10/5), Columbia U (10/24), U Florida (10/31), Mercer University (10/31),

Interviews: Rosalind Franklin (1/6), Chatham U (11/11), Columbia U (12/1), Mercer (deferred to later date)

Acceptances: Chatham(11/23)

Rejections: N/A
 
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Oct 19, 2017
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Pre-Physical Therapy
University: University of Pittsburgh
Major: natural science, minors in political science and history
Overall GPA: 3.42
Pre-Req GPA: ~3.1-3.3 depending on school
GRE: 152 V 155 Q 4.5 W

Extra-Curric: Irish dance, sorority (fundraised money for premature babies), worked for a nonprofit hospital gift shop, a kid’s charity club, did many Pitt days of service

Volunteer: inpatient rehab: 45 hours, outpatient rehab: 36 hours, pediatric/aquatic pt: 7 hours, then about 500 hours as a rehab aide for UPMC for inpatient rehab/acute care

Applying to: VCU, Pitt, Temple, Rosalind Franklin, Wheeling Jesuit, Slippery Rock, maybe GWU (most submitted early October-early nov)

Interviews: Wheeling Jesuit (1/26)

Rejections: N/A

Acceptances: Pitt (11/26)
 
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Oct 9, 2017
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Interview/Acceptance update!

Major: Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.62 [PTCAS]
Pre-Req GPA: 3.8-3.9
GRE: 154V, 150Q, 4.0W

Extra-Curric/Employment: Strength & conditioning intern @ private facility, certified EMT, athletic trainer aide, study abroad, peer health educator, peer mentor, camp counselor, Baseball coach, missions work, bass guitarist, Campus ministry E-board, intramural softball, summer school teacher for 1st grade and 2nd grade kids

LOR: 2 professors, 1 supervisor, 1 PT. My LOR's and personal statement are def the strengths in my app.

Volunteer: 80 total hours at three out-patient clinics

Applied to: Chatham U (10/2), Rosalind Franklin (10/5), UMES (10/5), Columbia U (10/24), U Florida (10/31), Mercer University (10/31),

Interviews: Rosalind Franklin (1/6), Chatham U (11/11), Columbia U (12/1), Mercer (deferred to later date)

Acceptances: Chatham(11/23)

Rejections: N/A
When did you hear back from Columbia?
 
Nov 26, 2017
27
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Pre-Physical Therapy
University: University of South Carolina
Major: Exercise Science, minor in Chemistry
Overall GPA: 3.75
Pre-Req GPA: ~3.91
GRE: 153V 151Q 4.0W

Extra-Curric: Sorority chairman, member of multiple honor societies, RBT (registered behavior technician for ABA therapy)

Observation/Work: Over 1000 hours of volunteer and paid work with special needs children in academic and therapy settings
Over 100 hours in an out-patient clinic, 20 hours in an in-patient hospital, and over 500 hours in a pediatric clinic

Applied to: South Carolina, MUSC, Emory, Mercer, Elon, Western Carolina, SUNY Upstate, Duke, Ohio Sate, UTHSC, and UNC

Interviews: Mercer (11/18), UTHSC (12/8), Western Carolina (12/9), and Elon (1/29)

Acceptances: N/A

Rejections: N/A
 
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Acceptance Update!!

School
: Ohio State
Major: Health Science
cGPA: 3.89
Science GPA: 3.78
GRE: 157 Verbal, 150 Quant, 4.5 AWA
Observation hours: 135 outpatient: 27 inpatient
Extra-Curriculars: Publication in peer reviewed journal, internship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Intramural baseball team captain.

Apply: Univeristy of Cincinnati (no interview), University of Toledo, Walsh University, Youngstown State U (no interview) and Mount St Joseph.

Interviews: Mount St Joseph (11/17) Walsh University (11/10) and Univeristy of Toledo (12/8; declined).

Acceptances: Mount St Joseph (11/27)

Rejections: N/A
 
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PTstudent221

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Acceptance Update!!

School
: Ohio State
Major: Health Science
cGPA: 3.89
Science GPA: 3.78
GRE: 157 Verbal, 150 Quant, 4.5 AWA
Observation hours: 135 outpatient: 27 inpatient
Extra-Curriculars: Publication in peer reviewed journal, internship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Intramural baseball team captain.

Apply: Univeristy of Cincinnati (no interview), University of Toledo, Walsh University, Youngstown State U (no interview) and Mount St Joseph.

Interviews: Mount St Joseph (11/17) Walsh University (11/10) and Univeristy of Toledo (12/8).

Acceptances: Mount St Joseph (11/27)

Rejections: N/A
how was Mount st Joseph's interview? i was supposed to go to the one on the 17th but had to move it to january because of a conflict with another school.
 

PTstudent221

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1st acceptance :)

Major: Biology focus in Chemistry
cGPA 3.41
preGPA 3.64
GRE v-158 q-156 w-4.0

extra: relay for life 2 years, biological honors club, healing hearts club, work experience 2 places, volunteer position - hospital and rehab hospital, therapy aide job starting this october

volunteer hours - 107 outpatient, 58 rehab hospital, 21 neuro and ortho, 30 sports, 50 planed in geriatrics and neuro

applied to: Cleveland state, OU, Dayton, Cincci, mount st Joseph, toledo, walsh, northwestern, rosalind franklin, emory and henry, and mount union to be safe

Acceptances: Rosalind Franklin (11/27)

Rejections: Ohio University

Interviews: Dayton 11/17, Rosalind Franklin 11/18, Mount st. Joseph 1/12, Emory and Henry 11/18(declined), Mount union 12/7
 
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how was Mount st Joseph's interview? i was supposed to go to the one on the 17th but had to move it to january because of a conflict with another school.
It is somewhat tough. Each group of students gets assigned a different faculty member, student and a local PT. So, in reality, your questions could be completely different than mine were. But, I would say, know why you want to go to MSJ and show your passion for being a DPT
 
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Jun 22, 2017
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Acceptance Update!!

School
: Ohio State
Major: Health Science
cGPA: 3.89
Science GPA: 3.78
GRE: 157 Verbal, 150 Quant, 4.5 AWA
Observation hours: 135 outpatient: 27 inpatient
Extra-Curriculars: Publication in peer reviewed journal, internship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Intramural baseball team captain.

Apply: Univeristy of Cincinnati (no interview), University of Toledo, Walsh University, Youngstown State U (no interview) and Mount St Joseph.

Interviews: Mount St Joseph (11/17) Walsh University (11/10) and Univeristy of Toledo (12/8).

Acceptances: Mount St Joseph (11/27)

Rejections: N/A
How/When were you notified??
 
Jun 30, 2017
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Hey! Congrats on the acceptance/interviews. When did you apply to Columbia? How long did it take to hear back about an interview?
I have the same question! I applied to Columbia but havent heard anything. Did you get an email saying your application was in review or received? I havent received anything an submitting a while ago!
 
Jun 30, 2017
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Major: Kinesiology
Overall GPA: 3.34
Pre-Req GPA: 2.97-3.4 (depending on the school)
GRE: 155V 158Q 4.5 AW

Extra-Curricular:
Club Athlete, Club team Exec, Kinesiology Board Exec, Pre-PT Club, Therapeutic Riding Center Volunteer, Alternative Spring Break Participant
Honors: Dean's List 5 semesters, Volunteer service award
Certifications: CPR/AED

Observation: 1900+ Outpatient (Gap year working as a tech), 25 hours Home Health, 21 hours Performing Arts PT, 7 hours School, 3 hours Inpatient
Letters of Recommendation: 2 PT's, 2 Kinesiology Professors
Applying to: VCU, Columbia, Murphy Deming, Shenandoah, High Point

Interviews:
High Point (9/29), Murphy Deming (10/21), Columbia (11/17)
Acceptances: Murphy Deming (11/2)
Rejections: N/A

If anyone has questions about low-GPA or gap-year I'm happy to share my experiences with those!


I applied to Columbia but havent heard anything. Did you get an email saying your application was in review or received? I havent received anything an submitting a while ago!
 
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UPDATE: Interview :)

Undergrad
: University of Florida
Major: Economics
Overall GPA: 3.59
Pre-Req GPA: 3.6-3.85 depending on the program
GRE: 158V, 159Q, 4.5W
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 healthcare professional
Extra-curriculars: Intramural Tennis, Gardening Club, Sorority, Hospital Volunteering
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, President's List, Sorority Academic Award, Economics Honor Society, Academic Honor Society
Observation Hours: 170 total; 102 inpatient geriatric, 68 outpatient orthopedic and pediatric
Applied: Lynchburg, UNF, UCF, Marymount, UNE, URI, Duke, South Carolina
Acceptances:
Rejections:
Interviews: UNF (11/14), UCF (11/17), Marymount (12/2), UNE (12/8), URI (1/4)
 
Jun 22, 2017
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ACCEPTANCE UPDATE :):)

University: University of Louisville
Major: Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.93
Pre-Req GPA: ~3.73
GRE: V 152, Q 154, 4.0 AWA

EC: three different internships (research, one pt-related, wellness coaching), variety of jobs (physical therapy technician, healthy living coach at YMCA, federal work-study student, alley coordinator at Red Lobster), few volunteer experiences (IRONMAN, Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, Louisville Grows, Our Revolution, Student Outreach Uniting Louisville)
Observations: INPATIENT: SNF, sub-acute; OUTPATIENT: general orthopedic, industrial/occupational, wellness/prevention/fitness = 4 sites (~860 hours total)
Achievements: 8 various awards/honors/scholarships
LORs: 2 physical therapists, 1 major professor, 1 science professor

Applying: Bellarmine University, Chatham University, Youngstown State University, Marshall University, Mount St. Joseph University, Western Kentucky University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Kentucky
Interviews: Bellarmine University (11/3) Chatham University (11/11) Mount St. Joseph University (11/17)
Acceptances: Chatham University (11/22) Mount St. Joseph University (11/28)
Hold: Bellarmine University (11/10)
Rejections: N/A
 
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When did you hear back from Columbia?
I submitted on 10/24 and heard back from them on 11/6! Their deadline is fast approaching so they probably have a ton of applications coming in at this time so I wouldn't stress too much about it.
 
May 4, 2017
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ACCEPTANCE UPDATE :):)

University: University of Louisville
Major: Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.93
Pre-Req GPA: ~3.73
GRE: V 152, Q 154, 4.0 AWA

EC: three different internships (research, one pt-related, wellness coaching), variety of jobs (physical therapy technician, healthy living coach at YMCA, federal work-study student, alley coordinator at Red Lobster), few volunteer experiences (IRONMAN, Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, Louisville Grows, Our Revolution, Student Outreach Uniting Louisville)
Observations: INPATIENT: SNF, sub-acute; OUTPATIENT: general orthopedic, industrial/occupational, wellness/prevention/fitness = 4 sites (~860 hours total)
Achievements: 8 various awards/honors/scholarships
LORs: 2 physical therapists, 1 major professor, 1 science professor

Applying: Bellarmine University, Chatham University, Youngstown State University, Marshall University, Mount St. Joseph University, Western Kentucky University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Kentucky (open to other suggestions!)
Interviews: Bellarmine University (11/3) Chatham University (11/11) Mount St. Joseph University (11/17)
Acceptances: Chatham University (11/22) Mount St. Joseph University (11/28)
Hold: Bellarmine University (11/10)
Rejections: N/A
Congrats on the second acceptance from a fellow Kentuckian!

Have you heard anything from Youngstown or Marshall?
 
Jun 22, 2017
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Congrats on the second acceptance from a fellow Kentuckian!

Have you heard anything from Youngstown or Marshall?
Thank you!! Why didn't you apply to any Kentucky schools?? haha

I have not heard from either since their confirmation emails. It seems as though Youngstown will be sending out acceptances within the next week or so. As of Marshall, I have not received an interview invite or anything yet.
 
May 4, 2017
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Thank you!! Why didn't you apply to any Kentucky schools?? haha

I have not heard from either since their confirmation emails. It seems as though Youngstown will be sending out acceptances within the next week or so. As of Marshall, I have not received an interview invite or anything yet.
Most of the KY programs wanted some prereqs that I didn't want to end up taking. I considered UK though. I live in Eastern KY, but central/Western KY in your direction is much nicer.

I haven't either, I was getting worried. You're the only person I've seen post about Marshall and Youngstown other than myself. If you hear from them, let me know!

Congrats on Chatham again!
 
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UPDATE: Interview :)

Undergrad
: University of Florida
Major: Economics
Overall GPA: 3.59
Pre-Req GPA: 3.6-3.85 depending on the program
GRE: 158V, 159Q, 4.5W
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 healthcare professional
Extra-curriculars: Intramural Tennis, Gardening Club, Sorority, Hospital Volunteering
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, President's List, Sorority Academic Award, Economics Honor Society, Academic Honor Society
Observation Hours: 170 total; 102 inpatient geriatric, 68 outpatient orthopedic and pediatric
Applied: Lynchburg, UNF, UCF, Marymount, UNE, URI, Duke, South Carolina
Acceptances:
Rejections:
Interviews: UNF (11/14), UCF (11/17), Marymount (12/2), UNE (12/8), URI (1/4)
What time are you interviewing at URI? I got the email invite today too :) I'm from FL as well!
 
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I submitted on 10/24 and heard back from them on 11/6! Their deadline is fast approaching so they probably have a ton of applications coming in at this time so I wouldn't stress too much about it.
Thank you. Good luck on the interview!
 
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ACCEPTANCE UPDATE :):)

University: University of Louisville
Major: Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.93
Pre-Req GPA: ~3.73
GRE: V 152, Q 154, 4.0 AWA

EC: three different internships (research, one pt-related, wellness coaching), variety of jobs (physical therapy technician, healthy living coach at YMCA, federal work-study student, alley coordinator at Red Lobster), few volunteer experiences (IRONMAN, Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, Louisville Grows, Our Revolution, Student Outreach Uniting Louisville)
Observations: INPATIENT: SNF, sub-acute; OUTPATIENT: general orthopedic, industrial/occupational, wellness/prevention/fitness = 4 sites (~860 hours total)
Achievements: 8 various awards/honors/scholarships
LORs: 2 physical therapists, 1 major professor, 1 science professor

Applying: Bellarmine University, Chatham University, Youngstown State University, Marshall University, Mount St. Joseph University, Western Kentucky University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Kentucky (open to other suggestions!)
Interviews: Bellarmine University (11/3) Chatham University (11/11) Mount St. Joseph University (11/17)
Acceptances: Chatham University (11/22) Mount St. Joseph University (11/28)
Hold: Bellarmine University (11/10)
Rejections: N/A
Is MSJ a top priority school??