Jul 24, 2016
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Pre-Physical Therapy
Just got offered an interview at Mayo Clinic. Any advice on this? Has anyone interviewed here before?
 

iowaPT

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Aug 3, 2016
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Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
What were your numbers? Im planning on applying to mayo if my ED choice is denied. Sorry I cant help with advice as im relatively unfamiliar with their interview process as well.
 

astarblaze

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Physical Therapy Student
According to past posts, Mayo does behavioral-style interviewing.
So, we're talking about questions like:
Tell me about a time when you achieved a goal and how you did it.
Tell me about a time when you experienced failure, and how you dealt with it.
Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker or classmate, and how you handled it.

Might be worth doing a little forum searching; I believe people have discussed Mayo's interview process in the past.
 
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AstroPT
Jul 24, 2016
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Pre-Physical Therapy
According to past posts, Mayo does behavioral-style interviewing.
So, we're talking about questions like:
Tell me about a time when you achieved a goal and how you did it.
Tell me about a time when you experienced failure, and how you dealt with it.
Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker or classmate, and how you handled it.

Might be worth doing a little forum searching; I believe people have discussed Mayo's interview process in the past.

That's what I've been seeing as well. In fact, there's even a whole page dedicated to "Interviews at Mayo" on their website, and it talks a lot about behavioral questions. They are looking for specific examples it seems like! I'm going to be interviewing there in September- pretty nervous!
 
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AstroPT
Jul 24, 2016
16
3
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Pre-Physical Therapy
What were your numbers? Im planning on applying to mayo if my ED choice is denied. Sorry I cant help with advice as im relatively unfamiliar with their interview process as well.
Here's my stats!

University: Northern Illinois University
Major: Health Sciences-Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis
Overall GPA: 3.70
Pre-Req GPA: 3.71
Last 60 credit hours GPA: 3.98
GRE First time: 148Q, 154V, 4.0AW
GRE Second time: 148Q, 149V, 3.0AW
GRE Third time: 151Q, 150V, 3.5AW
Hours: 113 outpatient hours & 22 inpatient hours
Extra-Curric: Pre-Physical Therapy Club: President, University Honors Program, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Student Health Advisory Council, Honors Student Association, Child Health Program
Recommendation Letters: Physical therapist (that I shadowed), supervisor (from Tour Guide job), biology professor, & military sergeant (from physical fitness class I took)

Applying: University of Illinois-Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Rosalind Franklin University, Bradley University, Governors State University, Indiana University, Indiana State University, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, University of Toledo, Mayo School of Health Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, & University of Jamestown

E-Submitted on: 7/24/16
Verified: 7/28/16

My freshmen year of college I attended a different 4 year school w/ a different major and received all Bs, so it hardcore brought down my GPA. Ever since I transferred to NIU, I've gotten straight A's. I'm currently retaking Anatomy this summer and I will most likely get an A. I plan on retaking Physiology in the Fall. After that, my only bad pre-req grade would be Statistics, which I got a B- in.