This feels odd that I'm giving you my input considering I haven't even been invited to an interview. Anyhow, I've worked with several therapists from both mercer and Emory. Both are excellent programs. Emorys tuition is significantly higher but both programs are quite expensive. From what I've observed, recent grads of both schools are excellent in manual therapy and orthopedics. Emory has strong neuro and the students are very exposed to research and other health disciplines. However I always wanted to go to mercer ever since the mass exodus of the all star faculty from gsu several years ago. This includes Joe Donnelly the PTAG president (although I hear he's less involved with the entry level program now) and some other big names in the local PT community. Mercer and Emory I'd say are maybe the two best programs in GA right now and if I had to choose, I would go with mercer based on tuition and the outstanding faculty. However if having a large alumni community and going to a prestigious university with a name recognized by most people in the south, I'd go with Emory. Source: Rehab aide in a hospital 15 min away from both Emory and Mercer and PT tech at another output clinic for last year and a half. Hope that helped.I was accepted, as well! Does anyone know how Mercer's program compares to Emory's? Anything you've heard about either or any advantages of one over the other would be helpful! Thanks!
With the interview being 6 days away, I'm wondering why they haven't contacted everyone. I figured they were waiting to see who accepted their invitation to attend and put down their deposit. I'm starting to become anxious! Of course when you call, it goes to voicemail. Has anyone else heard anything? Best of luck.
I called admissions this morning and she tried to tell me that everyone has been contacted regarding a decision. When I told her I haven't received an interview or rejection email, she made a few calls. She called me back and said that they are still deciding for the last wave of interviews and to hold tight. Does this mean they are going to contact applicants the day before interviews or maybe they added a new interview date?! So frustrating...
I called this morning as well and told her the same thing. She told me I'd be contacted "within a week." I asked her if she meant "by the end of the week," but she meant within the next 7 days. I told her I knew the interview was in 3 days and asked if they'd be conducting a third interview session, she said they were still deciding on the possibility of a 3rd round.
Some schools apparently wear a school track suit while out on clinical; that's why I said I prefer a track suit. Not sure what I will wear but where I am shadowing the PT's wear scrubs (hospital.)
@malibu3 unless you have gotten a denial I'd hold out hope. If they don't fill those spots (they are probably waiting on some people to decide) they will go down the list. If you had an interview could you still have a full out denial? Sorry I'm new I don't know how it works. Hopefully in a few years I'll be the one with the answers.
Yeah, that was the date they said they would try to contact everyone by. But I'm guessing they're taking a little longer if you haven't heard back from them yet.When I interviewed I thought they said they would let us know by February 2nd. Does anyone know if this was the correct date?