Mercer University PT Program

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  1. DPTwannab3

    DPTwannab3

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    Is anyone applying to Mercer University? Do you think their supplemental essay is a bit strange? The question is ordinary, but they do not have a word count.
     
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  3. southernswimmer

    southernswimmer 2+ Year Member

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    I am! I actually finished with all their application materials last week. I only thought their supplemental essay was strange in that it was more "what do you know about physical therapy?" instead of "why do you want to be a physical therapist?" There isn't a max word count from what I found..mine ended up being 2 pages and ~800 words.
     
  4. DPTwannab3

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    Did you apply to MUSC also?
     
  5. DPTwannab3

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    But yeah, I was thinking it was weird how they didn't have a word count. My essay for PTCAS was about 550 words and I was going to aim for around 600 or 700 words here. I actually called admissions several weeks ago and they said that just whatever you decide is okay.
     
  6. southernswimmer

    southernswimmer 2+ Year Member

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    I did.
     
  7. DPTwannab3

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    What are your stats, if you don´t mind me asking? I think everything is pretty competitive in mine, except my GRE. The Quantitative part killed me.
     
  8. jessicaz

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    I went to an open house at Mercer and they said their first round if interviews will be held on Nov 15, so hopefully we will hear something soon!
     
  9. southernswimmer

    southernswimmer 2+ Year Member

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    Clemson University
    Major: Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Minor: Psychology
    Overall GPA: 3.94
    Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
    GRE: 159 V, 156 Q, 4.5 AW
    Extra-Curric/Work/Other: Undergraduate Research, Women's Varsity Rowing, Club Swimming, Equine-Assisted Therapy, Pre-Allied Health Club, University Lifeguard and Tutor
    Observation Hours: ~100 outpatient (ortho/peds/geriatric/aquatic/neuro), 40 inpatient (ortho/geriatric/wound)
    Applied: MUSC, Duke, Washington U, Elon, Mercer

    EEEK! I'm scared now :unsure:. Thanks for the update!
     
  10. jessicaz

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    Wow you have great stats! Don't be scared:)
     
  11. southernswimmer

    southernswimmer 2+ Year Member

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    Aw thanks! I'm just terrified of the (hopefully) interview. I hate interviews.
     
  12. jessicaz

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    I just got an email saying I was invited for an interview!!!:)
     
  13. southernswimmer

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    Me too! See you there!

    Also, my school's playing GT in Atlanta that day. I'll be repping the Orange!:)
     
  14. jessicaz

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    Yay congrats!! Hahaha oh no I'm a huge ga tech fan and I was planning on going to that game but now idk if I can
     
  15. southernswimmer

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    They haven't announced the time yet, unfortunately. :( Otherwise, I'd think about going too.
     
  16. lmlpt

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    I got an interview too! ....it's the Georgia-Auburn game. GOOO Dawgs!
     
  17. southernswimmer

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    Imma stay neutral on that one ;)
     
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    I got an invite as well, planning to be there!
     
  19. DPTwannab3

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    When are the interviews? Is this for Mercer University?
     
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    Nov 15. And yes.
     
  21. floridagurl8

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    is nov 15 the only interview date?
     
  22. Don713

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    I received an interview invitation as well.. i already have an acceptance to a program I really liked and was wondering if I should make the trip for this one. could anyone tell me about their experiences with mercer?
     
  23. DPTwannab3

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    I definitely think that will not be the only interview date. The supplemental and PTCAS materials are due November 17th. Also, they probably will have a LOT of people they need to interview so they may need a few weeks to interview everyone.
     
  24. jessicaz

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    I went to an open house at Mercer and they said the two interview dates are Nov 15 and Jan 17. Hope that helps!
     
  25. Don713

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    What did you think of the school?
     
  26. jessicaz

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    Well I'm a little biased because I live 10 min from the campus and Mercer has been my number one choice since Freshman year haha, so I think it's a great program. I've visited multiple schools, and I just know it's the perfect fit for me. I love how it's a pretty new program and I've heard nothing but great things about the faculty (which is a huge factor for me).
     
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  27. PTMattI

    PTMattI 2+ Year Member

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    Hey guys, Im a 3rd year at Mercer. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a PM
     
  28. ThisIsMyUsername

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    Hi! Okay so I am going to Mercer (YAY) but was wondering how y'all went about finding roommates your first year? I'm hoping to get it figured out soon so that I'm not scrambling last minute.
     
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  29. PTMattI

    PTMattI 2+ Year Member

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    one way is to make a FB group "Mercer DPT 2018" as people join you can figure all that out
     

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