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Who else got admitted? Just got my email acceptance today with a scholarship. Pretty excited!
 
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I also just got an acceptance email, but sadly no scholarship. I’m very excited to be accepted, but the hefty price tag will probably make it likely that I’ll decline.
 
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I also just got an acceptance email, but sadly no scholarship. I’m very excited to be accepted, but the hefty price tag will probably make it likely that I’ll decline.
Congrats on the acceptance! Yeah it is quite expensive :/
 

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Just got in! But I already accepted Columbia which was my top pick but MGH is extremely tempting. One of the reasons I'm hesitant to accept though is I didn't get a chance to attend the open house so I didn't meet potential classmates and see what the class culture would be like. Does anyone have any insight?
 

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I got accepted too! Congrats to the rest of you :)
 
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Just got in! But I already accepted Columbia which was my top pick but MGH is extremely tempting. One of the reasons I'm hesitant to accept though is I didn't get a chance to attend the open house so I didn't meet potential classmates and see what the class culture would be like. Does anyone have any insight?
First off congrats on the acceptance! I did attend the open house on December 1st so I can tell you a lot about my experience. We got a tour of the campus and to be honest it is on the small side (which isn't a problem for me personally because I feel that you'll get to connect with your classmates better.) The library is also small, but they told us we have access to Harvard's library so that's a plus.

The classrooms and the facilities are in pretty good condition as everything seems up-to-date (so not old and dilapidated like some schools.) They don't have cadavers nor dissections, but we're training to become PTs not surgeons so it's no big deal. They do have automatrons that we'll be able to practice with as opposed to using our classmates. The automatrons we saw were a pregnant lady and a newborn baby (both moving on their own and with many bodily functions.)

The current students gave us a tour of the campus and it along with the surrounding area look aesthetically pleasing. The buildings look great and you get to see a great view of the harbor (keep in mind that at sunrise and sunset the cannon goes off so don't be alarmed, I wished they warned us about it because it scared the sh#t out of us during the Q&A session.)

The faculty seem really friendly and genuinely seemed to really care about the well-being of their students. I believe this student-professor relationship will bolster the learning experience at PT school. The unique curriculum seems ideal for the student who learns better working in groups as opposed to a typical lecture hall setting. The curriculum is set up in 4-week modules where you learn many topics at once as opposed to taking separate courses.

They also have a pro bono clinic where PT students provide direct access care to members of the community, particularly those whom are underserved.

Finally, the third year is a paid internship which well help offset the cost of tuition. You get to list 5 settings where you would like to attend, and most of the time you will get placed in one of your top five choices.

I hope I provided you with sufficient insight! :)
 
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Keep your hopes up. Many people will decline due to the cost of tuition and COL in Boston.
Yeah, I'm not too bummed out! Although MGH is my top choice, I've still been accepted to 2 schools in sunny SoCal.

I also went to the open house, so I can answer any questions about that

btw, Congrats to everyone who got accepted!
 
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First off congrats on the acceptance! I did attend the open house on December 1st so I can tell you a lot about my experience. We got a tour of the campus and to be honest it is on the small side (which isn't a problem for me personally because I feel that you'll get to connect with your classmates better.) The library is also small, but they told us we have access to Harvard's library so that's a plus.

The classrooms and the facilities are in pretty good condition as everything seems up-to-date (so not old and dilapidated like some schools.) They don't have cadavers nor dissections, but we're training to become PTs not surgeons so it's no big deal. They do have automatrons that we'll be able to practice with as opposed to using our classmates. The automatrons we saw were a pregnant lady and a newborn baby (both moving on their own and with many bodily functions.)

The current students gave us a tour of the campus and it along with the surrounding area look aesthetically pleasing. The buildings look great and you get to see a great view of the harbor (keep in mind that at sunrise and sunset the cannon goes off so don't be alarmed, I wished they warned us about it because it scared the sh#t out of us during the Q&A session.)

The faculty seem really friendly and genuinely seemed to really care about the well-being of their students. I believe this student-professor relationship will bolster the learning experience at PT school. The unique curriculum seems ideal for the student who learns better working in groups as opposed to a typical lecture hall setting. The curriculum is set up in 4-week modules where you learn many topics at once as opposed to taking separate courses.

They also have a pro bono clinic where PT students provide direct access care to members of the community, particularly those whom are underserved.

Finally, the third year is a paid internship which well help offset the cost of tuition. You get to list 5 settings where you would like to attend, and most of the time you will get placed in one of your top five choices.

I hope I provided you with sufficient insight! :)
Huge thanks for writing this! I couldn't make it to the open house, but I'm really glad to hear more about the program. Is MGH your first choice?
 
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Huge thanks for writing this! I couldn't make it to the open house, but I'm really glad to hear more about the program. Is MGH your first choice?
Well I have a low cGPA so I strategically only applied to three programs. But out of the three, I do have to say that MGH is my favorite due to its unique curriculum. And with a scholarship no less, I think I will end up attending!
 
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First off congrats on the acceptance! I did attend the open house on December 1st so I can tell you a lot about my experience. We got a tour of the campus and to be honest it is on the small side (which isn't a problem for me personally because I feel that you'll get to connect with your classmates better.) The library is also small, but they told us we have access to Harvard's library so that's a plus.

The classrooms and the facilities are in pretty good condition as everything seems up-to-date (so not old and dilapidated like some schools.) They don't have cadavers nor dissections, but we're training to become PTs not surgeons so it's no big deal. They do have automatrons that we'll be able to practice with as opposed to using our classmates. The automatrons we saw were a pregnant lady and a newborn baby (both moving on their own and with many bodily functions.)

The current students gave us a tour of the campus and it along with the surrounding area look aesthetically pleasing. The buildings look great and you get to see a great view of the harbor (keep in mind that at sunrise and sunset the cannon goes off so don't be alarmed, I wished they warned us about it because it scared the sh#t out of us during the Q&A session.)

The faculty seem really friendly and genuinely seemed to really care about the well-being of their students. I believe this student-professor relationship will bolster the learning experience at PT school. The unique curriculum seems ideal for the student who learns better working in groups as opposed to a typical lecture hall setting. The curriculum is set up in 4-week modules where you learn many topics at once as opposed to taking separate courses.

They also have a pro bono clinic where PT students provide direct access care to members of the community, particularly those whom are underserved.

Finally, the third year is a paid internship which well help offset the cost of tuition. You get to list 5 settings where you would like to attend, and most of the time you will get placed in one of your top five choices.

I hope I provided you with sufficient insight! :)

Thank you so much for all this! That was extremely extremely helpful. Welp, guess I have some thinking to do . Also congrats on getting in too!!!
 

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Thank you so much for all this! That was extremely extremely helpful. Welp, guess I have some thinking to do . Also congrats on getting in too!!!
No problem! Glad to help! Yeah they gave me a really generous scholarship, so I'll likely be attending :)
 
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I was just accepted. I've never been to the school before. It was kind of unusual that they emailed their acceptance. Every other school that has accepted me has told me over the phone.
 

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I was just accepted. I've never been to the school before. It was kind of unusual that they emailed their acceptance. Every other school that has accepted me has told me over the phone.
Really? 2 out of the 3 schools I applied to notify by email (at least the initial admissions offer.) You should get an official letter in a week or two. Nevertheless, congrats!! Is MGH IHP your top choice?
 

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Can anyone speak to the probability of the paid clinical internship? I read and remember them saying it is not guaranteed. I was accepted and am seriously considering MGH, although it is about 50,000$ more than the two other schools I am considering.
 

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Can anyone speak to the probability of the paid clinical internship? I read and remember them saying it is not guaranteed. I was accepted and am seriously considering MGH, although it is about 50,000$ more than the two other schools I am considering.
From the school's website it says that "Over the past three years, an average of 80% of the students matched and completed a paid year-long internship. The other 20% of students typically match with a traditional 14-week unpaid internship that ends upon graduation after which the graduate independently pursues a clinical position."
 

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Really? 2 out of the 3 schools I applied to notify by email (at least the initial admissions offer.) You should get an official letter in a week or two. Nevertheless, congrats!! Is MGH IHP your top choice?

3/4 of the schools who accepted me so far have called.

I don't think I'm going to go. I got accepted to a school that has a women's health professor on the faculty and I want to be a women's health PT. I took exercise physiology from MGH this summer online though and I really liked it and the school looks beautiful in the pictures. I've never been to Massachusets before but it sounds nice. I wish MGH had cadavers and it wasn't so expensive. Congrats on the scholarship!
 

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3/4 of the schools who accepted me so far have called.

I don't think I'm going to go. I got accepted to a school that has a women's health professor on the faculty and I want to be a women's health PT. I took exercise physiology from MGH this summer online though and I really liked it and the school looks beautiful in the pictures. I've never been to Massachusets before but it sounds nice. I wish MGH had cadavers and it wasn't so expensive. Congrats on the scholarship!
Thank you! Yeah utimately you have to see which school has the best fit for you. For example, one of the reasons I'm choosing MGH IHP is because I don't have to examine or dissect a cadaver. That's something that appeals to me but wouldn't for you. I think there might be a professor at MGH IHP that is a women's health PT, but you might have to inquire about that by emailing the program.

The surrounding area is indeed beautiful and mind you, I went during December. It must be down right heavenly during the summer months :)
 

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MGH students do not get to dissect cadavers, but cadaver prosection is a part of the PT curriculum. There is no cadaver lab on the MGH campus but the institute is affiliated with Harvard so the students are able to use the Harvard med cadaver lab.
 
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MGH students do not get to dissect cadavers, but cadaver prosection is a part of the PT curriculum. There is no cadaver lab on the MGH campus but the institute is affiliated with Harvard so the students are able to use the Harvard med cadaver lab.
Is that so? Oh well guess there's no escaping cadavers :shrug:. At least there's no dissections or use of bone saws involved.
 

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Yea, one of the professors does all of the dissections which I see as a benefit because it saves the students a lot of time.
 
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Yea, one of the professors does all of the dissections which I see as a benefit because it saves the students a lot of time.
That's a relief. I don't think I could stomach having to perform dissections myself.

By the way can you recommend any areas near MGH IHP that one could rent? I'm looking for a neighborhood that's safe and has good architecture. I heard Beacon Hill is such a neighborhood. Can you give me your input? :)
 
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That's a relief. I don't think I could stomach having to perform dissections myself.

By the way can you recommend any areas near MGH IHP that one could rent? I'm looking for a neighborhood that's safe and has good architecture. I heard Beacon Hill is such a neighborhood. Can you give me your input? :)

I can't really speak about architecture, but I will agree that beacon hill would be an awesome place to live in if you can afford it. It's really close to downtown and close enough to MGH hospital that you could commute to campus everyday using the free MGH shuttle.
I would recommend living anywhere in your budget that's close to the orange T line, because if you're talking public trans that will be the most convenient for commuting.
 
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Any advice on whether or not attending MGH is worth the tuition? 150,000 + living expenses is a lot when compared to 100,000 + no living expenses. Thoughts??
 

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Any advice on whether or not attending MGH is worth the tuition? 150,000 + living expenses is a lot when compared to 100,000 + no living expenses. Thoughts??

Even though I really enjoy the MGH curriculum and living in Boston, I don't think I could justify going to MGH if I had other options that would save me 50K+ in the end. That is a huge difference that could add years to the time it will take you to pay off your loans.
 
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Waitlisted, but wanted to offer my congratulations to everyone who’s gotten in. Cheers!
 
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Does anyone know any concrete details on the one year paid internship? More like what we are supposed to be paid (I hear 75% of a pt salary but that was searching through forums). I'm crunching my numbers right now to figure out how much of that will offset the expensive living and tuition costs. I have been accepted to cheaper schools but the appeal of the program makes me want to weight out the extra costs.

I've been trying to find first time pass rates for the school but no luck.
 
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Does anyone know any concrete details on the one year paid internship? More like what we are supposed to be paid (I hear 75% of a pt salary but that was searching through forums). I'm crunching my numbers right now to figure out how much of that will offset the expensive living and tuition costs. I have been accepted to cheaper schools but the appeal of the program makes me want to weight out the extra costs.

I've been trying to find first time pass rates for the school but no luck.
I attended the open house and if I remember correctly, I think the internship (depending on which one you get) pays at most 50% of a PT salary. I don't remember them saying 75%, but I could be wrong.
 

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Does anyone know any concrete details on the one year paid internship? More like what we are supposed to be paid (I hear 75% of a pt salary but that was searching through forums). I'm crunching my numbers right now to figure out how much of that will offset the expensive living and tuition costs. I have been accepted to cheaper schools but the appeal of the program makes me want to weight out the extra costs.

I've been trying to find first time pass rates for the school but no luck.
I've heard anywhere from $18 - $28 an hour. Someone on SDN said they did the internship and got around $25 an hour. Take this with a grain of salt as I did get this from a forum and not directly from MGH IHP. Your best bet would be to contact the school directly and inquire about the paid internship.
 

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Any advice on whether or not attending MGH is worth the tuition? 150,000 + living expenses is a lot when compared to 100,000 + no living expenses. Thoughts??
If you can get into a cheaper school then go that route. I wouldn't advise anyone to take out nearly $200k in loans for a DPT. $100k? Sure. $150k? A stretch but that is manageable with clever budgeting. $200k? Excessive. Interest alone would be into the ten of thousands each year. That kind of debt could ruin you if you're not careful.

Let me reiterate. Go with the more affordable school. Your future self will thank you.
 

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For those who were accepted, what is the date of the deposit deadline?
 

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Decided to bite the bullet and accept my offer at MGH for now.
I emailed the school about some questions and I guess if anyone was still curious / for future reference.

Regarding the one year internship payment.
"The typical pay during a one year internship is 50-75% of a regular DPT salary. However, once you pass your boards your salary is usually bumped up to the salary of a DPT. It’s hard to estimate exactly what the dollar amount will be at the time/location of your internship, but many people use glassdoor to find salary estimates. "

What is our access to cadavers?
As students we get cadaver access 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm during our spring semester.

I also asked them about first time NPTE pass rates and they say from 2016-2018 they have a 94.5% first time pass.
 
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I also accepted the offer. Excited to meet you all! :)
 
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I have also accepted! I saw on the academic calendar that first day of classes is June 3. New student orientation said "as arranged during week 1"... Does that mean that we just need to be there first week of June for class and orientation? I called the school but left a voicemail.
 

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I'm looking forward to meeting y'all in June! :)

When/where are you all planning on moving? Since we have to be there by June 5th, I'm thinking it would be best to move in by May 1st. I'm looking into living in the Navy Yard right by MGH so that I can just walk to class. I'm not a fan of commutes :mad:
 
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I have also accepted! I saw on the academic calendar that first day of classes is June 3. New student orientation said "as arranged during week 1"... Does that mean that we just need to be there first week of June for class and orientation? I called the school but left a voicemail.

Have you found out/ heard any additional information on this?
 

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I just got off the waitlist this morning! Gonna start sorting out deposits from the school I already sent one too lol
 
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