so, what schools in the U.S. have an overall g.p.a of 3.0-3.2 of admitted students into their program.
probably all of them. i would doubt if many DPT programs are maxing out. too much money for too little return.
All of them! My good friend applied late in december, with zero clinical skills post his bac. degree with a 2.99 GPA and applied to the top DPT schools and got into all of them, even USC.
I'm not sure,
All I know is that I have two freinds with 3.3-3.5 GPA's that have been wait listed.
I study with kids who have already been accepted to Pod school and medical school with GPA's of around 3.2
Why does it almost seem harder to get into PT school than POD, PA , and sometimes medical school when PT's make less money then all three of those professions?
My opinion on this issue...
Info about me
BS in Exercise Science
500 Hours PT Volunteer in Various Places (Nursing Home, Peds, Orthopedic, Wound Care, and Aqua)
Applied to 22 Physical Therapy places (Spent a lot of money filling out applications, road travel, and interview)..
Rejected by 5 with a letter stating due to GPA, GRE scores, and other crap you do not qualify enough.
Three lost my application or said I sent it late? I post marked it before the deadline.
12 interviews which included phone, video tape (yes one school actually gave me an option to video tape myself while they send questions to a physical therapist via fax), and an actual session.
The other two schools do not interview. They just mail you acceptance letters.
What state is this?
It's posts like the one Greue1some just stuck up that make me second guess the Physical Therapy profession. Right now i'm loaded under 20+ hours a semester, shadowing, ECs, and maintaining an A average. The fact that all this work might not amount to the financial leverage that a plumber has is a little bit disheartening, especially considering that a speciallity like podiatry or PA has far greater financial benefits without being stuck to a pager on call like an MD/DO. I know quite well that i'm not going to become a millionaire wtih the profession, but with the school I plan on going through (3 year DPT, 1 year orthopedic fellowship) I can't help but choke to think that i'll max out so quick, at least financially, for all the education i'm to endure.
For the time being I'm still going towards DPT, but if the financial glass ceiling continues to exist, I could very quickly see myself shedding the DPT title for a DPM or PA.
I am a physical therapist currently in medical school. I worked in the field for 7 years before returning to school. Medical school is much more difficult to get in versus physical therapy school. The DPT transition has slowed down the applications. Many schools are in great need for exceptional students. The standards have been lowered the past few years. This trend will continue as less people enter the field. The southeast has a great shortage of PTs and reimbursement can't compensate the salary demand for such a shortage.
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The reason for applying so much..
Physical therapy school is MUCH harder to get in than med school
Physical Therapy schools accepts 15-50 people while med schools accepts 100-200+ people.[/url]
Really? Then why don't all dpt applicants switch to medicine? MD make more money than DPT. So I guess despite the fact that pt schools are much harder to get in and that the rewards are less compared to med school, some people still choose to go into pt because they just love pt so much? I don't get it.