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What to do before starting school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Physical Therapy' started by kle0008, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. kle0008


    May 3, 2014
    I have applied this cycle, and I am already nervous about PT school. Granted, I haven't been accepted anywhere yet, but I am hoping I will be. Does anyone have an advice for anything to do before starting the first year? I will only be taking one (possibly two) course in the spring, so I will have extra free time. Would it be beneficial to refresh on things like anatomy, and other things such as this? Thanks.
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  3. pubicsymphysis

    pubicsymphysis 2+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2012
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  4. SwampPT


    Aug 13, 2014
    If I get in I am quitting my job, cashing in my retirement, and going to Myrtle Beach to shack up with friends of mine for a good two months. Have fun and rest your brain:)
  5. 1027453812

    1027453812 ToxicWaterr 2+ Year Member

    Sep 20, 2013
    Things to do before starting school: the list is endless.

    Everyone has their own timelines before school starts but I highly advise against reviewing anything. I am currently a 1st year DPT student and with our current anatomy class you will be picking up material very fast so I would think that a review would not be as effective.

    Take your time off. Enjoy yourself because once school starts your free time will unfortunately be reduced quite a bit.
  6. Watson27


    Jun 17, 2014
    Travel! :) That's what I'm going to do.

    I agree with everyone else. Trying to get a head start on studying is a pointless idea. This is you last bit of freedom for the next three years, so enjoy it!
  7. southernswimmer

    southernswimmer 2+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    I talked to a girl whose sister goes to Elon, which starts in January. She worked on a dude ranch out west for a season before starting. As for me, I'm going to sleep. Because judging from how little I get in undergrad, grad school's going to be a lot worse. :p

    Also, why would you study during what's probably the last (long) break of your life?

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