Would I get accepted in PT school?

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Bruco

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Hi guys,

I am thinking about applying to PT schools next year and I need some advice. So I was recently academically dismissed from a foreign medical school. I've always been between PT and med school, and I ended up doing med school but for a few unfortunate circumstances, it just didn't work out. I know that is something that looks bad when you apply to any school in the future, so I wanted to know what my chances are at getting into a PT school? And if there is anything I should do to make up for that dismissal or at least make my application look better? Or Any schools you guys think I may have a good chance of getting into?
My overall GPA is 3.47, science is about 3.1. I still need to go back and take anatomy 1 and 2. Haven't yet taken the GRE. I do have some volunteer hours, and I'm planning on getting a job as a tech/aid to get more experience before applying.

Thanks in advance guys

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Hi guys,

I am thinking about applying to PT schools next year and I need some advice. So I was recently academically dismissed from a foreign medical school. I've always been between PT and med school, and I ended up doing med school but for a few unfortunate circumstances, it just didn't work out. I know that is something that looks bad when you apply to any school in the future, so I wanted to know what my chances are at getting into a PT school? And if there is anything I should do to make up for that dismissal or at least make my application look better? Or Any schools you guys think I may have a good chance of getting into?
My overall GPA is 3.47, science is about 3.1. I still need to go back and take anatomy 1 and 2. Haven't yet taken the GRE. I do have some volunteer hours, and I'm planning on getting a job as a tech/aid to get more experience before applying.

Thanks in advance guys
I've worked with at least one person in a similar situation. The good news is that you already know you have the stats and the grades to get in. The tough part is that you have to convince PT schools you are truly committed to PT and will finish school. No school wants to admit someone who won't graduate. Ideally you'd address this in your essays -- demonstrate why medical school wasn't right for you, but PT is, and prove how committed you are to this goal.
 

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Thanks for the advice! Would you recommend that I reach out to some schools and explain my situation just so I have a better idea of which schools I should apply to? (I've emailed two schools so far but haven't gotten a reply ). Or are there any schools out there that you think I'd have a higher chance of getting into?
 
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Thanks for the advice! Would you recommend that I reach out to some schools and explain my situation just so I have a better idea of which schools I should apply to? (I've emailed two schools so far but haven't gotten a reply ). Or are there any schools out there that you think I'd have a higher chance of getting into?
This should be in your personal statement. There are also questions about your education in the application. I would research and find schools that accept a large number of students who aren't coming directly from undergrad.
 
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I've worked with at least one person in a similar situation. The good news is that you already know you have the stats and the grades to get in. The tough part is that you have to convince PT schools you are truly committed to PT and will finish school. No school wants to admit someone who won't graduate. Ideally you'd address this in your essays -- demonstrate why medical school wasn't right for you, but PT is, and prove how committed you are to this goal.
Thanks again for all your help!
 
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