Apologies if you’ve already answered this Q (please consider tagging your Prev Asked Qs section by topic!). Wrt to clinical experience, Columbia is one of the few PT schools I’ve seen with international affiliations. Do you have any advice for future PT students looking for clinical experience abroad, particularly if the schools being considered don’t have existing connections? Do you think international placements are worthwhile, all things considered? Thanks! Your blog is a terrific resource!!

International clinical affiliations are rare, and I’m especially glad Columbia has some since I am considering doing one of my internships in Israel. My advice would be for PT students hoping to do an affiliation abroad to ask their programs about it. Some schools without current international affiliations might be open to setting one up… Continue reading Apologies if you’ve already answered this Q (please consider tagging your Prev Asked Qs section by topic!). Wrt to clinical experience, Columbia is one of the few PT schools I’ve seen with international affiliations. Do you have any advice for future PT students looking for clinical experience abroad, particularly if the schools being considered don’t have existing connections? Do you think international placements are worthwhile, all things considered? Thanks! Your blog is a terrific resource!!

How to Master Your Physical Therapy School Interview – Physical Therapy Graduate

brains-and-bodies:

What an excellent article. I am so happy to see people out there helping others with the big steps towards PT school!

How to Master Your Physical Therapy School Interview – Physical Therapy Graduate

Hi! So I have two questions: I Would enroll in a PT program after graduating college, right? And what if I do not get accepted into a program, what do I do then?

As I’ve said to other readers, when to enroll in PT programs is a personal decision. Most students enroll after graduating, but others take time off to work, gain additional experiences, or, like me, they didn’t decide to become a PT until after working in other careers. If you don’t get accepted, I recommend asking… Continue reading Hi! So I have two questions: I Would enroll in a PT program after graduating college, right? And what if I do not get accepted into a program, what do I do then?

How to Master Your Physical Therapy School Interview

Check out my guest post for a new website called The PT Graduate. In it I cover the basics of the DPT interview:

Only two of the DPT schools I applied to held interviews, but from what I have heard, they spanned the range of what most interviews are like. At one school, I had a 45-minute one-on-one conversation with a professor, and at the other, I was asked a few questions in a group of six other applicants.  Most schools, from what I’ve heard, tend to interview students in slightly smaller groups, in addition to the standard tour and information session. No matter which type of interview you attend, here’s how you can prepare.

How to Master Your Physical Therapy School Interview

Dr. Jasmine Marcus, PT, DPT

Dr. Jasmine Marcus, PT, DPT is a physical therapist at an outpatient clinic in Upstate New York. She graduated from Columbia University’s program in physical therapy and received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University. Before deciding to become a physical therapist, she was a journalist and the host of a college sports radio… Continue reading Dr. Jasmine Marcus, PT, DPT