Hey I love your page, I found you (probably like most) googlin for tips. I got my first interview in a few weeks (totally lucked out). Do you remember about how long yours lasted? And anything else you remember from your experience. Any help/pointers would be appreciated, and congrats on your 2nd year. Also, excuse my scary goblin pic, it was a quick choice.

Thanks for reaching out. Most interviews lasted all day, but it’s different at every school, so you’ll have to check with each school. Here’s a post I wrote with advice and information about the interview process: http://pt2b15.tumblr.com/post/57457569408/how-to-master-your-physical-therapy-school-interview Advertisements

Women in Physical Therapy

I’ve had a draft of this post pending for a few months, but I always feel like there’s more to say, more research to do, more thoughts to think before I finish it. However, in light of the upcoming #DPTStudent Twitter chat on Women in PT and Gloria Steinem’s 80th birthday, I decided to write… Continue reading Women in Physical Therapy

Hi Jasmine. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog! I’ll be starting my DPT program this June, and your blog has given me a better idea of what I have to look forward to! Could you go into more detail about your clinical experiences? You mentioned in a previous post that you were working a few very long days a week for your clinical. Are clinicals more like working a very intense job than being in school? Thank you!

Congrats on getting into PT school! Clinical experiences differ a little bit from school to school. Some schools get you into the clinic right from the beginning, and some don’t send you out until the end. However, no matter where you go to school, you will have had several weeks of clinical experience by the… Continue reading Hi Jasmine. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog! I’ll be starting my DPT program this June, and your blog has given me a better idea of what I have to look forward to! Could you go into more detail about your clinical experiences? You mentioned in a previous post that you were working a few very long days a week for your clinical. Are clinicals more like working a very intense job than being in school? Thank you!

Prosthetics in the News

It’s funny how once you pay attention to something, you see it everywhere. I’ve had prosthetics on my mind since I’m beginning a class on the subject, and now it seems as though prosthetics are all over the pop culture news: 1. The most obvious example is Oscar Pistorius, on trial for allegedly murdering his… Continue reading Prosthetics in the News

Twitter Healthcare Chats

One of my favorite things about Twitter is the ability to engage in professional discussions with my peers and mentors. I’ve enjoyed talking about PT issues on Wednesday nights through the #DPTstudent chat and also #solvePT, and also general healthcare issues through #meded and #HCLDR. Two recent #HCLDR chats I’ve participated in recently have been… Continue reading Twitter Healthcare Chats

Hi! I will start DPT school this fall. I’m nervous I’ll be starting school a bit behind other students who may have had more in-depth exposure to anatomy/physiology/kinesiology during their undergrad (my undergrad degree was marketing). The anatomy courses I took as prereqs did not cover origins/insertion at all and glossed over nerve innervations. I’ve also never had a kinesiology course. Should I at least learn origins/insertions over the summer myself or just relax? Your thoughts? Thanks!

Hi JSPT. In short, you will be a little behind some of your classmates who majored in kinesiology or exercise science and had more in-depth anatomy exposure. As I wrote about my first semester, I also believe having a different background from many of my peers made things challenging. I remember in anatomy lab one… Continue reading Hi! I will start DPT school this fall. I’m nervous I’ll be starting school a bit behind other students who may have had more in-depth exposure to anatomy/physiology/kinesiology during their undergrad (my undergrad degree was marketing). The anatomy courses I took as prereqs did not cover origins/insertion at all and glossed over nerve innervations. I’ve also never had a kinesiology course. Should I at least learn origins/insertions over the summer myself or just relax? Your thoughts? Thanks!