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1) REREAD Your ESSAY on PTCAS!!!!!!!!!! 2) IPB Concorida DPT starts in May 2016. Potential questions for a graduate school interview (physical therapy) General: 1. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am a leader with a strong record of success. I grew up excelling both academically, and athletically. My senior of high school I was selected to be co- captain of the football team. I won an academic scholarship to attend college which paid for my entire undergraduate education. I enlisted in the GA NG following my freshman year of college, and following 9/11 I decided to go active duty. I am a proud veteran with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan where I led Soldiers in direct combat. I am culturally experienced I have advised Soldiers from different Armies both at home as well as in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I have had set backs along the way, I was recycled three time in Ranger school taking 179 days to complete a 62 day course. I am a loyal husband, son, and brother. I have a strong work ethic, and know how to lead, and how to work as a team, and I hope that I can join your team here at Concordia as a student in the DPT program. 2. What made you decide to apply to (insert name of institution)? Proximity to Wife’s family, and then I visited the campus in July and fell in love with Concordia. Everyone I met was genuinely out going, the facilities are competitive with other schools I’ve looked at, and the setting is gorgeous. 3. What made you choose a doctoral program over a master’s program? (Or, what made you choose a master’s program over a doctoral program?) 4. There are many health- and help-related careers you could pursue. Why are you interested in PT? Purpose: Help people, autononomy (no desire to be MD, greater autononomy and impact than PA), profession, the professionals that I have observed 5. What area/type of physical therapy do you plan to pursue? (Or what populations do you would you like to work with?) Neurological, or orthopaedics. 6. What can you offer to the graduate program and/or the profession? Perspective and leadership. I know what it’s like to be the person needing treatment or having one of my soldiers need treatment and had limited options. I have prior leadership experiences in the Army, and witnessed the best and worst of leadership. I’ve taught leadership for the last 2.5 years.. Assessment of your preparation for graduate school: 7. What strengths and skills do you possess to become a successful physical therapist? Empathy, compassion, flexibility, and a problem solver Weaknesses: Over analyze, perfectionist 8. What courses did you take that helped prepare you for PT? 9. What kind of volunteer or clinical/hands-on experience do you have? 10. What did you learn from your clinical experience? 11. Can you tell us about any experiences you’ve had working with diverse populations? 12. How familiar are you with the professional organizations in the field? (Or how familiar are you with the American Physical Therapy Association?) Personality/temperament questions: 13. What could you work on to improve as a student or practitioner? 14. Can you speak about a time you struggled during your undergraduate program or in your clinical experience and how you overcame it? 15. What do you think your biggest challenge will be in graduate school? 16. Where do you see yourself in five years? Ethical, philosophical & current issues types of questions 17. In your opinion, what is the most important quality for a physical therapist to have? 18. What do you think is the most challenging aspects of being a physical therapist? 19. How do you see physical therapy evolving in the next ten years? Usually the last question: 20. Do you have any questions for us? - What attributes make a good physical therapist? - What is something you wish you knew going into school? - Career advice, how to manage your career as a physical therapist, where to define success - Where do you see the PT profession evolving to. - Interview Questions for Physical Therapy School • Tell me about yourself. • Why do you want to be a Physical Therapist? • Why did you choose to pursue PT instead of another health profession such as a doctor or nurse? • What kind of experiences do you have in the field? • What did you learn from your clinical experience? • Describe some of your most challenging and enjoyable observations? • What do you think is the most challenging aspects of being a physical therapist? • How do you see physical therapy evolving in the next ten years? • How have your personal and volunteer experiences strengthened your goal to become a PT? • In what kind of a setting and/or location would you like to practice? • How did you select this school and why do you want to attend? • Suppose you walk into a hospital room to work with a patient and she refused because her favorite soap is on. What would you do? • What strengths and skills do you possess to become a successful physical therapist? • What are some of your weaknesses? • How do you handle stress? • What accomplishments are you most proud of? • Do you think college grades and test scores are an accurate measure of your aptitude? • What motivates you to do your best? How do you motivate those around you to give their best effort? • Describe a time when you had to take a leadership role in coaching or instructing someone. • What do you think is the most pressing issue in our field today? What are some of the possible solutions? • What will you do if you are not accepted to PT school this year? • Why should we choose you for our program? Strenghts? Weaknesses? An example of when your leadership was tested? What style of leader are you? Different PT settings? -Cynthia story -Teaching at Vanderbilt -Leadership in Iraq and Aghanistan -How PT became your dream- What would I do I ever left the Army, Met a guy, find a dream, work toward getting an ROTC job so I could knock out night classes, got job at Vanderbilt, left Army, I’m here today -
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