It’s almost midnight so I’m barely getting this post out in time to qualify for the creativity challenge! I’ve spent all day preparing for my upcoming interview and just bought my plane ticket like 10 minutes ago. My family lives relatively nearby to the PCOM campus so I was coordinating with them since I want to make sure I take the chance to see them while I’m down there — living in North Dakota is so far away and I don’t get to see them as much as I want to.
This post is going to be for my fellow pre-physical therapy students.
Yesterday I tweeted about being rejected from DPT programs and also being invited to interview at one.
Seemingly out of nowhere, I got a ton of feedback from the physical therapy community that I think is valuable for other pre-PT students to hear.
I just needed to share some of the tweets I received that led to articles or different valuable blog posts for others applying to PT school.
Here we go:
Congrats! Rejections happen. Meh. Eyes on your goal…always.
— Stacie Fruth (@StacieFruth) February 17, 2018
I wrote this for future applicants. Good luck! https://t.co/k7uHysChnv
— LennyMacrina.com (@LenMacPT) February 17, 2018
Congrats! I remember the stress due to the uncertainty of things. I ended up getting rejected by 17 schools and getting into 3. It's not a bad thing if things don't work out initially. Here is an article I wrote a few years back. https://t.co/fX5CM4Vk7e
— Craig P. Bowen, DPT (@CraigPBowen) February 17, 2018
I am sure you sought out advice for the interview! Here is your opportunity to demonstrate why you are a PT Contender! Your work via social media will shine through indirectly! Believe in yourself! If it's any consolation, I still feel small being around researchers & professors!
— Matt Villegas, SPT (@dpt_matthew_v) February 17, 2018
That’s all I’ve got for today! Highly recommend looking into those tweeted articles and posts ( & listening to matt’s advice! ) for any pre-PT’s out there.
& I promise to give more details tomorrow 😉
Thank you so much for visiting my blog & reading!
[ *edit + update ] I usually proofread my posts before I publish, but last night (Sat, Feb 17) I didn’t. So I read it this morning (Sun, Feb 18) and in the rush of trying to meet my posting deadline, I compleeeetely forgot to mention just how appreciative I was to receive all of the encouragement and advice!
I’m incredibly grateful for the physical therapy community on social media because without them I wouldn’t have gotten an understanding about what it is to be a PT. They have been one of the best ‘resources’ for me as a pre-PT student and I highly recommend getting on there if you are one too!