Monday, February 28, 2011

Rice Bags and Interview Questions

This month for the activity we made rice bags for the Pediatric Clinic here in Logan.

With the recent interviewing process many of the club members have been invited to go to various schools for an interview.  We have compiled some of the questions that have been asked:

Tell me about a situation where you had to demonstrate patience.
Tell me about a situation where you had to work with a team.
What responsibility do you have in group projects? (leader, organizer, follower?)
Tell me about a time you had to deal with a situation that many emotions were involved.
Why do you want to go to this program?
Tell me why you want to go into physical therapy.
Tell me how you deal with many different cultures.
What is a situation you have had to deal with an ethical decision.
Do you have any questions?
Why are you interested in Physical Therapy? Share experiences.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
If you could change one thing about current health care laws, what would it be and why?
If you could invite three people in the history of the world to dinner, who would they be and why?
Describe a time when you had to train someone on the job and what you learned.
What is your idea of professionalism as a PT?
From your unique experiences, what will you bring to our program?
Why do you want to come to this school?
What are your views on Direct Access? Discuss.
What is the main thing you learned from your experiences: growing up in a small town/ for two years in South America/ living in a different state or a big city?
How do you feel about academic dishonesty? Share an instance you have seen/ experienced and how you dealt with it.
When you feel stressed, what do you do to calm down and be able to perform your job?
Describe a time when you failed and how you overcame it.
What did you learn from your observation experiences?

If you have been invited to an interview and have input on questions you possibly felt were difficult please email any of us in the presidency and we will post those questions here on the blog.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Hello future physical therapists.  We have created this blog to be a resource to all those who are pursuing a career in physical therapy.  We have posted links to some helpful sites including commonly applied to schools, PTCAS (central application service), and the APTA.  As a club we try to do at least one activity a month to help introduce different aspects of the field and help with the application process.  We will post information of the upcoming events.  We also would like this site to be a resource where you can interact with others who are working toward applying to school.  Please let us know what sorts of things you would like to see.