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You are encouraged to meet with a pre-health advisor at least once a semester to discuss options for careers in medicine, opportunities to gain relevant experience, discussing the best time to apply, preparation for the MCAT, the AMCAS application, and much more. For more information, schedule an appointment with your advisor.
PTCAS recognizes volunteer, shadow, and paid work as PT observation hours. Each DPT Program may have specific requirements such as type of setting, number of hours completed, and type of work. For instance, NAU does not require students to have PT observation hours, but highly recommends them. Midwestern does require 60 hours of PT observation that must be verified by a licensed PT via PTCAS. A.T Still University requires 30 PT observation hours, but does not require that they are verified. It is important to check each program’s requirements.
Review of personal statement offered by Pre-Health Office.
Identify people who know you well and can firmly comment on your ability as a student and future Physical Therapist. PTCAS will only allow up to 4 references to be submitted and will not allow letters to be submitted through a letter service. Ask in advance and give your letter writers sufficient time to complete and submit. Also, remember to stay in touch with letter writers who you may also ask in the future!
Schedule mock interview with Pre-Health Office your senior year