H EALTH S CIENCE C AMPUS Temple Health Science Campus is now the largest campus in the nation dedicated to health education. Medical School Medical Library Cadaver Laboratory Faculty/Student Center Clinical Simulation Laboratory Dedicated PT Clinical Laboratory Temple University Hospital Shriner’s Hospital
P HYSICAL T HERAPY Doctor of Physical Therapy Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy PhD
DPT E NTRY P ORTALS Standard 4+3 Accelerated 3+3
S TANDARD 4+3 Bachelor’s Degree 10 Pre-Requisite Courses Observation Minimum Recommended Cumulative GPA>3.0 Minimum Recommended Pre-Requisite GPA >3.0 Minimum Recommended GRE >152 quantitative and verbal Application (www.ptcas.org)www.ptcas.org
A CCELERATED 3+3 Major in at Temple: ◦ Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Science and Technology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Kinesiology 10 Pre-Requisite Courses Meet Temple’s Gen-Ed Requirements by end of junior year Volunteerism Cumulative Mandatory GPA>3.5 at the onset of the professional program Pre-Requisite Mandatory GPA >3.4 at the onset of the professional program GRE- recommend >302 Application (www.ptcas.org)www.ptcas.org
P RE -R EQUISITE C OURSES High school AP courses accepted for non-science pre-requisites and must appear on university transcript Online courses are acceptable for non-science courses and science lectures. Laboratories must be taken in a traditional classroom setting. Science pre-requisites must have a laboratory component and be 4 credits
CoursesSem Hrs Courses Psychology3A course that examines a specific area of psychological theory and practice of the individual. Such courses include: Introduction to Psychology, Personality, Sensation and Perception; Learning and Motivation; Brain and Behavior; Child Psychology; Abnormal Psychology; or Cognition Behavioral Science Course with Emphasis on Group Behavior 3A behavioral science course that examines specific area or group behavior theory and practice. Intro to Sociology, Sociology of Race and Racism, Sexuality and Gender, Sociology of Health Care, Marriage and Family, Social Psychology, Cultural Anthropology, and Comparative Religions are examples of courses that may be taken to satisfy this requirement. Physical Anthropology and technically oriented Archeology courses are not acceptable. If it is unclear whether or not a course meets this requirement, please send us a course description for verification. Statistics3Probability; estimation; classical statistical inference (through t- test); modern decision theory. An official course description or copy of the syllabus must accompany application. Chemistry with lab8Two course sequence that covers matter, the changes that matter undergoes, and the laws governing these changes, with greater emphasis on atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, equilibria and energy relationships. One course should be Chemistry I, the second course may be Chemistry II or an upper level chemistry course with lab. Physics with lab8Two course sequence that covers fundamentals of physics, classical and modern, including mechanics, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Biology with lab4One course offered by a Biology Department (or its equivalent) that includes a laboratory portion. Human or Mammalian Anatomy with lab 4Study of the anatomical structure of the human mammalian body, with laboratory. One semester of combined ‘Anatomy & Physiology’ with lab also will be accepted. Invertebrate A&P is not acceptable Human or Mammalian Physiology with lab 4Study of the physiological function of the human mammalian body. One semester of combined ‘Anatomy & Physiology’ with lab also will be accepted. Invertebrate A&P is not acceptable
A PPLICATION C AVEATS Must have at least a “C” grade in all pre-requisite courses Pre-requisites must have been completed within 10 years of applying GRE is good for 7 years BS or BA do not have an “expiration” Pre-requisites may be taken at any middle states accredited US college or university. International applicants and US applicants who attended an international university must have their transcripts submitted to WES for validation- unless the credits appear on a US transcript TOEFL is not needed for students who have a degree from a US university or college.
E ARLY A DMISSION O PTION Began in 2011-2012 cycle Temple agreed to participate in the 2013-2014 cycle Completed application due at PTCAS by August 25 Decision rendered by September 25 Caveats
H OW D O DPT P ROGRAMS D ECIDE W HICH A PPLICANT TO A CCEPT ? Predictor Equation Academic Intelligence GRE and GPA Hybrid Process Academic and Non-Academic Intelligence GRE and GPA AND Non-Academic Intelligence Metrics
N ON -A CADEMIC M ETRICS Behavioral characteristics of an expert physical therapist Determination Empathy Kindness Customer Service Teamwork
I NTERVIEW P ROCESS First 200 completed applications received (typically early August) Statistically define individuals with a 97% chance of successfully completing our program and passing the national board examination Offer interviews to these persons
I NTERVIEW Group interview (20-30 applicants) 4 hours Agenda Curriculum Faculty Clinical internships Non-academic intelligence assessment tool Interview Tour Time alone with students Q and A with faculty Summary
S UMMER II: 2014 C LASS P ROFILE Mean GRE (verbal and quantitative) 155 with a range of 148-165 Mean overall GPA3.60 (3.1-3.9) Mean pre-requisite GPA 3.49 (3.01-4.0) 1662 applications 110 interviewed 95 offered admission 54 matriculated
T IME T ABLE Rolling Admissions Application Submission: July 1 prior to the year of matriculation (between junior and senior year for 4+3 and between sophomore and junior year for 3+3). Classes begin July 8 GRE’s April/May of year of application. If taken again, notify admissions directors at the university to which you are applying. GRE may only be taken every 21 days Interviews July - ?
P ORTFOLIO Submit directly to Temple DPT and not to PTCAS
DPT Three year program Full time, year ‘round, beginning July of each year Bench sciences Clinical sciences Clinical education 16 credits/semester
DPT Lock step program Year round with 2 breaks of >20 days and 2 breaks 10-19 days Must maintain a 3.0 Allowed 2 C’s during the three years Any grade lower than a C results in dismissal Attrition rate is 3.0% Passing National Board Examination on first attempt 97%; 100% within allowable three attempts
W HY T EMPLE FOR DPT E DUCATION ? Nationally ranked program Established in the 1960’s One of first DPT programs nationwide Combination of clinical educator tract and research tract professors Clinical rotation sites Availability of research participation Anatomy laboratory Clinical simulation laboratory Health campus based program Know your content spikes
Core Curriculum Ortho Sports Acute Care Pediatrics GeriatricsNeuro
I NTERNATIONAL O PPORTUNITIES Internships in Germany Japan Trinidad Spain Annual Service Trip to Guatemala
E MPLOYMENT P ERSPECTIVE Top 10 professions for employee satisfaction (Fortune Magazine, 2011) Top 10 professions for new jobs 2010-2030 (Time Magazine, 2010) Current estimated need for 200 PT’s in Philadelphia; 8000 nationwide All our graduates (who were looking for work) had jobs within 30 days of graduation; 60% were offered employment at one of their clinical sites
C RITERIA FOR C HOOSING A DPT P ROGRAM TO A TTEND Choose a doctoral program based upon: Where do you see yourself within the profession in 5- 10 years? Can this faculty and curriculum get me there?
C OGENT Q UESTIONS FOR C HOOSING A DPT P ROGRAM Is there a cadaver laboratory? What is the ratio of students per cadaver? Is there a clinical simulation laboratory? Is there a medical library with free access to journal articles? Is the program affiliated with a medical school? What is the attrition rate? What percentage of students pass the national boards on the first attempt? By the third attempt?
C OGENT Q UESTIONS FOR C HOOSING A DPT P ROGRAM Are there clinical faculty? Are there research faculty? Do any faculty currently have research grants? Opportunity to perform research? Dual degree opportunities? How many clinical sites are available? How are clinical internships assigned? What is the clinical internship model? Are there affiliated residency programs?
C OGENT Q UESTIONS FOR C HOOSING A DPT P ROGRAM How many faculty members are board certified? Are there leadership opportunities? Committees? Are there electives in the curriculum? Any issues with accreditation? Opportunity to present nationally? Opportunity to attend Combined Sections Meeting?
C HARACTER AND P ROFESSIONALISM GRE, GPA, Interview AND Character
C HARACTER (N ON - ACADEMIC INTELLIGENCE ) Common “character” mistakes Interview Formal- men and women in suits Be prepared- do your homework RSVP Come with pen and notepad Be on time Thank you card Mock interview (HSC and Main) Goofy email addresses “partygirljane”; “blondzilla”; “nextamericastopmodel”; and “pabstblueribbonyum” Inappropriate emails Salutation: Should be professional (Dear Dr…..) and not “Hey” Spelling: “you” not “u”; capitalize appropriately. Punctuate.
W HY D O A PPLICANTS C HOOSE TO A PPLY TO T EMPLE ? High national ranking/Reputation Cadaver Laboratory Recommended by alumni Research opportunities Faculty Laboratories Number of clinical internships
P OST -G RADUATION I NTERVIEW : W HY W OULD Y OU A PPLY TO T EMPLE K NOWING W HAT Y OU K NOW A BOUT O UR P ROGRAM ? Family, welcoming, customer service oriented program Faculty Opportunities: research, clinical options, volunteerism, APTA, committee’s, travel, leadership Curriculum My successes which occurred at Temple
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