Posts Tagged ‘doctorate of physical therapy’

Post NPTE Celebration

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

The majority of the 2018 Doctor of Physical Therapy class just took the April National Physical Therapy Exam on Wednesday. Currently, all of us are very anxiously/nervously awaiting the results of the exam. It usually take between 5-7 days for the results to be posted. The exam is essentially what we have been preparing for over the past 3 years and will allow us to work as Doctors of Physical Therapy.

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Scorebuilders PT Exam Prep Class

Friday, April 6th, 2018

In addition to the capstone/elective projects that we, the 2018 doctor of physical therapy graduating class, presented on this week to our faculty and peers, we also had two days of the Scorebuilders On-Campus Review Course. This review course was provided by the physical therapy department to assist students in study preparation and test taking skills for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). It consisted of two full days of discussion, practice questions, helpful tips and tricks, etc. to hopefully improve test scores. We focused on all the systems the exam covers: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Cardiopulmonary, Other Systems, and Non-Systems. We also focused on the types of mistakes including, academic, decision making, and test taking and at what level the questions were – 1, 2 or 3. All of this was to help emphasize the weaker areas so that we can put more focus on the area(s) going forward. The NPTE is the exam all physical therapists are required to pass in order to practice physical therapy. It is essentially the culmination of our three years of coursework and internship information. With less than 3 weeks before I take my exam, it was a very helpful exam prep/review session! Back to studying!

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Final Internship… DONE

Monday, March 19th, 2018

My final internship for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program has officially been completed. It was a great 10 weeks of working in a private practice outpatient orthopedic clinic in rural WI. I developed quite a few great professional relationships and was able to take part in a some really great opportunities that make the rural setting so special.

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Using Free Time To Study

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

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Viverant Internship Update

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Quick update: I am currently in week 7/8 of my first terminal internship in Vadnais Heights, MN at Viverant, an outpatient orthopaedic setting physical therapy setting. It has been an awesome experience learning from some fantastic clinical instructors, who also happen to be CSS DPT alumni themselves. I have had the opportunity to go to a few of the other clinics in the area, including Eagan and Minnetonka to observe and learn from a few other PT’s at Viverant.

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