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2 pointsAt first I was not thankful for not being accepted into a Ph.D program. I was accepted into its masters and I then found funding on my own to support myself for a year. As I went along the program I realized that I dodge a bullet. The program that I am in would not prepare me for my long-term goals, which is academia. It does a good job of preparing students for the clinical aspect but if they choose to go into a university setting they would not make the cut. The masters program gives its students the clinical aspect and so I am happy that I did not pursue my doctoral training in such a place. I am applying to other programs and from the experience I have a better idea of what to look for.