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iDance

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iDance last won the day on October 31 2016

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  1. Hey! First off, CONGRATULATIONS. I know being an alternate can seem disheartening, but from a not rec first round for the same country I am still happy for you and rooting for you to get it! Would you mind if I DM'd you to talk about the process?
  2. YAS CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! @maelia8 YOU TOO!!!!!!
  3. Just wanted to pop in to say CONGRATULATIONS to all who have heard and GOOD LUCK to everyone still waiting! It's been so exciting/stressful to check up on you guys--I really hope all of you get it. Even if you weren't selected or are an alternate you have gotten SO FAR and you should be so proud of yourself!!!!!!!! I'm proud of you and I don't even know you. I keep running out of up arrows lol. Seeing how intense it's gotten after the first round has inspired me, though. I've decided to take up boxing or something before I reapply so I have an outlet for stress. PS I see there's another NZ applicant who's popped up on the sheet--I don't know who you are but I am rooting for you so hard!!!!!!!
  4. Not gonna lie, this got way too tl;dr for most of the pages. I feel for the OP because it's true that many campuses are not friendly to people with disabilities (overall). One of the activities for the PT students at my undergrad was to go around and point out all the ADA barely-compliant things on-campus. It was so bad, and we had people with disabilities on-campus regularly for research. This is a relevant discussion that should happen for all-level students and all disabilities--it shouldn't be where does have it, but why doesn't everyone have an option? (PS: please don't focus on this sentence. This was a rhetorical question. I really don't want to get into this, and I probably won't check any notifications if this is quoted after I've said my next little bit.) Now for the PT part (and this one's for everybody)--being active has been linked to better brain function (and then sometimes it hasn't been, yes, but the better studies seem to present decent correlations right now). I'm not saying lose weight--honestly, you do you. From a clinical standpoint I wouldn't say that, but this isn't the clinic and no one here asked for that advice (unless they did on the 4-or-so pages I didn't read). Finding a way to get active that you like will help your studying and your performance scholastically. Personally, I'd rather remove my own toenail with a spoon than run, especially on a treadmill. So I dance, do yoga, and, occasionally, when I feel like it, I lift. I enjoy doing those things and they're great ways for me to get a break when I feel like my brain is fried. Find something you like to do that will give your mind a break and allow you to get refreshed--Tai Chi is an awesome way for people of many activity levels to get out there, and you can even find youtube videos if you don't want to go to or can't get to a gym that provides it. Don't worry about doing it "right" unless you're planning to educate others or you want to for yourself. Getting up and moving is great in any form. Can't stay on your feet for whatever reason? Try chair yoga! That one's even good at your desk during breaks. Find something that works for you and work it into your routine--your brain will thank you.
  5. Hey! I have a few serious chronic digestive system issues and I applied/will again (told you guys I'd still be checking to make sure everything's going okay ). Basically I researched how I'd get my meds and handle it while I was there, and even some alternative treatments that we don't have here in the US. I contacted Fulbright about it to make sure it wouldn't eliminate me after I got rejected this time, because I didn't want to work on revamping my app just to get rejected again because of an illness. Basically, you just have to get a note from your doctor saying you are healthy enough to complete your proposed project (everyone has to, not only people with illnesses). I don't think you have to disclose it specifically, but I would tell the person you're working with most closely, especially if it's something that you might need help with. Good luck!
  6. If it helps, I've felt like that at times. Although this article doesn't really apply in my situation and it's slightly different than yours, it's nice to hear someone else talking about their experiences as well. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2017/01/ImposterSyndrome/ Sometimes it doesn't feel real. The things you put on paper just seem like words that don't apply to you, even when you're writing them about yourself and your experiences. When you're in classes, you can feel like everyone there is better than you, even if you know logically they're not. That's when I like to go dance or workout. It kicks my butt and reminds me that progress happens, even if it doesn't feel real. You can't fake achieving that new move or setting a new PR. You saw it happen. You felt your body doing it. You can feel the work it took in every blister and other frustrating moment. That's usually enough to get my mind out of the self-doubt/impostor feelings I get scholastically. Talking it out can help too. You got this. Keep your head up and believe in yourself.
  7. I can't speak to med school, but PT school takes your pre-reqs, GRE (a lot of the time, not all), and recommendation letters into account. However, many PT schools are upping their GPA reqs because they can (one told me they wouldn't even look at applications with GPAs under 3.8). There is a pre-req GPA that is taken into account, though. So say you took a pottery class that you failed--sucks on your overall GPA. However, without it, if your science GPA is high, you stand a chance. This is the case for PT school and PA school. Shadowing PTs is important--if it's fun, but not something you can see doing for the rest of your life, save yourself the debt. They're requiring the DPT now, which is not cheap, and the pay doesn't quite reflect the cost of the degree (yet--hopefully it will soon). It's worth it if you love it, but if you're thinking it's fun but not the best for you then you should really consider your options. You also need over 100 hours of shadowing to apply at many schools, and some specify settings in which it had to be completed (at least 20 of mine had to be inpatient for one school). I had close to 400 hours overall when I applied, but I only chose to use about 200 of them in my application. A lot of mine were in orthopedic clinics, and I just didn't need to use all of them to show I had that base covered. So I'd take some time to think about it if I were you. You can also take pre-reqs at community college to try to boost up your overall GPA, and improve your applicant profile by shadowing or being a tech at a clinic. That would improve your chances at getting in everywhere, and the networking is invaluable. Good luck!
  8. A lot of people in my class were techs, but not all of us. Good letters of recommendation, a well-written admission essay, and personal contact with the programs were all helpful. I received an email back from a program in Texas saying they wouldn't even look at any other components if your GPA wasn't a 3.8. Other than that, persistence. Vary where you shadow and make sure you have enough hours and that certain programs don't require a certain amount of hours (for one of mine, you had to have 100 hours, 20 of which had to be inpatient). I ended up with well over 300 hours in various settings. Even though this is late, good luck!
  9. Man, I hit my arrow limit again. Thanks 💚 Congratulations on making it through!!!!! Don't think I won't be checking in to make sure you all make it!!! Just because I'm out doesn't mean I'm not still rooting for you guys!!!
  10. Rejected. Dammit.
  11. I am going to implode. No news. All I want to do is email my adviser.
  12. Or you could look at it like something not-so-great happened today, so you're due a good one!
  13. Ugh. Kind of grateful, kind of more stressed. Thank you for sharing!!!
  14. This is my "green arrow" to you since I'm all out again.
  15. Basically my big worry, especially with the email that the FPA got. The email-to-grad cafe-to-actually check whats going on in class-back-to-emails pattern is real today. >_< Please let it be today!!!