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Jul
26

#DPTstudent Chat for Wed, July 29, 2015 at 9PM EST: Your 1st Day of PT School!

Since the last #DPTstudent chat was about your first clinical experience, I thought the next topic should continue to focus on “firsts.” I think it would be appropriate to have the next chat be about your first year as a #DPTstudent. I’m sure…

Jul
6

#DPTStudent Chat for July 15, 2015 at 9PM EST: Your First Clinical Rotation

As the summer semester draws to a close, many students are preparing to begin their first rotations. Others have just finished theirs, and every #DPTstudent is going to experience it at some point. What do you wish you would have done differently? What…

Mar
8

#DPTStudent Chat Wednesday, March 11 at 9PM EST: Residencies w/ @UICPTFacPrac

On this week’s #DPTstudent chat, we will be talking residencies and more with representatives from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Brad Myers (@BradMyersDPT), clinical faculty and Dr. Rich Severin (@ptreviewer), current ortho resident,  and UIC program director, Aaron Kiel (@UICPTFacPrac) will be…

Jan
25

#DPTStudent Chat January 28th at 9PM EST: Choosing the Right PT School & Welcoming @MarkyKev!

It’s about that time when acceptances are coming in for DPT-to-be’s across the country! If you’re lucky enough to have garnered multiple acceptances, you’re probably working hard to figure out what school is right for you. How much should location matter? Is a…

Jan
2

#DPTstudent chat for January 14, 2015

Hello and happy New Year, #DPTstudent chatters! As the spring semester begins, we’re addressing practice-relevant topics you will need to know once your start your clinical rotations and begin interviewing for PT jobs! To get things started, we’ll be talking with Mark Dwyer…

Dec
2

#DPTstudent chat for Wednesday, December 3: Rehab during the Holidays

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, we may notice our patients experiencing holiday-related stress and busier schedules that compromise their ability to stay committed to healthy lifestyles. How do you address this in your clinic to keep patients moving towards…

Oct
20

#DPTstudent chat for Wednesday, October 29: How Physical Therapists Can Help Change the World

On this week’s #DPTstudent chat, we will be talking LIVE with Dr. Heather Hettrick. Dr. Hettrick is a professor at Nova Southeastern University, Past President of the American Board of Wound Management and currently on the Executive Committee of the Association for the…

Sep
7

#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: CHOOSING PRESENTATIONS AT #NSC2014

For many DPT students, the National Student Conclave (NSC) may be their first physical therapy conference. With travel arrangements, school being in session and getting ready for the event, the process of choosing what to actually do when you get there can be…

Aug
25

The Great Doctor Debate: Wed, Aug 27

Hello and welcome to a new school year, boys and girls. It’s that time of year again when pools close their gates, pencils are sharpened, and new classes of future Doctors of Physical Therapy begin their studies. The APTA’s most recent vision statement…

Aug
17

#DPTstudent chat August 20, 2014: Why should I be an APTA member?

It’s about that time where DPT programs across the country are beginning. Many programs require APTA membership but, if yours doesn’t, is there any value of being an APTA member as a first year #DPTstudent? Won’t everything be way over your head? Will…