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Journey of a DPT Student

I Passed the Boards!
by Lauren Rosso
I finally received word on Friday that I passed the boards. The West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy sent me a letter, snail-mail style, to inform me that I can sleep soundly and stop worrying. A word of wisdom for anyone preparing to take the exam Read More...
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You Know What You Know
by Lauren Rosso
I have 60 hours left between now and when I take my seat at the testing center to begin the National Physical Therapy Exam, otherwise known as the "boards," the reason I've lost all social skills, and why I can't remember the last time I had a beer. If Read More...
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Stumbling Through Studying
by Lauren Rosso
The further I get into my boards study schedule, the more concerned I am about some of the content included in the review book. Maybe some of my concern is related to the fact that I'm first covering topics that I feel least comfortable with -- cardiopulmonary Read More...
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Big Projects, Long Lectures
by Lauren Rosso
It's been about six months since I've written anything other than a progress note or a blog, and about as long since I've sat in a four-hour lecture. On Saturday, I sat in eight hours of a conference, and Sunday I completed a 20-page "final" project. Read More...
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The SPT ‘To-Do' List is Shortening
by Lauren Rosso
On Friday morning, I spent four hours completing my comprehensive exams for the University of Pittsburgh. After I turned in the four-part packet, I realized that the number of items left on my academic to-do list is approximately two: complete the year-long Read More...
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Early Boards Get the Worm?
by Lauren Rosso
It was recently brought to my attention that in certain states, the option exists to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) prior to graduation if certain requirements have been met. Eligibility varies from state to state -- some require completion Read More...
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Owning a Theoretical PT Practice
by Lauren Rosso
As part of a very in-depth project for our "Leadership and Professional Development" course, I'm in charge of justifying the purchase of an electronic health record (EHR) for our theoretical outpatient private practice. I've been spending a lot of time Read More...
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The Future of PT
by Lauren Rosso
Last week, my class was lucky enough to benefit from the Scully Lecture Series, an endowed program that brings distinguished speakers to the area to highlight relevant issues within the world of physical therapy. Justin Moore, PT, DPT, APTA vice president Read More...
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PT and Loan Repayment
by Lauren Rosso
We recently had a representative from the APTA speak to our class about the structure of the organization, as well as some current legislative topics that are on the radar within physical therapy. What sparked my interest most was the prospect of PT being Read More...
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