Ever since middle school I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up, a Physical Therapist. Over the years I have done whatever I can be inch myself closer and closer to achieving this goal of mine. One of the most helpful tools for me has been being a part of Pre-Physical Therapy Club. This club provides students who are planning on applying to graduate school therapy with all the information they need to be successful. Ive written about this RSO a few times prior, but that is because I have gone to meetings for the last 2.5 years.
A lot of the information discussed this year is not new to me since I had applied to the doctoral program this past summer. Despite the information not being specifically helpful anymore, I remind a part of the organization. Why? Because it introduced new people who I could help by sharing my advice and experiences with. Don’t get me wrong, it is helpful to talk to academic advisors, admissions people, etc; but what I had found most helpful was the personal experiences, tips, and tricks that students accepted into the Physical Therapy Program shared with me.
In addition to all the academic aspects of this RSO, there are also social and service components. The RSO went on lots of fun trips this year (Griffins Hockey Game, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch). Pre-PT club is also involved in community service. Services opportunists include participating in Relay for Life, Up All Night, and volunteering at local nursing homes to name a few.
I am happy to say that I have been ACCEPTED into Central Michigan University’s Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (as you can see from the picture to the right LOL). I am beyond excited to start this journey of my life with some of my best friends. Being apart of Pre-PT Club helped to provide me with the information and resources to make my dream come true. There are pre-professional organizations for almost every health career imaginable. For students pursing a per-professional career such as Physician Assistant or Occupational Therapy, I complete whole heartily recommending joining a club or group dedicated to helping you succeed in the process of achieving your goal.