The Number One Way You Will NOT Get Into PT School

Today, we want to talk about the number one way you’re not going to get into PT school. Now, you’re probably thinking of a ton of different things: low grades, low GPA, bad GRE score, not enough observation hours, unorganized essays, something got messed up on PTCAS...all of these could definitely limit your chances of getting in to PT school.

So, yes! That is part of it. But, another way that you definitely won’t get into PT school is by doubting yourself. Putting more energy into doubting yourself than putting more energy in to get your white coat. Putting more energy into saying what you are not and what you can’t do, instead of saying what you are and what you CAN do.

A lot of times we’re really focused on those doubts. We focus on what we don’t have, what we can’t do, why we sucked at this, and why we didn’t get a good grade in this class. If you continue to do that, it will eventually become your outcome because that’s where all the energy is. What can you really expect though if that’s what you’re thinking about all of the time? It’s only going to bring you down even further in that rabbit hole, and you’re not even thinking twice about the outcome.

Sometimes we’re so blinded by all of these doubts in front of us as pre-PT students that we aren’t looking ahead to the future for that motivation. When was the last time you thought about crossing the stage in physical therapy school and graduating? When was the last time you thought about treating a patient with knee pain or a patient who just got into a car accident? What was the last time you thought about going on clinicals? What was the last time you thought about your first day of PT school? Or.. are you only thinking about how you failed the test yesterday? Or your GRE score that you bombed or 2 months ago? The point is that, if you did bad yesterday on an exam, there’s nothing you can do about it cause it’s already done. You can’t get it back. It’s gone. 

We’re never really focused on the outcome because we’re so stressed about this day to day stuff. And yes, the day to day stuff is important. But, at the same time, you need to focus on the outcome or you're going to keep driving yourself down. You’re going to keep doubting yourself. And if you keep doubting yourself, that’s where all of your energy is going to go. You won’t able to move on to the next step in order to get into PT school.

You have to start getting into the habit of thinking about what’s ahead of you in the future. Think about your future patients. Envision yourself killing it during your first PT school practical. Start thinking about those end goals and stop thinking about how you failed your anatomy test a week ago. None of that is going to matter once you’re a physical therapist. Keep putting in the work, keep sight on your end goal, and don’t stop until you reach it.

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