While arriving at XXXXX, there were eleven other students interviewing during the time of my interview. First, we had a small informational session where the faculty was introduced and so were the interviewees. After this, the interviewees were broken into groups to rotate through the interview process. For me, my first stop was an individual interview. The questions were not what I was expecting mainly because they did not give me the opportunity to tell them about myself or go into my interest into Physical Therapy. The first question I was asked was "who would I invite to dinner if I could choose three people from the past, present or future?" From there the questions were directed more towards why XXXXXX. Then I was confused by another question that asked me to compare XXXXXX to other programs I was interested in. This question puzzled me because I hadn't done as much research other schools like I had for XXXXXX. From there I went into a group interview with two other students and one faculty member. In this interview, all of the interviewees were asked the same questions and could answer in any order. I felt like the questions were negative in tone. They were trying to pull out your downfalls. For instance, some of the questions were "how do you handle stress", "what do you foresee as the biggest challenge being in PT school" and "what was a class that you struggled with as an undergraduate"? I used this opportunity to turn the negatives into to positives. The last part of the interview was a written exam. It was a behavioral based question and we were given 20 minutes to respond. Overall, the interview felt rushed and I didn't feel I was able to get across every aspect of myself that I wanted to.
–Is therapy performed at bedside or in a gym?
-What are your productivity goals?
-How many units a day do you expect your therapists to bill?
-What constitutes one unit? (For example, are units calculated in 15-minute increments?
-How many evaluations do your therapists perform each day?
-How much time do you expect an evaluation to take?
-What responsibilities will I have that do not contribute to my productivity? For example, team meetings, patient
-What percentage of your staff members are meeting your productivity expectations?
-Will I be a part of a weekend rotation?
-Are there any days during my placement that will be considered holidays?
-How long will it take to travel between the facilities that I’m expected to cover?
Rehabilitation Team Environment Questions:
-How many therapists do you have on staff?
-What’s the ratio of PT/OT/ and SLP therapists?
-Who will be my supervisor?
-What is your policy concerning continuing education?
-When will I be orientated for this position?
-What does your orientation involve?
-How many hours are allotted for orientation?
-How do you record documentation? Do you have a computer system, or a paper system?
-How long does it take the average therapist to become proficient with this system?