Saturday, August 9, 2014

Additional Interview Questions

More interview questions submitted by Student Doctor Network users.

Tell me about yourself.

What made you decide to become a physical therapist?

Why did you choose _____(enter school name)?

What is the biggest challenge you've overcome?

How do you know you're stressed/How do you handle it?

What are your strengths?

What are your weaknesses?

If you saw a friend cheating, how would you handle the situation?

What are some positive experiences from your volunteer/observation hours?

Tell me about a time when you were in a disagreement with someone at work or school.

Tell me about a time when you attempted to change someone's opinion. 

How do you think you're major helped you prepare for grad school? 

Why move to that state?

What mentor influenced you the most?

What settings have you observed? 

Difference between PT and PTA? 

What is PT to you?

Describe a defining moment in your life.

Why our school?

What are your goals?

Tell me about a time when you had great difficulty communicating to a team mate? What did you do about this?


-Be very familiar with the school before going into your interview.

-In answering questions think specific examples in your life.  Anyone (and most do) can make a general statement in response to an interviewers question. For example, if you are talking about what settings you observed include actual stories or experiences from your observations. They want to know you are a real person with real experiences; don't be a robot ejecting standard responses when asked questions. 

Note: I would like to thank everyone who submitted questions.  If you have more questions to add please write them in the comments section.

If you are trying to get into PT school I would love to hear from you! Find me via:
Twitter: @DPT_USA
Facebook: Dalin Hansen 

Also check out some of my other posts about my interview experience and advice.