Why did I choose this course:
Ever since I was a child, I dreamt to become a doctor but before I can pursue my dreams, I need to take a Pre-medicine course. My mom helped me choose what course shall I take. She told me that Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, Nursing, etc. are pre-med courses. I was about to take BS in Nursing but my mom opposed because a lot of nursing students who graduated and passed the licensure exam were ended up in a call center agents or mismatched jobs. She told me that I should consider BS in Medical Technology or BS in Physical Therapy since there are only few who graduated this course and the salary is profitable. Since I get easily get sick and act weird whenever I saw blood or examine feces, so I considered BS in Physical Therapy.
About my college education:
I learned many things while studying this course like the different methods on how to restore physical function, such as the use of hydrotherapy, chemotherapy, radiant and superficial heating, therapeutic ultrasound and therapeutic exercise regimens and techniques, patient education and training. It teaches us about the knowledge and skills in the rehabilitation and treatment of individuals with disabilities resulting from injury, illness and aging.
BS in Physical Therapy is really a difficult course. Every subject is a brain kill. There are a lot of techniques that you need to memorize. Study is the only tool to survive in this course. I studied every night just to be prepared for tomorrow's quizzes or exams.
The most useful things that I learned while taking this course are the ability to understand and take care of patients from all ages and walks of life; involves empathy, compassion and the sincere desire to help the sick. The ability to demonstrate skills in observation. In particular, a student must be able to accurately observe a patient and acquire visual, auditory and tactile information. You need to have the ability to use medical instruments and supportive devices in the care of patients. It has wide knowledge about science and is able to understand and connect certain concepts together; very essential because BSPT is a science based program. The ability to speak, hear and observe patients and coherently summarize a patient's condition and management plan, verbally and in writing; ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients, families, employees and other health-care practitioners. And the ability to understand complex medical situations, create connections among different clinical manifestations and make sensible decisions to implement plan of care
In my time, the exam was a bit easy but difficult sometimes. All of the questions were already tackled in Silliman University. I was thankful to God and to our Alma Mater because I passed the exam. They were only few students who passed the Licensure Exam but in our year, our school got 89% passing rate.
My current job:
I practiced Pediatric Physical Therapy for 2 years but I stopped because I am planning to study my dream which is Doctor of Medicine this year.
Am I using what I learned in college:
I learned everything while I was doing my Internship. What I applied in my Internship days is what I applied while I was a Pediatric PT for 2 years.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Do I recommend studying BS in Physical Therapy:
Yes, it is in-demand in the Philippines and worldwide. There are only few who practice this profession because some went abroad to have a high salary. And speaking of salary, it is not that high in the Philippines but it's profitable and you can manage your own family.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
You need to cut your social life while studying this course. Expect in the next 5 years, you will have to keep reading books, studying the past lessons and lessons that haven't discussed yet. Your sleep rate will be alternated while studying this course. But most of all, you have the essence and passion in studying Health Sciences.
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