2019-20 Applicants

New York Medical College


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Contact Information more...

Pamela Suett
Director of Recruitment
Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Program
Department of Physical Therapy
School of Health Sciences and Practice
New York Medical College
Valhalla NY, 10595
(914) 594-4510
(914) 594-4759
Pamela_Suett@nymc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/01/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
A Master of Public Health (MPH) dual-degree program (DPT/MPH) is offered.
Institution's religious affiliation
Jewish
Additional information about the class profile
The Program seeks and is pleased to have a student body composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds in undergraduate academics and life experiences. The completion of program prerequisites assures that applicants have sufficient undergraduate course work in the sciences to prepare for graduate study. A range of course work that includes the Humanities is strongly encouraged and preferred.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
44
Anticipated size of next entering class
44
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
52%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
48%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
43%
% Female
57%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
16%
% Asian
9%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
5%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
70%

Program Description more...

Many features distinguish the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Health Sciences and Practice, including:

* Opportunities for hands-on clinical skills with clients as early as the second semester of the program.

*Health-centered campus in close proximity to New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut

*Strong ties to a number of local clinical facilities including Westchester Medical Center, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Helen Hayes Hospital, Blythedale Children's Hospital and others.

* Problem-based learning for students to be fully engaged in their educational experiences.

* Range of resources to benefit student success including close faculty and peer advisement, and academic support counseling.

*Foundational sciences taught by School of Medicine faculty, tailored to the needs of physical therapy students.

* Collaborative teaching and multi-disciplinary research activities across NYMC’s School of Health Sciences and Practice, School of Medicine, and Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

* Service-based learning opportunities, community service projects, and a small group doctoral project that focuses on public health activities, clinical research, or a teaching practicum

* A Doctor of Physical Therapy/Master of Public Health (D.P.T./M.P.H.) dual degree option.

* Inter-professional education experiences with students in the disciplines of Medicine, Speech-Language Pathology, and Public Health.

* Access to state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation center.

* Full-time clinical rotations at four of our affiliations totaling more than nine months of clinical education.

* First-time passing rates on the National Licensure Examination that typically exceed both State and National averages. Note: 99% First-time passing rates for graduates since 2014.

* Dedication to small class sizes, allowing for close faculty-to-student interaction.

*Faculty sponsored doctoral projects with a goal of publication and presentation at national conferences.

Our Department of Physical Therapy is comprised of 45 faculty including a notable mix of academic instructors and current practitioners, who are scientists, physicians, therapists, and health care professionals serving as full-time and part-time instructors or clinical faculty. We align our course instruction to the strength of our faculty, tailored to the educational needs of our students.

New York Medical College is a renowned health sciences university, boasting a forward-thinking curriculum and critical scholarly research in medicine, medical science, public health and health professions.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program involves nine semesters of full-time education over three years of study. The instructional content of the program includes basic and medical science courses, Problem Based Learning modules (PBL), a community service project, a doctoral project, and clinical education:

Problem based learning (PBL) is a unique educational approach. The goal is to enhance and sharpen the skills you will use as a physical therapist to diagnosis and treat patients across a variety of populations and health issues. Our innovative PBL model delivers educational content through small group tutorials, laboratory sessions, and specialized lectures. Exposure to common clinical conditions and physical therapy interventions are selected and developed to provide students maximum exposure to the clinical setting, and the critical-thinking skills to identify pertinent objectives and learning outcomes.

A Doctoral Project is required of all students, with a number of options in clinical research, a teaching practicum, or a public health service-based project. Students choose their project in the first year and work closely in small groups of students with a faculty mentor to develop, expand, and conduct the project during the second and third years. Students finish with a publication-focused manuscript that demonstrates an in-depth analysis and execution of their doctoral project. Numerous doctoral projects have been presented at national conferences, published, and supported grant funded research.

Clinical Education enables students to integrate academic knowledge and clinical skills. Students participate in four full-time work experiences ranging in length from 8- to 12-weeks in length. Clinical experiences occur during the summer and spring semesters of the second year, and the fall and spring semesters of the third year. We take great pride in providing a wide variety of clinical affiliations throughout the tri-state area and across the entire United States, which vary in setting from acute-care hospitals, outpatient clinics, sports medicine clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, nursing homes, military bases, schools, and other types of health care institutions and facilities. There are also specialty affiliations at burn centers, dance injury practices, and at an Indian reservation.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at New York Medical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website:

New York Medical College is a member of the Touro University and College System.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
01/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Interviews for qualified applicants begin in October and continue through February.  Decisions are made on a rolling basis therefore, it is important to have all required admissions material submitted as soon as possible.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to have the greatest opportunity to be considered for admissions.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Applicants must have completed all prerequisite coursework in Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and Biology prior to the year of application.

Applicants must submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

An on-campus visit and interview is required as part of the early admission process. Please contact the Department of Physical Therapy for additional information.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The non-refundable deposit is credited towards the first-year tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.50
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.30
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The program uses a combination of GPA, GRE scores, and academic letters of recommendation to determine an applicant's academic competence. Note that although an applicant with a Minimum GPA of 3.00 will be considered for admission, the average GPA of students accepted is typically above 3.30.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7602
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/15/2020
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
02/01/2015
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
151
Verbal reasoning % score
40%
52%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
151
Quantitative reasoning % score
38%
43%
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.0
Analytical writing % score
60%
60%

Observation Hours

 
A MINIMUM of 50 total hours of PT observation under the supervision of a physical therapist in a clinical site is required. However, competitive applicants typically accumulate more than 100 hours of observation across 2 or more clinical sites.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
50
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
100+
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Final admissions is contingent upon receiving all supplemental materials by deadline.

See Health Services History and Physical information at:
https://www.nymc.edu/media/schools-and-colleges/nymc/pdf/DoctorofPhysicalTherapySHSPHealthServicesPacket.pdf

If you have completed the CPR training by the time you apply, upload a copy of the certificate in the "Supporting Materials" section of the PTCAS application.
Supplemental Requirements
Background check by CertiphiScreening Inc. , Proof of immunizations and health physical/completion of health packet is required by March 15, 2020., Proof of CPR cerification is required by March 15, 2020., Official transcript showing receipt of undergraduate degree and date granted no later than June 1, 2020.,
Deadline for supplemental materials
2020-03-15
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Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
3

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Non-native English speakers are required to submit TOEFL scores, unless applicant has received a 4-year undergraduate degree from an American University, or if the language of instruction at the institution attended abroad was English. Copy and paste the link below into your browser to view NYMC information for international applicants:

https://www.nymc.edu/current-students/student-services/office-of-international-students-and-scholars/forms/

Foreign student applicants must submit all required admissions documents prior to January 15, 2020.

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
All prerequisite courses, in which a laboratory component is required, must be taken as a hands-on, in-class course. Online courses are not accepted.

It is highly preferred that all prerequisites be taken at the 4 year college(s) leading to the undergraduate degree. It is understood that prerequisites courses may have to be taken at a community college when an applicant has already completed an undergraduate degree.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy
Applicants must complete EITHER: ONE course in Anatomy with lab AND ONE course in Physiology with lab, OR TWO courses in a combined Anatomy & Physiology course sequence with labs. It is NOT acceptable for applicants to take ONE course in Anatomy or Physiology and ONE course of a combined Anatomy & Physiology course sequence. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Introductory and Upper Division level courses are accepted; for either, a lab component are acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry I
TWO courses in Inorganic Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry is acceptable. Organic Chemistry is strongly recommended but not required. For either option, laboratories are required. Chemistry courses for non-science majors are not accepted. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
See Chemistry I
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Math
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
Calculus-based Physics courses are STRONGLY recommended but not required. Laboratories are required. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
See Physics I
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Applicants must complete EITHER: ONE course in Anatomy with lab and ONE course in Physiology with lab, OR TWO courses in a combined Anatomy & Physiology course sequence with labs. It is NOT acceptable for applicants to take ONE course in Anatomy or Physiology and ONE course from a combined Anatomy & Physiology course sequence. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Applicants must take TWO Psychology courses. ONE course in General Psychology is recommended but not required. 1 of 2 psychology courses required. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Psychology
Applicants must take TWO Psychology courses. ONE course in General Psychology is recommended but not required. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics