Friday, January 05, 2018 Most-Read Student Pulse Blog Posts of 2017 Point to a Bright Future for the Profession It doesn't matter whether you're a current student in a physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA) program or a seasoned veteran of the profession: APTA's Student Assembly Pulse blog series is worth checking out. The posts, largely written by current students and new professionals, often touch on subjects that have broad interest, and many feature the kind of candor that speaks well of the next generation of PTs and PTAs. Authors are willing to put themselves "out there" for the sake of their fellow students and the profession; and even when they're providing practical tips on, for instance, useful apps for students, authors' excitement about physical therapy shines through. But don't take our word for it. Hare are links to some of the most-read Pulse blogs from 2017. Getting real: posts about common (if unspoken) feelings and lessons learned "My Biggest Challenge in Physical Therapy School? Imposter Syndrome" "Three Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Clinical Rotations" "Jealousy: A Well-Known But Unspoken Part of Physical Therapy School" "5 Lessons I Learned From My First Year in Physical Therapy School" "My Biggest Takeaways From Physical Therapy School" "Develop Your Patient Care, Not Your Social Network" "Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo. Keep going.” Getting practical: surviving PT/PTA school, and setting sights on the future "19 Study Tips From PT Students" "Apps to Help You Survive School" "Finding Your Niche" "How I Became a Private Practice Owner 3 Weeks Postgraduation" “5 Tips To Help You Ace Your PT School Interviews” Want to write something for the Pulse blog? Email the APTA Student Assembly.