On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Miye Fonseca to talk about the top strategies you can implement to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)! Miye Fonseca is the Founder and CEO of Therapy Exam Prep, provider of online NPTE and NPTAE exam prep courses focusing on the clinical thinking aspects, test-taking strategies and addressing factors on confidence, fear and test anxiety. She has spoken at student conclaves about exam preparation from a clinical thinking and practical approach.
In this episode, we discuss:
-Miye’s top 3 most important components for success
-Is taking practice exam after practice exam the best strategy for preparation?
-Why you need to think clinically and treat exam questions as mini evaluations
-How mindset can be the deciding factor to pass the NPTE
-And so much more!
The shift from academics to the NPTE’s clinically oriented framework can be challenging for students. From Miye’s experience, she found that she was, “viewing the exam too academically and not like a practicing clinician. Patients aren’t textbooks and they’re not study guides either.”
The NPTE mirrors clinical practice forcing students to deal with ambiguity and use the little bit of information available to start an effective treatment plan. Miye reminds us that, “In the clinic, you’re not going to know everything and you have to grasp onto one particular thing to help that patient.”
With stress levels high, mindset can be a deciding factor in getting a passing grade on the NPTE exam. Miye challenges future test takers, “Are you going to beat the NPTE or are you going to allow that exam to beat you?”
For more information on Miye:
Miye Fonseca, PT, DPT is the Founder and CEO of Therapy Exam Prep, provider of online NPTE and NPTAE exam prep courses focusing on clinical thinking, test-taking strategies and addressing factors on confidence, fear and test anxiety. She has spoken at student conclaves about exam preparation from a clinical thinking and practical approach.
Miye graduated from the University of Southern California with her class being ranked #1 for PT programs in US News for the first time. When preparing for her own board exam, she felt there had to be a better way to prepare than just reading a study guide book as there were no online prep courses at that time. The idea of Therapy Exam Prep came about after treating in private orthopedic practice for years and recognizing how the exam had transitioned into being more integrated and clinical.
Miye started the first online exam prep course for PTs and PTAs preparing for their own exam.
She brings the clinical examples into studying and treating the exam holistically by easing fear, stress and feelings of being overwhelmed. With many practical and powerful test-taking strategies as well as receiving training by the FSBPT on writing NPTE format style questions, Miye has been able to help thousands of candidates be successful.
She has worked with recruiting agencies, PT and PTA programs as a curriculum consultant, and also written exam prep articles in publications and blogs.
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