IS IT YOUR DREAM TO BECOME A WORLD-CLASS PHYSIOTHERAPIST? IS ESP THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU?
If yes, then you are definitely interested in the answer to these most frequently asked questions by ESP applications. The answers are taken directly from the programme coordinator, Mr. Bas Moed, so you better read them quickly!
What are my chances?
“If you are talented, motivated and know what physiotherapy and ESP entails, you stand a very good chance of getting into our programme. In numbers: this year, close to 200 students have been invited to the selection day. From these, the top-80 will be selected, but again, motivation and dedication are the most important characteristics of successful ESP students.”
- Sleep well and come with some good energy.
- Be yourself, try to be calm and not stress out, because the whole selection day is a really nice experience.
- Try to talk to current students because they can just cheer you up and also share positive vibes.
- Be yourself, do not try to compete with other participants but focus on yourself and show the best what’s inside you.
- Be honest, share your story, why did you chose the school and it is ok to say that you are not still 100% sure.
- If you are honest, natural and say the truth it makes you special anyway.
- Don’t be afraid to be curious and ask about anything you don’t understand because it can save you many points or even prevent failing due to misunderstandings.
Is it going to be a long day?
“Well, the selection day is comparable to the ESP programme. It very intense, but quite short compared to other programmes 😉 Depending on the group color assigned to you, the three stations (interviews and exam) will be done within 3 or 4 hours.”
What questions will I get during the interviews?
“The interviews are done by two independent ESP lecturers that will interview you on several aspects that are relevant for a prospective ESP students. The categories of questions are: motivation, team work, communication and planning.”
“Try to talk to current students because they can just cheer you up and also share positive vibes.”
– Alice and Tereza
How can I prepare for the written exam?
“According to last year’s interviews, you should brush up your anatomy and physiology to understand the terminology. As the written exam is about three topics (Anatomy, Biomechanics and Physiology) that we provide a text with, you don’t need to have any pre-existing knowledge. The exam is constructed in such a way that you will be able to get the full score if you can quickly (there is time-pressure) read and understand a piece of text and answer multiple choice questions within the set 60 minutes. No sample exams or other preparation material is available for you, but for inspiration and advice, you can check our selection day video on Facebook. From the analysis of the last couple of year, we can do see that the students that have done well in the exam (and therefore also high in ranking), will perform well during ESP (compared to other students).”
“The written exam contains texts about three topics and the questions are exactly about these texts, so you don’t need to have any pre-existing knowledge.The categories of questions are: motivation, team work, communication and planning.”
What should I wear during the selection day?
“Some students have come to the interview in suit and tie, but we are just looking for professional appearance and personal hygiene. As a physio working with patients, you need to have the same appearance so that’s what we are looking for.”
motivation, team work, communication and planning.
Be honest, share your story, why did you chose the school and it is ok to say that you are not still 100% sure