Cokato, Minnesota (about an hour west of the Twin Cities)
Washington University in St. Louis in 2014
The opportunity to work side by side and be mentored by knowledgeable experts in the field of Physical Therapy. I am also excited for the opportunity to be a lab assistant and learn new skills.
I enjoy working with people and science, so the medical field seemed like the perfect place for me. Having had physical therapy in the past opened the door for me to explore the field and it seemed like a perfect fit for my interests. The more I learned about PT, I knew it was what I was supposed to be doing.
What are you looking forward to most in your residency experience?
I actually had plans to go into education originally. I then realized that I enjoyed and was more skilled at teaching individuals or smaller groups and math and science. One of my high school guidance counselors asked if I had ever considered physical therapy. From there, everything fell into place. I feel extremely lucky to have found my vocation so early on and to continue diving into such a fascinating profession!