SLU SSM Health PT Orthopedic Resident, Dr. Mark Welegala, reflects on "favorite things"
By Mark Welegala, PT, DPT
I am a member of the 2022-2023 SLU-SSM Health Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Program. My experience thus far has been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined. Over the last two months, I have had the opportunity to work as a lab instructor, practice in an outpatient PT setting, and receive mentorship during live patient treatment sessions. Pictured above with me is Pam Abbott, PT, DPT, OCS, (SLU Alumni, 2011) Residency Faculty member and member of the SLU DPT entry-level faculty. Laura Erb, PT, DPT, SLU-SSM Health PT Women's Health Resident (SLU Alumni, 2021) and Allie Wilson, PT, DPT, SLU SSM Health PT Orthopedic Resident.
At the clinic in which I practice and at SLU, I am surrounded by clinical specialists who are always willing to provide any support needed to help me be successful. One of my favorite things about this residency program is their Jesuit Mindset. (Just this past year, SLU celebrated the Ignatian Year: https://www.slu.edu/mission-identity/ignatian-year.php )
I have been impressed with to level of excellence, professionalism, and kindness from each person that I have interacted with from the program. I am looking forward to advancing my skills as an educator, clinician, and researcher as I work to produce scholarly contributions for our profession. I am amazed each day at the number of opportunities for growth within this residency program!
For more information on the SLU-SSM Health Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Program, visit https://www.slu.edu/doisy/degrees/ssm-residency.php or contact the Residency Program Director, Dr. Chris Sebelski at email@example.com.
For more information on the SLU-SSM Health Physical Therapy Women's Health program, visit https://www.slu.edu/doisy/degrees/ssm-womens-health-residency.php or contact the Residency Program Director, Dr. Jill Imgarten at firstname.lastname@example.org OR the SLU Director of Residency Education, Dr. Chris Sebelski at email@example.com.
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