Posts Tagged ‘student of physical therapy’

Post NPTE Celebration

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

The majority of the 2018 Doctor of Physical Therapy class just took the April National Physical Therapy Exam on Wednesday. Currently, all of us are very anxiously/nervously awaiting the results of the exam. It usually take between 5-7 days for the results to be posted. The exam is essentially what we have been preparing for over the past 3 years and will allow us to work as Doctors of Physical Therapy.



Friday, April 27th, 2018

As the school year gets closer to wrapping up I have found myself taking the necessary steps to be licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Minnesota. The most recent step was getting fingerprinted at the local police department as the state requires a background check for all PT employees. The process was smooth and it was easy to complete. I’m glad my paper cut healed up quickly and didn’t mess up the prints!!


PT Pub Night

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Last night Aspen Medical Staffing, LLC hosted a “PT Pub Night” at Tavern on the Hill. These events are provided to help current physical therapy (PT) students meet and network with other PT students, clinicians, and healthcare providers in an informal setting. It provides us with the opportunity to make connections, discuss job possibilities, and to catch up with alumni of the CSS DPT program who are working around the Duluth area. Aspen Medical Staffing, LLC is a travel company owned and operated by College of St. Scholastica PT graduates. They have been hosting these events all over the nation recently to recruit and provide students with the opportunities mentioned above. Earlier in the day they presented on their company and the in’s/out’s of travel physical therapy. It was a lot of fun and well worth all of the socializing, plus Tavern on the Hill has great food and beverages, especially during Happy Hour!


Capstone Presentations

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Tomorrow I will be presenting my Doctor of Physical Therapy Capstone presentation. I have been working on this project for nearly 8 months and it is extremely exciting to be able to share with my peers my project. I chose to write a case report of one of the patient’s that I was fortunate enough to work with on my internship. Due to unforeseen circumstances the patient required life-saving quadruple amputation. My presentation will specifically discuss the in’s-and-out’s of the upper extremity prosthetic fitting and training for this patient. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to complete my own case report. Upon further review I plan to submit this paper to a scholarly journal for future publication – what a way to wrap up my doctoral work at CSS!


Catching Up

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

I apologize for my absence from the blog. It has been about 4 months since I last put my “doings” on paper. During that time I have been able to do quite a bit of traveling thanks to an internship down in Phoenix, AZ for one of my terminal internships for the physical therapy program. I finished up my internship in Vadnais Heights, MN at Viverant in early September. I then packed up everything I owned and road tripped out to Phoenix. My trek out there took me through the Rocky Mountains, Arches National Park, and Manti-La Sal National Forest.