Written by: Deidre Fetz I remember the first day I went to the Officer Selection Office for the Marine Corps in 2013. I was there to speak with the recruiting officer about what it takes to be a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. I remember the way he looked at me with … Continue reading How the Marine Corps Prepared Me for My Future as a Doctor of Physical Therapy
Featuring Alexandra Gordon and Tanner Williams An Interview With Alexandra Gordon Baby Clare does PT Being a new mom while working towards my DPT was a daunting thought but the Regis support system has been incredible. There have been a handful of other women in the Regis DPT program's history who have gone before me … Continue reading Bringing New Life to Regis: What it’s like to become a first-time parent while in the DPT program
trigger warning: this post contains descriptors of sexual assault Dear reader, Thank you for taking the time to make your way here. This letter was a months-long process with much of that time being spent staring at a blinking cursor through my blue light glasses. I stepped away for a good while‒eight weeks to be … Continue reading A Letter From A DPT Student, And A Survivor
May is AAPI Heritage Month, a time in which we honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. However, it cannot be limited to a single month out of the year. As we acknowledge and celebrate the influence and contributions of AAPI leaders in this country, we also must call out the alarming rise … Continue reading “What does it mean to be American?” A Reflection by Sung Yi, Class of 2023
There are a few brave souls in the Regis DPT program who have taken on the challenge of a doctorate program while also filling the role of parent. We reached out to some of them to hear how they balance training to be a physical therapist with home life. My name is Emily Seidelman and … Continue reading DPT Family Style
One of the many great things about the Regis DPT program is its wealth of different students. We celebrate diversity in all of its many forms, including those who may have taken a less traveled route to getting here. Below is quick look at a handful of some of our non-traditional students in the Class … Continue reading A Look At the Paths Less Traveled – Non-Traditional Students on Why Regis
Brandon Johnson on his Journey to becoming our Program's First Black Student Body President February 4th, 2021 Greetings! I’m Brandon and I reign from the beautiful sun-drenched and immensely humid state of Florida. Born and raised in the capital city of Tallahassee, I received my Bachelors of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK) specializing … Continue reading Brandon Johnson: “Intentionality Seeds Serendipity”
Regis University has ceased in-person classes at this time in response to the recent Pandemic. Read about Class of 2022's Diversity Chair Peter Lee's perspective on what this means to us as future healthcare professionals. “ At the core of being a healthcare professional lies the belief that human life holds value, that it … Continue reading A Trying Time – A Student’s Perspective on COVID-19
Name: Johnny Herrera, Class of 2021, Colorado APTA Core Ambassador in 2018-2019 Undergrad: Grand View University Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic Fun Fact: During my junior and senior years of high school I only had class on Saturdays A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending the National Student Conclave (NSC) in Albuquerque, New … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Johnny Herrera discuses the APTA National Student Conclave
Name: Pamela Moreno SotoUndergrad: Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU)Hometown: Texhoma, OklahomaFun Fact: I've read over 1,000 books I remember back in 2005, there was a huge Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid 40 minutes away from my hometown. Many families were split, and children came home from school to missing parents because they had been deported during work. That … Continue reading Student Spotlight: My Immigration Experience
Name: Erin Lemberger, Class of 2020 Undergrad: University of Northern Colorado Hometown: Littleton, CO Fun Fact: A one humped camel is called a Dromedary and a two humped camel is called a Bactrian. Let me just tell you about my first semester of PT school. I’ll start off by saying that PT school is a lot … Continue reading Student Spotlight: How I Lost the Most Valuable Ligament
Name: Chris Lew, Class of 2018Undergrad: University of PortlandHometown: Eugene, ORFun Fact: I have a whistle reminiscent of various fairy tale soundtracks…or so I’m told. I am the Diversity Representative for the DPT Class of 2018, which essentially entails coordinating events and opportunities for our class to broaden their perspectives on different issues and to work towards becoming more … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Chris Lew on Diversity at Regis
Name: Zach Taillie, Class of 2018 Undergrad: State University of New York at Cortland Hometown: Phoenix, NY Fun Fact: I put BBQ sauce on everything. Hello! My name is Zach and I am a third year in the program. I am also the President of the Orthopedic Student Special Interest Group (sSIG) here at Regis. In … Continue reading Student Spotlight: What is the Orthopedic Student Special Interest Group?
Quite a few of our classmates came to physical therapy school after 1, 2, or even 3 previous careers! Laura and Tara are academic all-stars, wonderful additions to our Class of 2018 cohort, and have some of the coolest past experiences out there. Name: Laura Baker, Class of 2018 Undergrad: University of New Hampshire, … Continue reading Coming to PT School From Another Career
Name: Maggie McKenna, Class of 2019 Undergrad: University of Dayton Hometown: LaGrange, IL Fun Fact: I've been skydiving twice! Deciding where to go for a Doctor of Physical Therapy education is a big, life-changing decision…but also a very exciting one! Unlike some of my classmates, I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for at first, so my decision … Continue reading Meet Maggie McKenna: Why Regis?