Scott gains clinical experience as he prepares for his future career.

Congratulations! You’ve just been accepted into one of the most cutting-edge physical therapy programs in the country. Your experience here is going to prepare you to thrive in the PT field in just three short years.

Receiving my acceptance letter to MCPHS was probably one of the most exhilarating moments of my life. Four years of hard work in undergrad and countless observation hours had finally paid off.

The physical therapy program here at MCPHS is unique because we work so closely with the surrounding community. In addition to clinical experiences in a variety of settings throughout the Worcester area – including outpatient clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes – we also have our own free clinic right here on campus in the Lincoln Square building, called the Balance, Movement, and Wellness (BMW) Center.

The BMW Center is a great opportunity for us to see a variety of different pathologies and work hands-on with members of the community. The atmosphere during each session is revitalizing and truly allows us to get a taste of what it’s like to be a clinician in the field. The patients from the community we work with are amazing, and we get to have a lot of fun – while making them feel a little bit better each session.

The PT lab has various high-tech equipment that we can use to further enhance our clinical skills. The anatomy lab creates a great atmosphere for learning and understanding the human body. We even use plastinated cadaver models that are stripped down into various layers so we can see the intrinsic muscles of the body.

I highly recommend living on campus. It’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends from across all of our programs. I live at Salisbury, and my apartment has so much space, I really can’t fill it! I have my own bathroom and bedroom, multiple closets, and a “study area” where I keep my drum set so I can jam out whenever I want. And I love having my own kitchen.

Good luck and remember to have fun!