Any PT student can probably agree that the first semester is known for the grueling gross anatomy class. This is the class that as a first year you hear all the warnings about. “Make sure you study a ton for anatomy!” “Don’t fall behind” “You should know everything, verbatim!” Or maybe it’s the class you … Continue reading More Than Just Anatomy
Yesterday was my last (official) day of class of PT school, we still have a few things on our agenda next week but after that, it's a wrap! On to clinicals, then boards, then graduation! Time really flew by over the last two and a half years. As my last day of class passes, I … Continue reading Day One
If you are signed up for my email list then you’ll already know that this week I am posting twice for a very special reason. Today I had the amazing opportunity to bring the founder of The U.S. Pain Foundation, my sister, parents, and my sister’s physical therapist to lecture my classmates on patient advocacy … Continue reading The U.S. Pain Foundation
I used to look at my application to PT school time and time again after it was already submitted just to ensure it was complete, that nothing was missing and everything was in place. I’d think to myself “I need just one person to see me through my application.” By that I meant to see … Continue reading Just One Person
"Patience is a virtue" they say, but how many of us are really that virtuous? I for one am not. Playing what I like to call “the waiting game” was an extremely difficult time period for me. The funny thing is, looking back I’ve realized that playing the waiting game to get into University of … Continue reading The Waiting Game
First of all, thank you thank you thank you so much for the overwhelming amount of support from my last post! I am so glad that my story reached people who needed to hear it. 🙂 Now… as promised, I want to share with you 5 lessons that I learned from the seventeen rejections mentioned … Continue reading Turning my Rejections into Blessings
Seventeen. Why is that such a significant number? A number that I will never forget. A number that haunted me but now motivates me. A number that controlled my thoughts for two years. A number that resulted in me sacrificing my health. A number that fully consumed me. But most importantly, a number that signifies … Continue reading Seventeen
So, you've clicked the link and made it here to my blog. The first questions that popped into your mind were probably "a golden PT?" "What is that?" "What is a PT, and why is it golden?" "What is Alyssa even talking about?" Well, let's start off my blog with answering those very questions to … Continue reading A Golden PT? What does that even mean?