The Monday Memo
September 10, 2013 PITT DPT STUDENTS
Pinning Ceremony: Welcome Class of 2016
This weekend, I was lucky to be included in a very special moment: The 2016 Professional Pledge Ceremony. Listening to distinguished guests speak, leading the DPT 2016 class through the pledge, and sharing in the significance of the pledge signing was a proud combination of moments for me.
First, it gave me the opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed. My DPT class of 2015 has accomplished immeasurable feats, both inside the classroom and out. We are currently in our fourth clinical – FOURTH CLINICAL! When did that happen? We are going to be interviewing for our yearlong positions in one month – yes, just ONE. Those are two examples among many. (Be sure to check out the awesome experiences two of my classmates shared in last week’s Memo!)
Second, I have had the pleasure of working with the DPT class of 2016 since day one. In fact, I met many of these remarkable people at Preview Pitt. I have observed them begin their academic career at the university and have the unique perspective of how much they have already grown. The class recently elected their officers (stay tuned for their bios!), successfully passed the summer session, and has jumped into their first clinical experience. Time is flying by!
Finally, I am now more enthusiastic about the future of physical therapy than I have ever been. Knowing how far my class has come and being privy to the excitement of 2016 has reinforced confidence for the future of our profession. We are fortunate to have great leaders be our example, and are ready to continue to pave the evidence-based path of physical therapy practice.
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Social Media Updates
- #DPTstudent – WEDNESDAYS , 9-10pm EST! Check out #DPTstudent page for details!
- Unite Physical Therapy Students – If you haven’t yet, please check out the “Doctor of Physical Therapy Students” Facebook page. More than 4,200 students have already joined!
- Our own page! Pitt Physical Therapy, thanks to the Social Media Team, has create an official PittPT Facebook page!
- #SolvePT (meets on Tuesdays Twitter from 9-10pm EST)
- Log ‘N Blog – Our PITT PT team is up and ready for new members! Please join and ask friends and family to join as well!