Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) | Acute Care Teamleader
I became familiar with Jefferson through Plan A College Education (PACE) program. I knew I wanted to be a physical therapist and that Jefferson was the university for me. Through PACE, I attended St. Joseph’s University for undergrad and entered Jefferson as a graduate student.
As a student at Jefferson, I loved being in Center City Philadelphia. Jefferson’s campus has a community feel while providing access to all of the amenities, from restaurants to shopping to nightlife.
My clinical experiences through Jefferson gave me the hands-on experience that I needed. Within two weeks of graduation, I was offered a position through my clinical affiliation.
I found Jefferson’s Career Development office to be very helpful. I frequently attended the resume and interview workshops and they helped me refine my resume, even after I had graduated.
Jefferson faculty are very approachable. I see them often at clinical affiliation meetings.
I’m currently the Acute Care Teamleader at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where I manage the acute care staff and specialize in multi-trauma patients in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
It’s great that Jefferson now offers a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. It’s excellent that they’ve moved in that direction.