Lauren M. - Physical Therapy Student Ambassador
Hey! I'm Lauren Moore and I'm from Spartanburg, SC. I attended Wofford College and graduated with a degree in Biology.
What impresses me so much about the College of Health Professions at MUSC is the hospitality that is shown to prospective students when visiting campus. Every day as a student in the College of Health Professions I am thankful for how caring and genuine the faculty and staff are and how my Professors go the extra mile to make sure we are not only doing well in the classroom, but out of the classroom as well. I love our class size and have really enjoyed getting to know students in other programs in CHP as well.
Where do I even begin to explain how wonderful it is to live in Charleston?! Moving to Charleston was my first move to a bigger city, so I have thoroughly explored the area and enjoy taking advantage of heading to the beach on the weekends, walking downtown to the Battery or walking over the Cooper River Bridge, and eating at all the local restaurants. On Saturday mornings, I enjoy walking to the Farmer’s Market and down King Street (where all the great shops are)! I like to think that when you’re going to grad school for 3 years, you should live in a place where you can have a plethora of fun activities to participate in, and Charleston has them all!
MUSC’s Physical Therapy program stood out to me because of the interactions I had with students in the program while working at a Physical Therapy office where several students did practicums. Every student I met was professional and eager to learn. Now that I’m in the Physical Therapy program, I wake up every morning and look forward to going to class and learning because our Professors are absolutely wonderful and treat us as colleagues, rather than students. The Physical Therapy curriculum is literally “hands-on” so we are constantly working with our classmates and problem-solving together in the classroom as a part of our learning process. MUSC has great facilities and technology that enhances my learning experience, and MUSC emphasizes the importance of interprofessional education and collaboration, which I believe will help me become a better clinician in the future. The free student-run CARES clinic is one of my favorite aspects of the Physical Therapy program because students can help out the community on a weekly basis by volunteering there. My interests within the field of Physical Therapy include Neuro and Women’s Health right now, so hopefully I will have the chance to explore different specialties on my clinical rotations and have a great depth of knowledge by the time I graduate!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me!