Lauren L. - Physical Therapy Student Ambassador
Hi there! My name is Lauren Little and I am from Marshville, NC. I studied Human Biology at the North Carolina State University.
I am from a small rural town in North Carolina that is right outside of Charlotte. I grew up on a farm and had a great childhood that taught me to work hard for what I want. After graduating high school I went to NC State and absolutely loved it there, Go Wolfpack! I stumbled upon physical therapy as a career because I had to have therapy myself. I was in a car wreck in 2009 and broke 3 of my lumbar vertebrae. My therapist helped me tremendously and after that experience I knew I wanted to become a physical therapist!
There is no where else I would rather be studying than MUSC. The university is great and I truly feel that I am receiving the best education possible. The College of Health Professions is amazing! Everyone within the College is so pleasant and nice and they honestly care about you as in individual. If you ever have questions about anything they are there to help you. And it doesn’t hurt that we have the prettiest building on campus!
Before being accepted into the Physical Therapy program at MUSC I had never visited Charleston. I was pleasantly surprised upon my arrival by how beautiful everything was and the overall feel of the city. I love being able to go to the beach at the drop of a hat, walking down King Street and looking in all the stores, running at the battery, and most of all eating all of the different restaurants. I have definitely not been disappointed by my decision to attend MUSC not only because of the academic aspect but also because of the amazing place I get to call home for three years. There is always something to do no matter what kind of activities you like. Charleston is a great place for everyone!
I chose MUSC because of the location, the reputation of the university, the size of the class, and the non-research required curriculum. Obviously living in Charleston is a major plus that most other PT schools don’t have but there are other reasons why you should this university as well. MUSC has a great reputation and the statistics of passing boards speaks for itself. Also MUSC has double the number of students that other school have, we have 64 PT students in my class. This appealed to me because it would give me the opportunity to meet more people as well as give me more people to practice my skills on. In no way has this been a disadvantage because all labs are split up and we get the one-on-one time with professors that we need. Not being required to do research was something I really like about MUSC because I personally feel that research isn’t for everyone. As for me, I currently want to practice in the field of geriatrics. While my decision isn’t set in stone it is what I’m leaning towards. Once I get the experience on clinicals I will be able to know more clearly whether this specialty is right for me.
Email me with any questions, I am happy to help!