Student Standout

Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students' success and wants to highlight students for their efforts! MFA has selected Jessica Welfare as the Student of the Month for October.

Learn how our DPT students are going above and beyond!

Jessica WelfareName: Jessica Welfare

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Undergraduate degree and school: Athletic Training, Roanoke College

What her professors are saying about her:

Jessica Welfare has displayed the can-do spirit we expect from our LC DPT students. Despite a functional limitation this person did not want special treatment when it came to completing her practical examination and showed high level problem solving skills by adjusting her approach to completing the tasks we asked of her. Her positive attitude continued despite her recent injury and she did not let this get in the way of growing in knowledge and skill that is necessary to become a physical therapist. This hard work and dedication made this individual an easy choice for student of the month.”

- Jason Grandeo, PT, DPT, OCS, Assistant Professor

What sparked your interest in physical therapy?

My initial interest in physical therapy began as an athlete. After a volleyball injury in high school, I had the pleasure of working with a physical therapist who valued hard work, integrity, and patience.  I hope someday I can motivate a young person to enter the field of physical therapy!  

What's the most exciting part of the DPT program?

The great thing about LC DPT is having such a strong support system.  Not only with the faculty and staff but also with my peers. It is like having another family, one of which I will value forever.  

What do you hope to do with your degree?

I have recently become interested in Women's Health. After a couple of lectures and long talks with Dr. Mize, I know this is an area I can be great in.

What are some of your hobbies?

Soccer, volleyball, hiking, and hanging out with my friends.

What is your favorite quote?

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill