Student Standout

Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students’ success and wants to highlight students for their efforts! MFA has selected Patrick Datsko as the Student of the Month for July.

Patrick DatskoName: Patrick Datsko

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.

Undergraduate degree and school: Major: Exercise Science, and minors: Actuarial Mathematics and Sports Management, Old Dominion University

What the faculty are saying about him:

“What a joy and pleasure it is to teach and interact with Patrick! In his short time in the program, Patrick has distinguished himself both as an exemplary student and as a soft-spoken leader in his cohort. In the classroom, he not only listens closely and analyzes what he is hearing, but he also asks thought-provoking questions that indicate he is engaged with the material at a deeper level. It is clear that Patrick simply loves to learn.

In the laboratory, Patrick is a leader in his dissection group. As a teacher, I appreciate his curiosity and his desire to uncover every muscle, every nerve, every vessel. Even more, though, I appreciate the supportive and positive atmosphere that he has helped to foster in his group. The LC DPT Class of 2018 is filled with standout students, and Patrick exemplifies the best of his class. I can’t wait to watch Patrick continue to grow as a student, leader, and future physical therapist!”

– Price Blair, PhD
Assistant Professor

What sparked your interest in physical therapy?

I was a patient after suffering a sports injury.

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

Being able to learn about the human body and helping patients while sharing the experience with a class full of people that are just as excited to be here as I am.

What do you hope to do with your degree?

I would love to be able to work with athletes and give back to them as much as the physical therapists I worked with did for me.

What are some of your hobbies?

Baseball, going to the beach, and watching sports.

What is your favorite quote?

“A full life will be full of pain. But the only alternative is not to live fully or not to live at all.”  – Dr. M. Scott Peck