Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students’ success and wants to highlight students for their efforts! MFA has selected Kathryn Prince as the Student of the Month for August.
Name: Kathryn Prince
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Undergraduate degree and school: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Sports Medicine Concentration from the University of Virginia
What the faculty are saying about her:
“Kathryn Prince always displays an eagerness to learn and apply new skills. She independently seeks creative ways to expand her knowledge in and outside of the classroom. Overall she displays enthusiasm towards her chosen career path.
Kathryn has emerged as a leader amongst her peers; this has most recently been displayed with her election as the 2018 cohort president. It has been a pleasure working with her and watching her grow throughout the summer semester.”
– Jason Grandeo, PT, DPT, OCS
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
I always knew I wanted to help people feel good about themselves physically and push them to reach their potential. I applied to UVA’s kinesiology program knowing that within the field of physical therapy, I could help so many people by increasing their level of independence. Getting patients back to doing what they love to do is both empowering and rewarding, so I feel passionately about providing excellent care to every patient so that he or she can succeed.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
The most exciting part of Lynchburg’s DPT program is being surrounded by so many other hardworking and caring students. We lift each other up and genuinely want everyone to be successful in the program. Having such a supportive class as well as a devoted faculty really makes each day worthwhile.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
I want to work with underserved communities and help those who have little or no access to quality care elsewhere.
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy running outside, and Lynchburg has so many beautiful trails. I love to try new restaurants, and I am always open to trying new recipes at home. I have a dog, and I like to take him on walks or to the park to run. I really enjoy watching old movies, and currently I am making my way through AFI’s top 100 movies of all time.
What is your favorite quote?
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch