Medical Facilities of America (MFA) is dedicated to our students’ success and wants to highlight students for their efforts. The MFA Student Standout for the month of November is Denise Martin.
Name: Denise A. Martin
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Undergraduate degree and school: Health Science (BS); Virginia Commonwealth University
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
My interest in physical therapy was sparked after volunteering at the In-Patient Spinal Cord Injury floor at MCV Hospital. I got to see how physical therapy largely impacted the patients’ quality of life and I wanted to be part of that process.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
The most exciting part of the DPT program is the hands-on training and assessments. I enjoy learning all the material in Clinical Practice and working with my team to solve case-studies and how to effectively evaluate and diagnose patients!
What do you hope to do with your degree?
I hope to provide high quality care to underserved and underrepresented communities. I hope to educate the community on the importance of health and wellness and serve as a role model for women of color.
What are some of your hobbies?
I love to cook, bake, watch anime, and spend quality time with my family, friends, and significant other. I recently found my love for hiking while here in Lynchburg.
What is your favorite quote?
“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.”
– Booker T. Washington, educator and presidential advisor
Anything else that you’d like to share (i.e. something unique)?
If it wasn’t for PT, I would have become a chef and studied in Paris!