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 March is Jordan Palma.
Name: Jordan E. Palma
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Undergraduate degree and school: Sports Medicine degree received from Averett University
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
I became interested in physical therapy after taking a sports medicine class in high school. Following high school I was exposed to the Functional Movement Screen through a professor who co-founded the company. Their passion towards movement and explaining how we move was mesmerizing and I had to learn more.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
I really enjoy participating in the University of Lyncburg’s Community Health Center because we are allowed to implement what we learn in class to real life situations.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
I am uncertain at the moment but my fields of interest are sports and pediatrics. I am considering finding a clinic that specifically treats a pediatric population with a focus on sports rehabilitation.
What are some of your hobbies?
I play soccer and skateboard when I have free time.
What is your favorite quote?
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Anything else that you’d like to share (i.e. something unique)
A life goal of mine is to one day open a clinic in Guatemala for physical therapy because the field is unknown over there. I have chosen to aim for this because of my family history and my family’s struggles with receiving healthcare in Guatemala.