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 April is Carrie Cheung.
Name: Carrie Cheung
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Undergraduate degree and school: University of Lynchburg, BS in Athletic Training
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
I chose Athletic Training when I started undergrad because I knew I wanted to take someone from “I’m injured… I can’t play my sport” to “I just scored the winning goal.” Right after undergrad, I got a job as a PT Tech and realized that I wanted to work with more than just an athletic population. I wanted to make the human experience more pleasurable and memorable for people of all ages.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
I absolutely love the environment. I’m excited to go to school and learn something new daily. We’re all here as one big supportive family working together towards the same goal. I’ve been so blessed with a such a supportive faculty/staff whose goal is to help me become the best PT (and in general, human) I can be.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
I don’t have planned out schedule of my life post graduation but I have an interest in Sports medicine, Orthopedics, and manual therapy.
What are some of your hobbies?
I do a lot of arts and crafts, ranging from painting to quilling to crochet. I enjoy hiking and yoga. Zoning out to some Netflix or Hulu is always on the list.
What is your favorite quote?
“Listen to understand, not to reply.”
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Something unique that you would like to share?
I’m a blue. I’m a 2. I’m a Gryffindor.