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 December is Amanda Saulsbury.
Name: Amanda Saulsbury
Hometown: Middletown, DE
Undergraduate degree and school: BS in Health Sciences, with a minor in Psychology, at Lock Haven University
What the faculty are saying about her?
“Amanda is a standout student because she has demonstrated a true desire to learn by taking dramatic steps to increase her learning in the fall semester. The faculty is particularly impressed by the level of preparedness the student shows regularly and her level of inquiry and quest to learn. Amanda displays great self-awareness by seeking feedback regarding her progress and she does not let constructive criticism unnerve her. She is a hard worker, shows great diligence and patience with the learning process, and is a positive presence in the classroom. She seeks out additional learning experiences and is genuinely excited about the profession of physical therapy. We have no doubt she will be a wonderful physical therapy professional!”
— LC DPT Faculty
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
I became interested in physical therapy after injuring myself multiple times throughout my softball career. I was constantly in and out of therapy and enjoyed seeing my progress as a patient. After being introduced to the idea of physical therapy, I shadowed a therapist in a hospital and knew I wanted to pursue a career in physical therapy. I can’t wait to start helping others in the future!
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
The faculty here at Lynchburg are amazing. I could not imagine going through physical therapy school without them. They go above and beyond to make sure every student understands class material so we can become the best physical therapists in the future.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
I am interested in working with the geriatric population. Prior to graduate school, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a nursing home and I was amazed by how much I enjoyed my experience. I love interacting with the elder population and I am looking forward to working in a nursing home this summer for our first clinical.
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy going to the beach, watching softball, playing with my dog, and hanging out with family and friends.
What is your favorite quote?
“The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.” “Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from our failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” – H. Stanley Judd
Anything else you’d like to share?
I was a pitcher for the Lock Haven University’s softball team.