Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students’ success and wants to highlight students for their efforts. MFA selected Nicole Pandak as the Student of the Month for March.
Name: Nicole Pandak
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Undergraduate degree and school: BS in biology, minor in chemistry, Christopher Newport University
What the faculty are saying about her?
“Nicole is a consistently pleasant, open, and cheerfully hard-working student who is always ready to pitch in. She is a high performer in classes and expresses a genuine interest in learning. As the APTA representative for the cohort, she faithfully keeps classmates current on upcoming activities; she assisted with coordinating students attending the Combined Sections Meeting. She has been described as ‘having a true heart for service’ as evidenced by her willingness to jump in wherever needed to help in her SPI group and on the service trip to St. Lucia.”
– Dr. Teresa Leahy, Assistant Professor
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
Growing up around sports and the medical field, I have known I’ve wanted to become a physical therapist since high school. I love having the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others daily.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
The most exciting part of the DPT program is being surrounded by incredible people, both my professors and classmates, that provide me with numerous opportunities to grow.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
I hope to specialize after I graduate; however, currently I’m still exploring the different fields and aspects each field has to offer.
What are some of your hobbies?
I love traveling, doing anything outside, playing sports, and going to the beach.
What is your favorite quote?
“Our accomplishments for each day can be measured only by the good we have done for someone else.” -Anonymous