Driving back to Indianapolis on the evening before the first day of my second year as a DPT student, I had butterflies in my stomach; I was so excited! Only eight weeks of class until we go out and show the PT world what we can do on our first clinical! Walking in to Martin Hall on Monday morning, it was so nice to see everyone's smiling, familiar faces. I saw my professors and administrative assistants I had grown close to over the last year in the halls. Walking into the classroom it was like I was home again, seeing all of my classmates who I had grown to know so well and had grown so close to over the last year of classes. We have been there for each other, and will be there for each other for the next year and a half on....
This is it...only a few more months of more specialized classes and the rest of the time we will be in the real world on clinicals. I cannot wait to get out and be under the guiding hand of experienced clinicians as I learn how to be an excellent clinician working with all different types of patients. I need to sit back and enjoy the time I have with my classmates and professors that provide me with infinite wisdom, knowledge, and encouragement; as well as a home base.
It is the most comforting experience, when you know you have 39 classmates and 20 professors there every step of the way to back you up and lend you a hand or an ear when you need it most. It is also great to know that I will always have this family here in Indianapolis that I got my start from. Here we go second year!!!!
2nd Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student
Krannert School of Physical Therapy
University of Indianapolis