New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Doctor Of Physical Therapy DPT Program Student/ Alumni Perspectives

 

What Our Students and Alumni Have To Say

 

"My decision to apply to New York Medical College was based on an enormous amount of positive feedback that I received from a physical therapist I worked for who had graduated from NYMC. The faculty is extremely friendly, approachable, and dedicated to the students. I feel confident that I am receiving a quality education as well as the appropriate hands-on clinical experience that will benefit me in the future."

Danielle Deodato
Class of 2006
Hometown: Waldwick, NJ
Undergraduate University: Rutgers University
Area(s) of Interest in Physical Therapy: Pediatrics and Orthopedics

"NYMC has an excellent physical therapy program that enables students to learn effectively through hands-on labs, problem-based learning, a wide variety of clinical affiliations and most importantly the dedication and guidance of the professors. It also provides a warm learning environment that helps facilitate a positive learning experience."

Natalie Francisco
Class of 2006
Hometown: Nanuet, NY
Undergraduate University: Manhattan College
Area(s) of Interest in Physical Therapy: Pediatrics

"The education I have received in the program thus far has peaked my interests in many different areas. The faculty takes the time, both in class and out, to make sure the information at hand has been well understood. The one-on-one attention is always there if needed."

Erin Gallo
Class of 2006
Hometown: Redding, CT
Undergraduate University: Marist College
Area(s) of Interest in Physical Therapy: Pediatrics

"I chose to attend the P.T. program at NYMC because of the expertise of the faculty and all of the opportunities the college has to offer. The faculty members are dedicated in teaching us the skills necessary for becoming well-respected physical therapists. In addition, NYMC offers many clinical affiliations at hospitals, nursing homes, and school settings. They also offer a certificate in early intervention for students interested in pediatrics. NYMC has many things to offer their students, and I am happy to be a part of the P.T. program."

Daniela LoSardo
Class of 2006
Hometown: East Fishkill, New York
Undergraduate University: Marist College
Area(s) of Interest in Physical Therapy: Pediatrics & Geriatrics

"Concordia College recommended the PT program at NYMC because of their strong belief in the program's strength. I am now happy to have made the decision to join this program because it is very clear that the program's focus is on providing the best education and training to their students so that they become competent and caring physical therapists."

Name: Claudia Macedo
Class of 2006
Hometown: Salvador, Brazil
Undergraduate University: Concordia College
Area(s) of Interest in Physical Therapy: unsure

"I came to NYMC for the outstanding facilities that they provide for learning. The anatomy lab is the best I have seen. The opportunities that the faculty and location provide are a true asset to the program. Being affiliated with a medical school and facilities like Westchester Medical Center, WIHD, The Burke Center for Rehabilitation and many others within close proximity gives us great opportunities to see first-hand how physical therapy is utilized."

Brian D Whyte
Class of 2005
Hometown: Riverside, Connecticut
Undergraduate University: University of Delaware
Area(s) of Interest in Physical Therapy: Sports Physical Therapy

"NYMC has a Physical Therapy program that met my needs and the whole environment made me feel at home. The curriculum gave us the opportunity to take control of our education with classes like problem-based learning."

Ms. Amy Barnes, M.S., P.T.
Alumni - Class of 2003
Hometown: Monteville, Ohio
Undergraduate School: Walsh University
Area(s) of interest in Physical Therapy: Out-patient Therapy, Aquatics, Sports Therapy

"New York Medical College has provided me with an exceptional educational experience that served as my foundation as a Physical Therapist. Its emphasis on evidence-based research, critical analysis of literature, and best practice for physical therapists has been very beneficial as these are important issues facing our profession today. NYMC provided many opportunities to experience various physical therapy settings and to learn of other aspects of the health field such as administration and current issues regarding legislation. NYMC prepares students not only to become physical therapists but to become leaders within their field.

Ms. Melissa Aspuru, M.S., P.T.
Alumni - Class of 2002
Hometown: Thiels, New York
Undergraduate University: State University of New York at Albany
Area(s) of interest in Physical Therapy: Pediatrics

"The problem-based learning curriculum at NYMC was one of the program's most appealing features. This style of learning enabled us to experience the greatest amount of autonomy throughout our education, and provided us with critical thinking skills that are crucial for physical therapy practice."

Mr. Robert D'Elia, M.S., P.T.
Alumni - Class of 2002
Hometown: White Plains, New York
Undergraduate School: Iona College
Area(s) of interest in Physical Therapy: Orthopedics & Neurological Rehabilitation

"The strong emphasis on Problem Based Learning (PBL) intertwined with a basic science medical education sparked my immediate interest in the Physical Therapy Program at NYMC. The core and adjunct faculty provided valuable scientific and clinical instruction that prepares the student for a career as a Physical Therapist."

Mr. Toby Kinney, M.S., P.T.
Alumni - Class of 2002
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Undergraduate School: University of Portland
Area(s) of interest in Physical Therapy: Orthopedics & Neurological Rehabilitation

"The college has a network of clinical affiliations from which to choose in order to work as a student therapist. There is a tremendous amount of variety afforded in making these choices, including hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient, home care, and school settings. Autonomy and professionalism are stressed, and students are given a great deal of guidance and feedback as they develop into clinicians. Instructors are readily available for students' concerns and welcome input."

Ms. Lauren McKillop, M.S., P.T.
Alumni - Class of 2002
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Undergraduate School: State University of New York
Area(s) of interest in Physical Therapy: Home Care