Becoming A Physical Therapist For Doctors And Physicians

1676 Words Nov 20th, 2014 7 Pages
Within our homes, schools, and community, there are many different fields of medicine to accommodate for the accelerating demand for doctors and physicians. With so many fields and concentrations of medicine, different schools have emerge to keep up with the demand. Now, not only are there primary care physicians, but also fields such as pediatrics and physical therapy. Since entering college, I have always had an internal debate and frustration on what I wanted to do and who I wanted to become and if I really did want to pursue a career in healthcare or engineering. Just recently deciding to aspire to become a physical therapist, I became so lost in how I was to pursue my career and the steps needed to achieve it. I have always thought that one only needed to take the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) and a letter of recommendation along with required coursework was all that was needed to become a doctor. Compiling this report allowed me to further research my desired healthcare career pathway and the experiences being a doctor comes with it.
Although not a physical therapist, I consulted Dr. Judy A. Hunter, MD to discuss her work and experiences within the healthcare field. Dr. Hunter, a Pediatrician at Healthcare Partners Medical Group and Providence Little Company of Mary has been medicine for 31 years. Graduated in 1983 with her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Dr. Hunter also graduated from University of Michigan in Ann…
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