5-Points Friday

March for Science and #XchangeSA chat, 5-Points Friday

5-Points Friday is a new series I’m doing to wrap up a week’s worth of lessons learned, healthy snacks, and little bursts of what I’m up to. It’s also a progress report of how I’m becoming a top contender for PT school. Enjoy!

most popular tweet —

So, a little backstory on this tweet.. It’s from a twitter chat I joined & it’s put on by the APTA Student Assembly. (APTA = American Physical Therapy Association.) The chat is called #XchangeSA and the people who usually join these chats are current DPT students. Even though I’m not one of them, I have learned a ton from just listening in.

For this one, they interviewed Sue Falsone and Dr. Mike Ryan (2 pros in the Sports Rehab/PT world). It was really valuable listening to them just talk about their careers and give advice to future PT’s. One of the highlights for me was when Sue was asked about her favorite question to ask a patient. Her response was: “What do you feel like your biggest limitation is?”

You already know that I’m a big proponent of Twitter. After all, it was one of my 2 Most Valuable Lessons I Learned in 2016. It’s an excellent resource & this is just another example. I would totally recommend finding & joining a chat like this – whatever your profession/passion!

update on classes I’m taking —

This semester I took Medical Terminology and retook Anatomy & Physiology 2. I finished my Medical Terminology class on Thursday and got an A in it. I have my A&P2 cumulative final on Sunday, and then I’ll be done with that one! I have to get a 77 on the final to get an A in the class. So, now you know what my weekend will be like: Study, study, study!

recent purchase I’m excited about —

Gary Vaynerchuk is THE MAN, so when I got my Goodreads deal email the other day I flipped when I saw his book Thank You Economy for $1.99! It’ll be the first of his books that I get to read, and I’m loving it so far!


quote I’m reflecting on —

“Accessibility is the measure of authenticity.”
Dr. Ben Fung

community event I attended —

Did you guys hear about the March for Science? Some places actually had a march, and my town had a rally instead. I’m not getting political on you right now, I just wanted to be there for the science stuff. There were some pretty good speakers, but the most remarkable one was a kid! She is 11 years old and she founded this club for kids. It’s a feminist science club. Such a go-getter.

If she can do that, we can absolutely create something big of our own too, right?! I mean, she can’t even drive, or do things without parental permission. It’s pretty awesome to see when someone lives out their dreams without giving power to certain limits.

Have you ever joined a Twitter chat for education or for fun?
What is a recent purchase you’re excited about?

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