Catch up with the first year MPT class

With our second semester as physical therapy students drawing to close, the MPT1s can be found spending most waking hours studying. Although, throughout the last four months, we have found time for a few study breaks…

MPT1 student Tina Lin donating blood.

We started off the semester with a MPT team donation with Canadian Blood Services. Nineteen MPT1s participated in the “Pint for a Pint” fundraiser with Rain or Shine Ice Cream Shop – a donation in exchange for a pint of ice cream.

MPT1 “Friedman High Average Janes”
Top Row L – R – Laura Kean, Claire Lindsey, Andrea Lowing, Maddie Spanghel, Kira Crover, Lillian Chung, Lindsay Bell
Bottom Row L – R – Lisa Nakagawa, Suzy Kim, Taylor Gibney, Shanna Graham, Hilary Beck, Andrea Lee, Tanya Plaoude
Middle – Robyn Boudreau

The MPT1 all-female dodgeball team “Freidman High Average Janes” returned for their second semester of domination this winter. The MPT1 cohort also sent one team to UBC’s annual Storm the Wall Event. Using grit, teamwork and excellent climbing ability, they received the bronze medal in their category!

MPT1 Students Brendan Ryley, Gillian Hinton, Tanya Plaoude, Samantha Smith, Tom Michie

Despite the growing mountain of new material, students have still found time to exercise both their bodies and minds throughout the semester. Students still bike and run to UBC, meditation relaxation sessions occur over lunch breaks, and snowshoeing getaways have recharged our proverbial batteries.

In the next few weeks, students are anxiously excited to step into their inaugural clinical placements. Students, who are spread from Prince Rupert to Invermere, are looking forward to putting their newly polished clinical skills into practice and proudly represent UBC Physical Therapy.