Wayne State PT student one of 15 chosen for national mentorship program

Michael Fowler
Wayne State University Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate Michael Fowler

For the second year in a row, a Wayne State Doctor of Physical Therapy student was selected for the highly competitive Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT) mentorship program. Michael Fowler, who expects to graduate from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences this year, earned a spot in the 2020 program.

Fowler was matched with mentor Scott Euype, director of education, rehabilitation and sports therapy at the Cleveland Clinic, and an adjunct faculty member at Cleveland State University. The pair worked together over six months.

“I am very thankful for Scott’s guidance throughout the program as he assisted me with career decisions, challenged my thinking and answered any questions that I had,” Fowler said. “Additionally, through networking with other students and clinicians, I was able to have valuable discussions on current research, challenging patient cases, interview strategies and further opportunities upon graduation.”

The AOPT was founded as the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association with the goal of advancing orthopaedic physical therapy to optimize movement and health. Its mentorship program aims to help DPT students forge long-term professional relationships and expanded their networks.

“Between one-on-one conversations with Scott and group discussions with fellow students, I was able to grow as a clinician, become more well-rounded in physical therapy and better prepare for post-graduation,” Fowler said. “I am very appreciative for this experience.”

Read about 2019 participant Kristen Robertson

The Wayne State Doctor of Physical Therapy program consitently maintains a 100% employment rate for its graduates. For an inside look at the program before you apply, sign up for an online information meeting.

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