Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy

Meet Our Alumni

Gina Serago DPT, Class of 2010

Gina is a Staff PT at Rehab Affiliates, and has Mainline Health Outpatient Clinic per diem PT work in acute care for Good Shepherd Penn Partners.

I chose Thomas Jefferson University because it is a very well-known and reputable academic institution and teaching hospital. I thought if I came here, I would have more opportunities. Thomas Jefferson University exceeded my expectations.

As a new graduate, I felt prepared for my positions from the beginning. The University's strong curriculum and clinicals allowed me to quickly expand my clinical knowledge. That made me comfortable working in both orthopedic and acute care settings.

Laura Chowansky, DPT, Class of 2007

Laura is a Staff PT at JKF Shore Rehab.

I chose Thomas Jefferson University because someone I admired as a clinician and person was an alumna. She told me about her experiences at the school and I explored from there. It also seemed like a good match because I knew I wanted to attend graduate school in a city location. In addition to the urban location, I liked being exposed to diversity outside of my education. I also liked the small class size and accessibility of the faculty.

Having the opportunity to complete four affiliations in different environments and use local, well-known teaching hospitals for observation really helped to prepare me for my career. We had the opportunity to complete small assignments in hospitals or clinics with a group of students and a practicing clinician. That gave us first-hand experience working with patients.