Daniel Copeland (DPT ’22) | Physical Therapy Program | Match Day 2022
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Daniel Copeland (DPT ’22) 
Residency Match 2022

March 17, 2022

Students from the class of 2022 are celebrating the next step in their professional journey. Here they share what has inspired them along the way and what advice they would give to new students.

Daniel Copeland (DPT ’22)Where did you match?

Mercer University, Atlanta Georgia – Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

What specialty have you chosen to pursue and why?

I love working with this population because each person is different. Each person is like a puzzle, and helping them can be very rewarding. I feel especially connected with amputees; and some of my most rewarding experiences have involved helping them to walk again.

How did you feel when you found out you matched?

I was stunned. It took some time to sink in, but, when it did, I was super excited and honored.

What advice would you give to year one physical therapy students just starting their journey?

If you know the field you want to specialize in that’s great but don’t close off to the possibility of enjoying other fields as well. Specializing is a great option but being proficient in all fields is very important. As our professors have said, every ortho patient has a neuro problem and vice versa. That can apply to all fields in our profession.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I could not have asked for a better group of mentors that have been with me and supported me. I am incredibly grateful for all of them.

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