It is final. I finally graduated with my DPT yesterday.
1. Does this change your job? No. I will still be a part-time clinical sports medicine PT. I have no desire to work full time, move into management, or anything like that. I went for the clinical doctorate instead of the PhD because my desire is still to treat patients.
2. So why get your DPT? Because I feel passionately called to serve others through physical therapy and this felt like something I needed to do in order to best live out that calling in my life. Through this program, I learned a lot about the profession and treating patients that I would not have learned in the clinic alone.
So there. It is done. Now I can get back to the things that I enjoy most like spending time with family.