William Gonzaba Class of 2015
William Gonzaba knew he wanted to do something in medicine. He just wasn’t sure what. As a pre-med student, he started exploring different professions.
“Physical therapy’s holistic approach to patients, its plan to use conservative treatments rather than invasive surgeries, appealed to me,” he explained.
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s different disciplines push him to see what other health providers are doing and see health care for a patient as a big picture.
“I believe a multidisciplinary team is when patients get the best outcomes, the best physical therapy. It challenges you the most, because you have to think about how your treatment fits in the greater patient plan.”
Faculty members have high expectations, but you don’t have to be in their class to ask about something you may have seen on a clinical rotation.
“They all had an open door policy; you could drop in at any time,” he said. “You start as a class, and you finish at the end of the program as a class. There is no weeding out. They help us learn, they push us to the absolute limit, and that is what makes us better practitioners in the end."