Apr 27 2020

Kurzejeski, Wyatt

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Professional Goal Statement:

I will always strive to provide quality, ethical care to my patients. My ultimate goal in practice is not solely to yield the best outcomes, but to achieve these outcomes with the highest levels of patient satisfaction possible. Developing strong interpersonal relationships with my patients, to create an environment of trust and mutual respect, will be key to our shared success. I plan to work in an outpatient orthopedic setting in the Midwest, with a focus on athletic populations. Eventually, I hope to either work directly with a professional or collegiate athletic program, propelled by my obtainment of an SCS, or ascend to the position of clinic manager in an outpatient setting. Regardless of where my professional future takes me, I will always commit to helping people return to doing the activities that they love.


Career Plan:

Past Achievements:

  • B.S. in Kinesiology – Cornell College, 2012-2016
  • Academic All-Midwest Conference – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Cornell Baseball Team Captain – 2016
  • Cabela’s Retail Outfitter – 2016/2017
  • Head Jr. High Baseball Coach, Lisbon, IA – 2017
  • Began UNC DPT Program – August 2017
  • Teacher Scholar for UNC Musculoskeletal Intervention I Course – Jan. – April 2020
  • Tyrell County Service Trip – March 8-12, 2020

Clinical Affiliations:

  • Lenoir Memorial Hospital – Kinston, NC – Acute/Underserved – 2018, 8 weeks
  • UNC Home Health – Chapel Hill, NC – Neurologic/Geriatrics – 2019, 8 weeks
  • UNC Wellness Center at NW Cary – Cary, NC – Outpatient Orthopedics – 2019, 8 weeks
  • Select PT – Iowa City, IA – Outpatient Orthopedics/Sports – 2020, 8 weeks

Future Aspirations:

  • Pass NPTE board exam – July 28, 2020
  • Graduate UNC DPT program – August 1, 2020
  • Accept and begin first PT job in an outpatient setting – Fall of 2020
  • Supplement my job by working as a PRN home health PT
  • Obtain work experience for a couple years, solidify my optimal career path
  • Become a credentialed CI – by 2022
  • Obtain SCS certification – by 2024
  • Accept a position working closely with an athletic organization – by 2025




  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management/efficiency
  • Work ethic/self-motivation
  • Personal responsibility
  • Ability to personally identify with injured athletes
  • Listening skills/communication

Areas for Professional Development:

  • Expansion of clinical/professional knowledge
  • Professional networking
  • Community involvement
  • Additional certifications
  • Interdisciplinary team work



  • Pass NPTE board exam – July, 28, 2020
  • Graduate UNC DPT program – August 1, 2020
  • Begin working – Fall of 2020
  • Continue personal and professional development
  • Maintain healthy work/life balance


Specific Strategies:

  • Utilize targeted study plan to ensure passing NPTE exam
  • Approach my final clinical rotation as a stepping stone to impending gainful employment
  • Continue to expand my professional network, and continue communication with my peers, to expand my spectrum of knowledge and opportunity
  • Pursue and take advantage of continuing education opportunities
  • Reach out to potential employers, and thoroughly prepare for job interviews


Product Samples:

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Critically Appraised Topic:


Hamstring Strains Literature Review:


Clinical Inservice:


Annual PT Exam:


Reflective Statement:

As I look back on my three years in the UNC DPT program, I find it hard to believe how much occurred over the course of that relatively short time period. The process of getting to this point was as rigorous and demanding as I could have ever imagined. That being said, I consider myself so lucky to have had the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of this fantastic program. I took a leap of faith when I chose a program half way across the country, in a state where I had no family, friends, or connections, but now I cannot imagine it any other way. There is no doubt in my mind that I received a top-notch education and am as prepared as anyone, as I finally embark on my professional career.

I am blessed to have met so many incredible people along the way, including our amazing faculty. I want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped me achieve what has been years in the making. I am glad I chose UNC, and I look forward to continuing to make everyone proud as I represent this program in the future. While it is impossible to know what the future holds, I am confident I have acquired the tools and skills to succeed in the field of physical therapy.

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One Response to “Kurzejeski, Wyatt”

  1.   Lisa Johnstonon 11 May 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Wyatt: Great job on your portfolio. So nice to see more about your journey as well as samples of your work. We are all very excited you came to Tar Heel country too. Great work and good luck! Lisa


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