Apr 06 2022

Morris, Jevon

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  • Professional Goal Statement
    • Upon graduating from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UNC Chapel Hill, my goal is to work full-time in at an outpatient clinic in the Triangle Area. I plan to become a well-rounded entry-level clinician that focuses on providing the best possible care when treating patients with various musculoskeletal conditions. I also want to further my educational and professional development in areas of special interest, including vestibular rehabilitation and falls prevention. I plan to utilize continuing education and my drive for learning to refine my clinical skills and ensure that I can provide high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate care to all patients. My goal is to educate and empower patients while providing them the tools they need to decrease pain, increase function, and improve their overall quality of life.


  • Career Plan
    • Education
      • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate, 2022
      • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science, 2018
  • Clinical Rotations
    • October – November 2020 (8 weeks): UNC Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, NC
      • Acute Care Hospital Setting
    • March – April 2021 (8 weeks): Compleat Rehab and Sports in Harrisburg, NC
      • Outpatient and Sports Orthopedic Setting
    • May – June 2021 (8 weeks): Atrium Cabarrus Rehab in Concord, NC
      • Outpatient Neurological Setting
    • May – July 2022 (12 weeks): BreakThrough Physical Therapy in Cary, NC
      • Outpatient Orthopedic Setting
    • DPT Course Electives
      • PHYT 875: Advanced Orthopedic Assessment and Intervention (2 credits)
      • PHYT 870: Integrated Clinical Experience (1 credit, 60 hours)
      • PHYT 896: Tyrrell County Service Trip (1 credit)
      • PHYT 874: Topics in Sports Physical Therapy (2 credits)
    • Student Involvement
      • Allied Health Ambassador Member 2019 – 2022
      • Student Physical Therapy Association Treasurer 2019 – 2020
    • Future Plans
      • July 2022 – Sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination
      • July 2022 – Graduate from The University of North Carolina with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree
      • October 2022 – Begin working in the Triangle in an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic
      • June 2023 – Begin working towards an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification
      • 2025 – Begin my role as a clinical instructor and take on a DPT student
      • 2025 – Become more active in advocacy for the Physical Therapy profession
    • Self-Assessment
      • Strengths
        • Communication and Patient Education
        • Time Management
        • Leadership
        • Commitment to Learning
    • Areas for Professional Development
      • Physical therapy advocacy
      • Physical therapy promotion in the community
      • Improve clinical reasoning skills for evaluation and treatment of complex patients
  • Objectives
    • Pass NPTE Board Exam in July 2022
    • Graduate from UNC Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in July 2022
    • Obtain a full-time position as an outpatient physical therapist in September 2022
    • Become a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2024
    • Become a Clinical Instructor and Mentor for DPT students in 2025
  • Specific Strategies
    • Follow study plan and stay organized to pass NPTE Board
    • Actively network and reach out to employers in the community for potential job opportunities
    • Submit applications and interview to obtain a full-time position
    • Take advantage of continuing education opportunities to prepare for obtaining OCS certification
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    • The UNC DPT curriculum has been excellent in implementing topics of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into our learning. As healthcare professionals we must be held to a higher standard and understand the multi-faceted dimensions of the patients that we treat. As a man of color in the healthcare profession, I feel like it is my personal responsibility to advocate for patients amidst systemic issues that are present in the healthcare field. This also extends to making sure that I hold my fellow colleagues accountable on this front and seek out opportunities to provide education and insight to those who need it. This program has challenged us to have difficult conversations with ourselves and with each other. I believe that these conversations should not be avoided for the sake of our own comfort or complacency. I think these challenging conversations can promote better understanding of each other and ultimately improve our ability to provide care to the patients that we treat. I want to take the skills and information that I have received from this program and continue to expand upon them in my professional experiences.
  • Products
  • Reflective Statement
    • When reflecting on my time working through the UNC DPT program, I can confidently say that I have grown tremendously as a student, clinician, and person. Like my fellow classmates, I faced many unprecedented challenges inside and outside of the classroom. These challenges forced me to become adaptable and flexible to adversity. They also allowed me the opportunity to expand and improve upon my own methods of problem solving. I have developed a passion for treating patients not solely as individuals with musculoskeletal impairments, but as people with goals and aspirations to return to what they enjoy doing. I am incredibly thankful for all of the faculty members that provided me with guidance and pushed me to become a better student and clinician. I am extremely excited to begin my career as a physical therapist and look forward to the future that lies ahead of me.

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One Response to “Morris, Jevon”

  1.   Lisa Johnstonon 13 Jun 2022 at 10:24 pm

    It was really nice to see your goals and your many accomplishments. I enjoyed looking at your Capstone. Double check your links on the other materials because I am not sure they are working. Good luck to you as you begin your professional life. Please also keep in touch! Lisa


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