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Q and A with Physical Therapist Alumnus in Iraq

Written by Katherine Slifer
5/6/2008

The Physical Therapy department recently held an information session with PT students and Chris Remillard '03, a physical therapist with the military. Via video conference from Iraq, the students were able to ask Remillard questions about what it's like to be a physical therapist in a war zone. Some questions they asked involved the rights of PTs in the military, the special privileges received by PTs in the armed forces as compared to civilian PTs, and how the military handles continuing education while serving. The session was scheduled to last an hour, but Chris had to sign off early because of a mission. The details were not disclosed to the viewers, but the students were grateful nonetheless, especially when Remillard revealed that it was 2:40 a.m. his time. Michael Pagliarulo, professor and chair of the physical therapy department, closed the session wishing Remillard, "God speed and a safe return home."



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