Alumna Profile: Entela Roba

Meet MWCC Physical Therapist Assistant Alum Entela Roba!

Entela RobaYears of graduation:

2010

Degrees earned:

Physical Therapist Assistant

Employment:

I graduated in May 2010, with an Associate Degree in Science and started working as a PTA on June 2010, at the Sterling Village, a sub acute rehab and long term facility, where I had my first clinical experience. There is a diversity of patients and I have had the chance to work with most of them. I feel comfortable and well prepared with what I learned at the Mount, and I’m proud to say that I graduated from this program.

Why did you decide to attend MWCC for your Physical Therapist Assistant degree?

I was researching for a good PTA program in MA, and the MWCC PTA program was at the top of the list. I called there and I was lucky enough to reach the voice mail of Margaret Jaillet. The next day I received a call from her. We met and after that, I found myself in the classroom with 20 more students. I think it was the best choice of my life.

Describe what you liked about the program and how it prepared you for your current career.

The instructors are passionate and they work hard too. They make sure you know what you need to know before they move on to the next topic. This program has an extensive coverage of topics we need to know, and it prepares students to be able to face challenges in any setting they choose to work, either acute, sub acute or outpatient setting. They give you strong basis for you to build your knowledge. It’s all about the students.

What advice would you give to individuals considering the PTA program at the Mount?

To tell the truth it’s not easy to be in the PTA program. Everyone who starts this program should love what they do, be determined to go through, and prepared for hard work. My advice is: “Don’t give up. It’s worth it.” You will have all the support you need, either from your instructors or from your classmates.

I’m not giving up. I’m continuing my studies toward my Bachelor’s degree, and I hope I will be lucky again to find the support I found at the PTA program at the Mount.