Touro College’s School of Health Sciences Alum Dogus Akay Highlights How His Education Prepared Him for His Physical Therapy Career

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October 26, 2018
Dogus Akay
Dogus Akay

An avid runner and swimmer, Akay’s practice will focus on outpatient orthopedics. “Musculoskeletal injuries,” he explains. “Car accidents, sports injuries and post-op — helping patients get back to what they were.” He plans to stay on top of the latest research in his field because his Touro, evidence-based education taught him that physical therapy is more than a hands-on proposition: “On the first day of semester three, you begin to learn research concepts and on the last day of the last semester — two years of hard work — you and your team showcase your findings to the rest of the school. The point is, we leave the school not just as good clinicians, but as good researchers so we can apply the best research to help our patients.”