“The program, the courses and the professors do a great job in helping us think more clinically — instead of just learning what was inside of the textbook,” Beausoleil said.
He attributed much of his success to the clinical partnerships that Quinnipiac has established.
“I was able to set up my clinicals to put me in a position of success,” he said.
One such clinical was with Steigbigel.
“The clinical experience brought me a lot of insight and perspective,” he said.
They enjoyed working together so much that Steigbigel hired Beausoleil.
“It’s a real mentorship,” Beausoleil said. “Keith really helps me fine-tune my skills and help me get to the next level.”
However, he said Steigbigel was not the only professor to inspire him.
“Every single one of our or professors have their hands in the clinical side of things to this day,” Beausoleil said. “It’s not just preparing us for the clinical side of things, but also for the board exams that you have to pass in order to work. Many of the teachers have written questions for the exam and so they take that experience and apply it to real life.”
Ryan VanNieuwenhuyze ’15, DPT ’16, also works at Prolete Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine — and was paid the dividends of a Quinnipiac education.
“Quinnipiac prepared me very well,” he said. “We see a large amount of athletes and some complicated orthopedic patients, and my strong orthopedic background from Quinnipiac gave me all of the tools that I need to be successful in this environment.”