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University of Maryland Baltimore
Dr. Matt Delapaz PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Class of 2021
When I began applying to PT school, I had so many questions regarding the application process. Mike was a huge resource for me and I attribute his help as part of the reason why I got into UMB. We first started talking through email, since we were both Towson graduates (Go Tigers!) but he offered to meet me in person to discuss things further. He could tell I was really motivated to get into PT school and provided guidance and reassurance which made me even more determined to get in. Mike Genuinely wants to see people succeed and I can't recommend him enough!
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Matt Miklosovich, SPT
3rd year Student Physical Therapist, Class of 2022
I have known Mike in some capacity for about four years, connecting through the Towson University Honors College. During my tenure as President of Towson's Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Mike graciously offered to come speak to the club on two separate occasions, once as an SPT and once as a newly graduated DPT. He was able to offer invaluable advice and insight to myself and approximately thirty club members. Mike was also able to provide insight and advice to myself during my application process, making himself available to answer any questions or concerns I may have had. Mike continues to keep in touch during my time at UMES, providing various opportunities for involvement in the Maryland Chapter of the APTA. Mike will be a great resource to the Live & Grow Mentorship program and can help Pre- PTs gain acceptance into programs and help diversify our profession.
Dr. Amaka Ezeani
Howard University DPT Class of 2019
I met Dr. Mike Ukoha in 2016 during my senior year of undergraduate studies at Goucher College. He gave me an abundance of advice on the PT school application process, interview process, as well as ways to maximize my ability to be accept be accepted to the program of my choice. His advice truly helped me navigate this difficult process and now 5 years later I am a licensed physical therapist!
Sonia Benn | Student
SUNY Oswego Graduate May 2019 | Brooklyn, NY
I reached out to you online to see if you would help me with my application and automatically saw how you were genuine. You’ve gone above and beyond to find me paid/volunteer shadow hours for my PT school application by connecting me to everyone you knew in my city/state, which allowed me to have an opportunity to network that led to me to eventually finding shadow hours. Not to mention you did all in one 1-2 days which I thought was amazing. People like you still give a good name to not only the profession but humanity. You’re selflessness does not go unnoticed.
Dr. Nandita Hinds PT, DPT
Loma Linda University DPT | Class of 2019
It has been a pleasure to have Mike Ukoha as a mentor and as my current mentor in the 6-month mentorship program of my first current PT job at Fox Rehabilitation. The most challenging obstacle that I faced during my PT journey was being able to PASS my boards in order to be licensed in MD. Through the many trials and tribulations that I faced taking my boards multiple times, I felt overwhelming pressure that affected my mental, emotional and physical state of mind. It was not easy looking at my results to see the word, “FAILED,” after spending countless months studying. However, I am truly blessed to have had Mike supporting and encouraging me every step of the way throughout this journey even through my failures. Mike took the time out of his day to send me weekly quizzes that encompassed the major sections in the board exam. He spent time providing me with explanations and justifiable reasons for the correct answers on the quizzes in addition to the PEAT exams, which he generously paid for on my behalf when I was preparing for the boards. We spent many times discussing the answers to specific questions for my testing materials and even with my current job now, Mike has continued to help me grow as a clinician guiding me through the EMR database and creating a plan of care specific to each patient that best benefits their need of care. It is truly a blessing to have this much support from Mike as he’s been such a great mentor to me and other students. And to shine and even further light upon Mike, I ended up passing my board exam after utilizing all the resources that Mike provided in preparation for this examination. So I thank you Mike! :) And I ask that you continue to make a difference in the lives of others!