Alumna Brittany Battle utilizes Campbell DPT values to make a positive impact during COVID-19

Brittany Battle

Student: Brittany Battle (’19 DPT)

Current Position:  Super Float for the General Medicine, Neurology Step down, and Oncology floors at Duke University Hospital

Tell us a little bit about how amazing your current position is and what you do. How are you are making a positive impact?

I love my current job. It forces me to stay abreast with my skills and communication. I love the variety of patients that I see and there are times that I float to the emergency department to evaluate patients. I have recently begun training on the Cardiothoracic surgery floor to provide coverage and support as needed to patients and my colleagues. I love that Duke University Hospital allows and welcomes growth for its employees and promotes a culture of teamwork, inter-professional communication, and cultural sensitivity and understanding. My supervisors are always encouraging me to tell them my interests so that they can provide me with intentional opportunities for career exploration when the moment presents itself. I think the best way I am making a positive impact during this pandemic at Duke University Hospital is providing a listening ear, a welcoming presence, and a space that promotes encouragement and resilience for each and every person I come in to contact with – something I learned in Campbell University’s DPT program!

Why did you choose CPHS and what benefits do you believe you gained/are gaining from attending Campbell? Did you/do you connect with the “Campbell family”?

I chose Campbell University’s DPT program because I had an interest in rural health care and I wanted to learn how to impact communities that align with my own identities. I believe Campbell provided me with the best clinical reasoning skills, knowledge of how to engage in critical conversations, and how to communicate between disciplines. Campbell focuses on creating well-rounded clinicians and the areas of healthcare that are not always taught but definitely need to be known when entering the field.

Please summarize your personal, business, and academic journey, please be sure to include info about dual degrees, student orgs, communities, residencies, fellowships, business ownership, special certifications, serving rural and underserved, practicum, awards won, promotions, national organization leaderships positions papers published, etc. :

Prior to attending Campbell University’s DPT program, I graduated from Wake Forest University and took a year off prior to PT school. After passing the Board Exam, I worked at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC where I learned even more about rural communities and rural healthcare. I then moved to the Triangle and was offered a job at Duke University Hospital, where I am currently working and aspiring to start residency within the next year.

Please summarize any additional accomplishments you would like to highlight or talk more personally about what you are passionate about! Give the reader some insights into who you are:

My passions, as of late, are hosting caregiver trainings as I have found the bridge to home from the hospital can be uncertain, especially during COVID. I enjoy answering family’s questions, demonstrating techniques and skills, and allowing them time to practice so they can be successful at home. I am very passionate about educating my General Medicine patients in hopes that they can limit the number of hospitalizations or readmission, which are likely due to a lack of education about mobility.

What legacy do you hope to leave?

The legacy I hope to leave behind is to inspire, motivate and drive people to achieve their passions and to never stop learning. I hope to leave a mark in my career field to inspire Black women in the same field to lead, be assertive, and achieve their dreams.

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