We’re super excited to share post from one of our superstar travel mentors, Kayla Layner! We’re sharing it from her blog (with permission) but click on over to read more of her adventures.
After answering many questions at the University of St. Augustine’s career fair, I thought I would share some common questions/answers from the day that may help new grads who are interested in joining the Advanced Medical team on an amazing travel journey! I thought this would be the perfect time to answer some of these important questions as my friends from West Virginia University prepare for their board exams and many students prepare for graduation within the next few months!
As we head into the summer months, we anticipate a surge of new graduates joining Advanced Medical for a diverse travel experience. This makes it critical for us to continue to add high quality mentors that understand what it takes to be a new grad traveler. Our newest Occupational Therapy Mentor passes all of these tests with aplomb. We give a warm welcome to Mallory Apel, who looks to impart her clinical seasoning and travel tips with a generous amount of cheer. She joins our growing roster of exceptional therapists bringing wisdom and support to our talented new grads.
Last week, Nashville hosted thousands of energetic occupational therapists for the 95th AOTA National Conference. Advanced Medical could be found soaking up the action at booth #1130 in the grandly modern (opened 2013) Music City Center Exhibit Hall which was bustling from the word go. The eager smiles and full-throated optimism of the event was on full display with my main takeaway being: The State of Occupational Therapy is Strong! (more…)
Relentlessly sunny and cheerful, Employment Experience Manager, Jessi Showers, is taking internal company chemistry to new heights. Originally starting out as a recruiter, this multi-talented dynamo has put a giant stamp on Advanced Medical in a variety of areas. Jessi is in serious need of a bigger hat rack with all the roles she occupies within the halls of Advanced Medical. From interviewing our incoming recruiters and assisting in employee training, to on-boarding new employees and writing our company newsletters, Jessi excels at creating a positive environment for our team. Advanced Medical has always had a vibrant and unorthodox company culture but as we have grown it has taken someone like Jessi to harness and channel this beautiful energy. A true “brand ambassador”, her knack for bringing the fascinating character and core values of Advanced Medical to the forefront has been a joy to watch. (more…)
Strike up the band and welcome Jen Jennings into our prestigious circle of new grad mentors. An accomplished physical therapist, Jen has an infectious energy for her work and a spirited love of the outdoors that makes her a poster child for the travel experience. She grew up in the California Capitol of Sacramento, home to the renowned research facility the UC Davis Medical Center. Leaving California for the naturalistic beauty of Oregon, Jen gained her undergraduate degree at the warmly inviting Pacific University. From there it was back to the glow of California, this time to earn her DPT at Chapman University. Located amongst the palms of Irvine, Chapman can boast of having the longest running accredited physical therapy program in the country. (more…)
The following post comes courtesy of our amazing OT Travel Mentor: Kayla Layner. You can keep in touch with Kayla through her blog!