Advanced Medical's New Grad Program
The First Step In Your Travel Therapy Adventure
If you’ve just graduated from college and you’re unsure of what your next steps should be, then our industry-leading New Grad program is just the thing to kickstart your travel therapy career! We take talented graduates (like you) and place them into exciting travel therapy positions, all while providing amazing support and clinical mentorship. It’s called the Travel Therapy New Grad Program.
Where do you picture yourself after college? Our New Grad network is nationwide, meaning you can work anywhere: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the snow to the desert — work wherever your sense of adventure takes you.
13-week assignments give you the flexibility to work where you want, when you want. Get a feeling for different practices and places with assignments that work within whatever schedule you choose.
There’s a reason travel therapy is so popular — free private housing, completion bonuses and tax-free living expenses on top of competitive wages makes your career choice a lucrative one.
Broaden your skill set by working in diverse communities and multiple facilities. From large hospitals in busy cities to smaller clinics in sleepy towns, you can choose your challenge and sharpen your skills.
$5,000 Tuition Reimbursement
What’s better than working in the career you love while getting paid to travel to exciting new places? Honestly, not much. But we may have found something: $5,000 in tax-free money to help defray your education costs. Just complete a set number of assignments in two years and the check is in the mail! Your recruiter will give you the details!
Free Continued Education Courses
Learning never ends, especially in the therapy world. That’s why we offer over 1000 continued education courses (with new courses added daily) for the first two years of your New Grad program, available 24/7, free. We should probably put that in bold: Free.
Never Travel Alone
Our Advanced Mentors are highly qualified and experienced travelers who are there to help you with invaluable clinical insight and all-around travel support. Every Advanced Mentor has been right where you are, so you'll never feel alone.
Meet the Advanced Mentors
Lindsey Parker, Physical Therapist
This talented physical therapist was attracted to travel therapy immediately upon hearing about it early in her undergraduate years. Having an ability to help people get better while seeing new locations every 3 months proved irresistible for Lindsey. Raised in Salina, Kansas right in the heart of wheat country, Lindsey decided to attend the University of Kansas in Lawrence. From there, it was off to a warmer climate, as Lindsey attended the highly regarded DPT program at the University of Florida. The ability to be exposed to different facilities and different ways of approaching clinical practice held a strong appeal for her. She feels the diverse exposure and acquired knowledge of travel therapy allows her to constantly bring fresh ideas to her work. Lindsey is licensed in FL, IL, NJ, TX, VA, and SD. She has a passionate love of running with several completed marathons under her belt. Other interests include: hiking, reading, baking, and crossword puzzles. Lindsey’s excitement in mentoring can best be captured in her own words, “It was so helpful to know as a new grad travel PT that I had somebody to go to with questions about what to expect, what to do in certain situations, what to do with patients. It made me feel like I wasn’t out there on my own and I hope to give new grads that same feeling of comfort & confidence!”
Janet Shannon, Speech Language Pathologist
Hailing from Central Illinois, SLP mentor Janet Shannon lives with her husband in Bloomington-Normal. She gained her Master’s Degree from Illinois State in an SLP program offering diverse instruction in both medical and educational settings. With her daughter leaving for college and her son shipping off for Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, this 15-year veteran serving as a public school SLP was ready for a change. Being someone who loves to travel, Advanced Medical offered Janet an opportunity to see some new places and transition her skillset into skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Janet looks forward to sharing her wealth of experiences in multiple settings to our rookie SLP’s. Her career with Advanced Medical has shown her the importance of finding a company that matches up her talent with the right facility. Janet also loves her recruiter who she says acts as her “business manager”, allowing her to concentrate on what she loves…therapy! Janet shares a variety of interests with her husband, including cooking, attending sporting events, and occasionally a little ballroom dancing. Her love of travel consists of mostly warm and sunny locales including a recent cruise and a California getaway with her daughter.
Neil Patel, Physical Therapist
Neil was born in New Jersey and moved to Haines City, FL when he was young. A proud Gator, Neil earned a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and an M.S. in Clinical Physiology from the University of Florida. From there, it was off to Boston to attend the prestigious MGH Institute of Health Professions, where Neil was able to sharpen his abilities in an Inpatient Neurological setting. Neil combined his love of travel with a desire to be closer to his family by focusing his travel therapy efforts in the tri-state area (NY,NJ, and PA). Neil currently lives in Philadelphia and has PT licenses in MA, NJ, NY, and PA. His high evaluations, clinical diversity, and desire to help new grad therapists make him an ideal fit for the Advanced Medical Mentoring Team. When Neil is not practicing, you can find him cheering on his beloved Florida Gators, reading, attending live concerts, and always finding time for his friends and family.
Mallory Apel, Occupational Therapist
Mallory brings steady leadership and unbridled enthusiasm to her mentoring role. Growing up in Sylvania, a town in Northern Ohio that straddles the Michigan border, Mallory would stay in the Midwest for College. She earned both her undergraduate and MOT at Eastern Michigan University, a mid-sized university located in Ypsilanti. The Eastern Michigan Occupational Therapy program has a rich history (started in 1941) and believes in producing graduates with a strong sense of community. The department prioritizes the use of theory and research in clinical practice. Mallory jumped into travel therapy to meet new people and see new places. She was also attracted to the diversity of practice and felt comfortable with Advanced Medical due to the tremendous support offered new grads. An intense road tripper, Mallory loves getting outside to hike, snowboard, or soak up any activity around a lake. Shunning Ohio for the Michigan sports scene, Mallory loves the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers. Her passionate embrace of the SNF and Home Health settings has resulted in excellent evaluations. Mallory is excited to share her travel insight and clinical know-how with new Advanced Medical travelers.
Alyson Price, Physical Therapist
As a Type A personality you would think Alyson is the last person to embrace and thrive as a traveling therapist. This outlook would be wrong, as Alyson loves the ability to only plan for 13 weeks at a time. Alyson grew up in Aransas Pass, TX, a small coastal town known for its beautiful harbor and large hummingbird population. Gaining a biology degree from Howard Payne University, Alyson went on to obtain her DPT from Texas Tech. Emphasizing modern technology and evidence-based practice, the Texas Tech DPT program boasts 4 clinical research laboratories. An outdoor fanatic, Alyson is obsessed with finding new cities on Pinterest to someday visit/live and check off the “top” things to do or see. Alyson came to travel therapy more informed than most, as her cousin was a traveling RN who spun great stories from her time on the road as Alyson was starting PT school. Preferring the acute setting, Alyson loves the ability to be the first line of contact for those whose lives have been turned upside down. She is licensed in Georgia and Texas but her travels do not end there. Alyson has a cousin who lives overseas that she makes time to visit after every couple assignments, leading to adventures in Japan and England. She loves traveling with Advanced Medical because of their superior dependability and loyalty. As she says: “Teamwork makes the Dream work!”
Laura Morehouse, Occupational & Physical Therapist
Laura Morehouse comes to us by way of Rochester Hills, MI just outside of Detroit. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Michigan State University. Laura attended the University of St. Augustine in Florida and earned a dual degree in both Occupational and Physical Therapy. After graduation, she worked at a hospital and outpatient clinic in Starke, Fl. Since that time she has been traveling with Advanced Medical all throughout Pennsylvania. She is currently working in Home Health, but has also extensive experience in Skilled Nursing Facilities with Advanced Medical. Laura feels becoming a therapist was an easy decision for her. She has a twin sister who also chose a path as a therapist and they had always tended to do things “together”. After a semester internship at Michigan State, Laura realized she really enjoyed both fields of study and found the dual degree program at St. Augustine. Laura loves being a therapist and calls her sister for advice often (and vice versa).
Learn More About Our New Grad Program
- An amazing start to your lifelong career in exciting travel destinations.
- Mentorship from travel therapists that have been in your shoes.
- Free Continued Education courses to keep you on top of your game.
- Oh yeah, and $5,000 to defray your education costs.
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