Advanced Medical's New Grad Program
Start Your Career With Travel Therapy
Make great money doing what you love and travel to great locations around the U.S. for your first job. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. Learn more about our New Grad program and see how we can jump start your career.
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
Aliza Krug, Occupational Therapist
Aliza Krug is from Ellicott City, Maryland, which is close to Baltimore and boasts a historic downtown popular for its antique shopping. Aliza spent her graduate and undergraduate years in neighboring West Virginia as a mountaineer at WVU. An undergraduate degree in Human Performance and Health led to her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012. Although hesitant to travel as a new grad, Aliza quickly became intoxicated on meeting new people and finding diverse clinical experiences to sharpen her skill set. Aliza has had highly productive assignments in MD, SC, and CA and presently is back in her home state of Maryland working in Baltimore. An avid hiker, biker, and water enthusiast, Aliza also finds time to sneak in the occasional concert. Aliza feels her experiences as a new grad traveler have been filled with rich stories, amazing co-workers, and distinctive therapy lessons. She is eager to share those experiences, as well as provide informed support for our incoming new grad therapists. She also enjoys working with her “awesome” recruiter: Amy Barnes. According to Aliza, “travel therapy gives you the chance to travel with friends or to friends, something a permanent job can’t offer.”
Melissa Jones, MS, CCC-SLP
Melissa Jones received her BA from Baylor University and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Master’s of Science, Communication disorders. She has experience with pediatrics through geriatrics, with more concentrated experience in the treatment of dysphagia, cognition, and autism. She is also involved with a nonprofit hippotherapy clinic, where she works with children on developing their speech and language skills. She is a speech language pathologist from Texas and have been a long time traveler with Advanced Medical. In her travels, she has been to every state on the western half of the United States with her husband and their dog. She loves her job as a SLP, and loves being able to share her experiences and everything she’s learned along the way.
Ly Pham, Physical Therapist
Ly comes to our mentoring team with impeccable credentials. A proud product of Wichita, Kansas, she earned her BA in exercise science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Wichita State University. A mid-sized university located in south central Kansas, WSU boasts a renowned DPT program that capitalizes on its location in the prime Kansas healthcare hub. In her time as a traveler, Ly has showcased impressive diversity working in most settings. She is currently licensed in Kansas, Missouri, and Arizona, with a California license in the works. When Ly Is not practicing, it’s a pretty safe bet that you can find her outdoors. She loves being around the lake, hiking in the mountains, and working on her golf swing at the driving range. A rabid hoops fan, Ly loves watching her beloved shockers while still being able to chant “rock chalk” in support of the prestigious powerhouse Kansas Jayhawks. When traveling Ly is fortunate to have a trusty companion in the form of a six year old Cockapoo named Harlow. Ly looks forward to providing savvy clinical insight and steady support for our new graduates.
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.
Kristi Schellenburg, Occupational Therapist
Licensed in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, (and working on Virginia and Colorado) Kristi is an OT constantly looking to challenge herself by embracing fresh faces and places. As someone who was very much a creature of habit, Kristi has used travel therapy to step outside her comfort zone and learn how to adapt quickly to new clinical situations. She grew up in the Baltimore, MD area where she excelled at Lacrosse and attended nearby Towson University. At Towson, Kristi was a graduate of the first dual BS/MS program, which gave her a comprehensive liberal arts education with a professional competence emphasis. Kristi prefers to work in the acute care rehab arena, where she thrives on unpredictable circumstances and the ability to help someone regain the basic necessities of returning back to normal. She has loved traveling with Advanced Medical due to her comfort level with the recruiting team that always makes her “feel safe and well taken care of”. A self-described “goofy person”, Kristi is easy to engage and bakes some seriously good chocolate chip cookies. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast who finds entertainment through kickball, snowboarding, and rock climbing, while channeling her competitive side with a love of the Denver Broncos and Washington Capitals. With an upcoming trip to Switzerland and Germany, Kristi will break in her first passport on her way to conquer the world.
Jen Jennings, Physical Therapist
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. Founded in 1928, the school has strong ties to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and is situated close to Newport Beach. Jen is an outdoor fanatic who loves hiking, running, and as befits a Californian-anything beach-related, including paddling and surfing. She currently has licenses in California and Hawaii, with a pending in Massachusetts to practice in Boston this summer. Jen was drawn to travel therapy for the diverse clinical experiences and the enormous flexibility to see new places it offered. Her preferred setting is Pediatrics, although she has enjoyed her variety of experiences in other areas settings. Jen was a language major in College and has been able to utilize Spanish in California and German in Hawaii, while also learning some Japanese along her current Hawaiian adventure.
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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