Sponsored by REHAB Hospital of the Pacific
While certain specialized schooling and training may not be available in Hawaii today, the state continues to lose a lot of talent as local students who want a career in therapy move to the mainland to get the appropriate training. REHAB Hospital of the Pacific recognizes this and has made it a priority to provide a learning environment for those looking to explore a clinical career.
Working with Kinesiology professor, Dr. Paulette Yamada, and with the support of REHAB management, the Women’s Health & Cancer Rehabilitation program put together a comprehensive partnership with the University of Hawaii at Manoa that allows students to work with cancer patients to develop a customized exercise program to help the patient with their healthcare goals. Students are also given the opportunity to work with some of the new innovative rehabilitation technologies and equipment we have here at REHAB to help patients in their recovery journey.
REHAB is using the program as a means to build up its recruitment pipeline so that students interested in working in Hawaii are aware of opportunities for them to move back home.
1) Students get to work under the guidance of an expert therapist. You get to talk through your questions with someone who has been doing this full-time, and you get your very own mentor to help give you career and school advice.
2) Students are able to put into practice what they read or learn in school. This is a valuable and unique opportunity that is rarely offered anywhere else in Hawaii.
3) Students get exposure to working in a real-world environment. It also opens doors for other opportunities, such as becoming a REHAB tech and gaining hands-on experience before going to graduate school.
About REHAB Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB)
For 65 years, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific has been dedicated to rebuilding lives. As the only comprehensive medical rehabilitation hospital in Hawaii, REHAB has been providing exemplary care to those with physical and cognitive disabilities, such as stroke and spinal cord injuries, empowering patients to reach optimal health and independence.
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