Naeha - Occupational Therapy Student Ambassador
Hey! My name is Naeha and I am a second year occupational therapy student. I am from Peachtree City, Georgia (land of the golf carts!) just south of Atlanta. I went to the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!!) and graduated with a BS in Psychology.
Moving to Charleston was one of the best decisions I made. There is something for everyone in this city. If you are an outdoor person, you can walk the beautiful beaches, go kayaking on Shem Creek, or play MUSC IM Flag Football (yes, I am trying something new!). If you are an indoor person, you can go shopping on King Street, tour the historic sites of Charleston, or enjoy the delicious, local cuisines. This town really has the big-city excitement and small-town comfort.
One of the main reasons I felt drawn to MUSC’s OT program was the hands-on clinical experience that we get. From the very first semester, we are spending time in the field interacting with patients and learning from practicing therapists. I truly feel this is an excellent way to stay connected with the passion we have for helping patients “live life to its fullest”. There are also various community activities that will allow you to gain experience working with all different people and disabilities. Many of these community activities are led by our own professors, so it is a great way to network and show them how much we care about our field!
The professors here truly care about their students, and if you are like me coming from a large school, it is the best thing. The professors create an individualized learning experience tailoring their classes to fit all the different learning styles. They also take personal interest in each student’s professional growth. I feel that if you are looking for a school that really cares and will mold you into a passionate health professional, MUSC is definitely the school for you!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the OT program or even MUSC in general!