Kandice Hardney, MSOT/S 2013
Hometown: Chicago, IL
What can you say about the quality of education you are receiving at the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine?
We are learning from the top leaders in the field. The hands on experience with actual clients that we receive our first semester, really prepares us for what we will face as we become practicing clinicians ourselves.
What is the learning atmosphere like?
All of the students in this program have so much to offer. It is really reassuring learning from the various experiences that each person has. The faculty and staff are incredibly helpful and I have a wonderful relationship with my mentor. I feel lucky that I was matched with someone who works with my learning style.
What do you like best about attending Washington University in St. Louis?
I like the opportunity to interact with leaders in the occupational therapy field. I feel like there are plenty of opportunities to learn directly from professors and bounce ideas off of fellow classmates who happen to be incredibly bright as well.
What do you like best about your classmates?
Everyone is from different backgrounds, with different experiences and everyone brings a little something different to the table. Unlike undergrad, we are all in the same boat rowing for the same end goal which makes it easier to really bond with each other.
What about the school do you most want prospective students to know?
The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis is a fantastic program. I feel incredibly comfortable here and feel like I am getting a quality education.
Anything else you would like to add?
This is a really good program and if you are going to learn something, you might as well learn from the best educators and with the best students.