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Meet first-year student Jacob Rosen, MSOT/S '16

10/22/2014

Meet first-year student Jacob Rosen, MSOT/S '16, from Seattle WA

Why did you choose WUOT?
Washington University was an easy choice for a number of reasons. I was seeking a top tier program in order to attain the best and most current training, leading to success and a strong base upon which to build my career. Additionally, the holistic, spiraling, collaborative and integrative theory based approach to learning and incredible resources made available to students; Wash U OT truly set their attendees up for success.

Why did you choose the degree program you did? (MSOT, OTD, etc.)
As a 27-year-old who had been in school for many years, and an individual interested in being a practicing clinician, I am eager to get into the field and begin practicing as soon as possible. Given these goals, the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) made the most sense for me.

What do you like best about your classmates?

What I love about my classmates is not just the differences we have that define us, but even more so the number characteristics we share. Being caring, empathetic, helpful, confident, down to earth, and the ability to connect with others are just some of many characteristics that contribute to make a fantastic OT and are evident within my classmates and make it easy to connect them all.

What story does your family frequently tell about you?

The time when I woke up from anesthesia following surgery and I started fighting the medical staff. It took a team of doctors and nurses to hold me down (I do not remember a thing).

Tell us about something you are involved in (or were) and how it’s changed you?
I am involved in helping organize, recruit and participate in a camp for kids, teens and adults with neuromuscular disorders (primarily Muscular Dystrophy).

What word describes you best?
Friendly.

Tell us something about yourself that otherwise we wouldn’t know or guess.

I lived in Israel for a year, and speak Hebrew fluently. I rowed in college.

Are you working and/or volunteering in addition to taking classes? If so, where?
I work with an individual with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in his home stretching him.

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