Being an ACM Allied Health student isn't easy but our instructors are here to help.
In your experience, what are the “superpowers” that make a great instructor stand
out? A great instructor provides you with encouraging words that highlight your strong
areas, but also doesn’t shy away from letting you know about areas you’re weak in.
I believe that many instructors tend to lean more toward one side than the other,
but at ACM the instructors seem to have found a good balance between those two aspects.
What's been your superpower that's made you a great Allied Health student? I think that at the heart of every good healthcare worker and student is a servant’s
heart. There will be days that you don’t feel like coming to class or work. But the
people that can maintain their drive to succeed, learn, and grow for the benefit of
those that need assistance, those people are true heroes.
What's your favorite piece of technology at school or work? Definitely the Anatomage Table. Anatomy is something that I struggled with toward
the beginning of the semester. Being able to see a very life-like layout of muscles
and bones and other features was very helpful in understanding the human body.
What 3 things do you like (or love, we'll always take love) about the courses in your
major? I love that there is a wide variety of classes in the OTA program. The classes range
from mental health to physical deficits, to even a business class. The wonderful thing
about Occupational Therapy is that it is such a versatile field, allowing its workers
to be employed at many different locations and having many different roles. The large
variety of courses in this major is a good representation of what this field is and
What experience (or class) at ACM surprised you the most? I was shocked to find out that our field can have a part in working with those with
mental health difficulties. I was also shocked when I found myself thoroughly enjoying
the mental health class, and am excited to use what I’ve learned about mental health
to help my future patients.