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Generation Y Rehab Contest Winner

Published 24 June 11 11:26 AM
Last month we asked readers of our rehabilitation publications to submit advice to young professionals entering their field. Tips for Gen Y included completing CE courses early, finding a reliable mentor and acknowledging mistakes.

Although we got a lot of great responses, one piece of advice stood out. We'd like to announce that respiratory care professional Alissa Green has been chosen as the winner of our Generation Y Contest! She'll receive a $35 gift certificate to the ADVANCE Healthcare Shop.

Here's Alissa's advice to young rehab professionals:

"Smile. Lots. I'm not kidding.There are things you can't control in your career - difficult patients, heavy assignments, the economy. But your attitude? This you can, and nothing says it more than a big smile."

Thanks so much to Alissa and all our participants for sharing your words of wisdom. I'd like to highlight a few more of our favorite responses below:

"Never get too confident. Keep reading, keep researching and keep yourself updated on new techniques. We work with humans who are constantly changing and evolving, and our field is always changing." - Jessica Marshall, Physical Therapy

"When negotiating, get it in writing! ... oh, and ALWAYS carry a pen." - Christy Long, Speech Therapy

"Progress Not Perfection! None of us is perfect, but we can make progress with an open heart and mind." - Sally Whited, Physical Therapy

"Remember that you are only human and you WILL mess it up at some point. If you are honest with your clients they will understand!" - Ryan Eagles, Speech Therapy

"Try to complete CE courses when your in school still, you'll have a leg up on the competition. Also, practice transfers, they are a beast! Most of all, have fun!!" - Rosalyn, Occupational Therapy

"When stressed out from work, shift your thinking to include an awareness that you are changing lives, one client at a time. You are becoming a true "agent of change." - Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Therapy

To read all the entries, click here.

We'll be doing even more contests like this, so stay tuned to our Facebook page to see how you can win prizes and gift certificates to the ADVANCE Healthcare Shop!

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