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STUDENT LIFE AT SOS
task was his). As you know, SOS is packed with intelligent and hilarious clinicians. When learning with Stephen the energy was light (unless he had PB&J for lunch), but the knowledge transfer and attention to detail never stopped. Throughout my 6 weeks I had the opportunity to sit in on Stephen patient assessments and treatments, conduct my own assessment and treat my own patients with his guidance. He always challenged me to think critically, and kept me on my toes which I appreciate. A unique opportunity that SOS provides is weekly mentoring. This gave me with the opportunity to learn and practice hands on skills or listen to their discussions about more complex cases and provide each other advise on how to best approach it.
During the 2-year Masters program we have the opportunity to go on five 6-week placements. Choosing your placement, in my opinion, is a large task as we look to find the best possible place to put our knowledge to practice and learn as much as we can. I had heard great things about SOS Physiotherapy through the grapevine at Western and read up on the skill of the physiotherapists that worked at both the Belmont and Elmira locations. So, I ranked them #1 and #2, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best in the matching process. Sure enough, I received news that I was heading to SOS for 6 weeks. Student life at SOS was nothing short of... comical. Especially since I had the task of following Stephen Hogan around (or maybe the
I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from Stephen and all of the other talented physiotherapists at SOS. I look forward to using all of the knowledge I’ve gained as I complete the program and pursue my career as a physiotherapist. Kristen Kristen and Sandro "rock off" for who gets to go first with their student presentations at the Huether in Waterloo.
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