Skip to content

Our Blog

Dental Research during Gap Year

November 1, 2019

University of Minnesota alumni Riley Sanocki learned about ACR Homes from his roommate who also works at ACR and recommended it to him.. He applied thinking it would be a good experience for his gap year between undergrad and his future goal to go to dental school. During his job interview with ACR, his interviewer…

Alumni Spotlight- From ACR to Yale PA Class President

October 16, 2019

Name: Joe Miller ACR Home: Pintail Undergrad: University of Minnesota Schooling/Career: Currently I am attending the Physician Assistant program at Yale School of Medicine, and I’ll be finishing my didactic year in August. It has been a privilege to attend this program, and absolutely love it here! This program has given me many great opportunities to prepare me…

Exploring passion for patient care through Health Services Management Internship

October 11, 2019

Morgan Madura knew that she’d need both direct care experience and an internship to complete her Health Services Management degree on the path to a nursing career. When she found ACR Homes, she knew it was the perfect fit for both! What she didn’t realize was that she was about to develop unexpected relationships and…

Greater compassion: MN med student launches career at ACR Homes

September 25, 2019

Even as a kid Madison Duppenthaler knew she wanted to follow in her mom’s footsteps and pursue a career in medicine. But it was her work at ACR Homes as an undergrad that convinced her she had the drive to become a physician. These days, she continues to recruit employees and interns for ACR even…

Art therapy intern energized by residents’ creativity

September 18, 2019

When Natalie Louderback approached ACR Homes about an internship in occupational art therapy, she really didn’t expect the residents to be such talented artists. She found, to her surprise, that many were as creatively inclined as she was. “The greatest myth society has put on these folks is definitely the myth that they are not…

PA Applicants Gain More Extensive Patient Care Experience at ACR Than CNA Work

September 6, 2019

To get into PA school and other professional healthcare programs, applicants need to have meaningful healthcare experience, with 31 PA programs recommending at least 1000 hours of healthcare experience.  What’s the best way to get that experience?  Sarah Abbott, ACR’s Director of Staff Development and Internships, interviewed 14 former ACR employees who have gone through the process…

Getting into PA School—Feedback from ACR Employees Who Made It! 

August 30, 2019

The competition to get into PA school is intense, with only about 25% of applicants making the cut. Your PA school application and interview need to stand out to be successful.  Sarah Abbott, ACR’s Director of Staff Development and Internships, recently interviewed 14 former ACR employees who have been accepted into a PA program, are…

Alumni Spotlight- Getting a headstart for nursing school

August 28, 2019

Name: Alison Greten   ACR Home: Fox Run Bay (RSA/RC when Perrot started)   Undergrad: University of Minnesota for Biology in 2013   Schooling/Career: In 2016, I moved to Denver to complete an accelerated BSN degree. I went to Denver College of Nursing, which was a 21 month program. I graduated in June 2018. I…

Pre-med internships at ACR Homes: Prepping you for a caring career

August 23, 2019

If you’re an undergrad considering a career as a physician, you’ll want to use your internship opportunities to their fullest advantage so you can build an exceptional resume for medical school. Because entry requirements for med school can be so competitive, it’s important to choose relevant learning opportunities that can help bolster your background and…

Discover your career path & opportunities for growth

August 8, 2019

For the vast majority of ACR Homes employees, work comes to represent far more than just a paycheck. A lot of our people join us because they’re interested in careers in healthcare, in which case the chance to interact regularly with our residents and staff can offer an invaluable behind-the-scenes perspective. Would-be medical professionals are able to…

Alumni Spotlight- PT student reflects on benefits of working at ACR Homes

July 26, 2019

Name: Jenna Brown ACR Home: PINTAIL in White Bear Lake Undergrad: University of Minnesota Schooling/Career: Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Northwestern University- going into my 2nd year! How did ACR help reach your goals? Going into college, I knew I had a passion for helping people with disabilities. Working for ACR Homes not only…

Work at ACR inspired one employee to pursue work in O.T.

July 16, 2019

Like many of us do in our youth, Melissa Glynn chose her first career path — public accounting — based on the academic subjects that seemed to match her abilities at the time. “As I was earning my degree, I knew I didn’t love accounting,” she remembers. “But I understood it and I enjoy Excel…