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Alumni Spotlight- Transferable skills from DCP to Occupational Therapist

Name: Whitney Pfaff ACR Home: Fulham Undergrad: Kinesiology – University of Minnesota Schooling/Career: I worked at ACR Homes for 5 years throughout my undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Minnesota. I have been an occupational therapist at for the past 2 years. I work with the geriatric population at Minnesota Masonic Home. I recently took on…

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Dental Research during Gap Year

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…

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Alumni Spotlight- From ACR to Yale PA Class President

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Alumni Spotlight- Getting a headstart for nursing school

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Volunteer Hours as Part of an Internship at ACR [VIDEO]

  Remember how the Cat in the Hat could balance a cake on his head while holding a fish bowl on an umbrella in one hand and a stack of books in the other, all while jumping on a ball? And how he made it look easy?   Life sometimes feels like that kind of…

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Great Patient Care Experience and Flexibility

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Mitch Tiedke heard about ACR two years ago when he switched to a pre-PA program in his junior year at the University of Minnesota. He had a friend who worked for ACR and it sounded like a good opportunity to gain patient care experience, so he applied at ACR and got hired. PA schools generally…

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