Matthew Hall Class of 2014
Matthew Hall applied to the UT Health Science Center San Antonio because it had so many more opportunities for students than other schools he considered.
Hall was impressed by the School of Health Professions’ access to a cadaver lab, great class sizes and published professors with years of clinical experience. Once in the occupational therapy program, Hall knew professors cared about their students’ success.
“They focus on clinical practice and reasoning, the tools needed to be successful in the workplace,” Hall, who now works as a traveling therapist on the East Coast. “I felt more than ready to begin my career as an occupational therapist after graduation. I have the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Occupational Therapy Department to thank for providing me with the clinical-based knowledge needed to succeed early on.”
Hall plans to specialize in hand therapy, one of the many different specialties an occupational therapist can develop as a practitioner.
“OT’s have the opportunity to work with pediatrics, geriatrics, drivers’ rehab and even on-the-job ergonomics with large corporate companies,” Hall said. “This profession has a lot of opportunity for growth and the wealth of knowledge to learn is immense.”