Allied News December 27, 2021

By the Med Travelers team

10 Allied Travel Blogs of 2021 You Don’t Want to Miss

Healthcare has dominated the news over this past year, including the personal stories of providers who are making a difference—even in the face of adversity. As we look back on the year, Med Travelers is pleased to highlight some of our most-read blogs and allied traveler profiles of 2021, representing many of the allied health disciplines we serve.

Revisit these popular articles for tips and inspiration for your allied health career.

Don’t miss these 10 top allied travel blogs

How to Build a Top Notch SLP Clinical Fellowship Resume

Nearing graduation as a speech-language pathologist (SLP)? Now is the time to create a winning resume in order to secure your clinical fellowship. This essential guide from an experienced SLP covers general tips, specific guidance for each section of your resume, and a template and infographic to review as examples.

Meet Whitney S., RT, Clinical Manager

During Respiratory Therapist Week in October, we were pleased to highlight one of our own leaders who has worked as a respiratory therapist and now serves as a clinical manager for Med Travelers. In this special profile she talks about her respiratory therapy career, including her experience working through the pandemic, and how she is enjoying her new role of supporting healthcare travelers and facility clients to positively impact patients and outcomes.

The PT Compact: An Easy Way to Practice in Multiple States

The Physical Therapy Compact is an agreement between member states to allow physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapy assistants (PTAs) to work across state lines without going through the entire state licensing process. Learn more about the benefits, participating states, eligibility requirements and the process for getting your compact license in order to streamline your physical therapy travel assignments.

School-based Travel Therapists Find Strength in Numbers

When virtual instruction became the “norm” in many school districts during 2020 and early 2021, students, teachers and school-based therapists all had to adapt. In this special profile, we talked to five allied travel therapists who shared their stories of overcoming and finding strength through supporting each other and building enduring friendships while on assignment.

Meet School Psychologist and Teletherapist, Latisha O.

In honor of National School Psychology week in November, we were privileged to share the story of one of our own traveling school psychologists, Latisha O. Learn about her career journey, how she has adapted to virtual therapy sessions, and how she exemplifies the hard work and dedication of her profession.

How to Start Your Career as a Travel Medical Technologist or Med Lab Tech

If you want to use your career skills as a traveling medical technologist or medical lab tech, now is the time, according to Med Travelers’ manager of recruitment, who describes the job market as “booming.” She reviews the requirements for traveling laboratory professionals relating to education, licensing and experience, along with an overview of the job search and placement process.

OT Month Spotlight: Haley Krug, OTR/L

During Occupational Therapy Month in April, we caught up with one of our own OT travelers. Read Haley’s story of where she started, where she’s traveled, what her typical day as a school-based OT looks like, how her work has been impacted by COVID-19, and what advice she would give to other school OT therapists interested in travel assignments.

PT Month Spotlight: Leah Jurek, PT

During Physical Therapy Month in October, we profiled PT traveler Leah Jurek, who shares her passion for family, PT work and outdoor adventure with her husband. The couple and their two children have been traveling for the last couple of years, alternating PT assignments so one parent can homeschool the kids. Discover how they now spend more time doing what they value, which is traveling and connecting as a family, including taking several months off each year.

Rock Your Clinical Fellowship Interview in 4 Steps

Being considered for an SLP clinical fellowship position? Check out our four-step plan to prepare for success, including the most common questions you’ll need to answer, what questions you should ask, and how to ensure your best chance of getting the offer.

Top Housing Tips for Allied Travelers

Allied travel assignments include housing as one of the benefits, whether you choose housing provided by your agency or opt to use the housing stipend and find your own accommodations. For travelers who prefer the latter, this blog offers a number of resources and tips to help you find and secure housing that is safe, comfortable and ready to accommodate your needs.

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