We are kicking off a series of episodes on hand and upper extremity therapy fellowships. On this episode, we are joined by the two current hand and upper extremity therapy fellows from Johns Hopkins. They share with us how their fellowship is structured, what their typical week is like, and educational opportunities both in the clinic and out. If you are considering applying for a fellowship, they both give great advice as to what to consider when choosing a fellowship to apply for.
Hannah Enright is from St. Louis, MO that earned her undergraduate degree at Missouri State University. She graduated from OT school in December 2019 from Maryville University in St. Louis. She began her practice specializing in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation at Select Physical Therapy before beginning her hand therapy fellowship at Johns Hopkins University beginning in September 2021. Clinical interests include trauma-informed care, orthotics, wound care, flexor tendon repairs and nerve transfers.
Rachel Park is an occupational therapist from Los Angeles, CA and a current hand therapy fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her BA in sociology, Master’s and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degrees at the University of Southern California in 2017, 2019, and 2020 respectively. She began her journey in specializing in hand therapy at a private, outpatient clinic in Santa Monica, CA called Hands on OT and hopes to achieve her educational goal of earning a certification in hand therapy (CHT). Her clinical interests include pain management, return to meaningful activities, and post-operative rehabilitation.