In honor of National Occupational Therapy Month, we’ll be highlighting a new OT every week throughout April. Today’s spotlight is on Amn Sandhu, an OT in Magee’s NeuroRehabilitation Unit.
Amn Sandhu, OTR/L
Tell us a little about your background.
I received by undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of the Sciences, here in Philadelphia. I came to Magee after I graduated, and have been here for little over a year.
Why did you decide to become an OT?
I became an OT because I love working with people and making a difference. I enjoy learning about my patient’s stories and helping them progress toward independence.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Getting to know that I was a part of my patients’ recovery in their journey to independence. Collaborating with patients toward their goals and improving their quality of life is one the most rewarding part of my job. Further, being a part of the Magee team is an awesome feeling. Everyone is personally invested in the mission to facilitate progress.
Tell us about an experience that solidified for you that you made the right career choice.
Even in the short time that I have been an OT, I must say there have been so many great patient experiences that have solidified my career choice. During Christmas, I received a picture message from one of my former patients and her new shoes, with the subject line “I tied the laces all by myself!” It was a wonderful feeling that she wanted me to be a part of her journey and amazing to see how far she had come.
What are some of your passions outside of OT?
I love spending time with my family and friends. In my free time, I enjoy photography, reading a good book and cooking!