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Discovering Occupational Therapy

Having completed the MAT program at HWS this past spring, Lauren Morosky ’12 MAT ’13 set her sights on becoming an occupational therapist. During her final semester at HWS, she had the opportunity to gain practical experience in the field, shadowing in the occupational therapy department at Geneva General Hospital and at Dr. Steven Egidi’s hand and occupational therapy practice.

“It was an awesome experience,” she says. “I was able to see all different kinds of things that occupational therapists do both in the private practice setting and in a hospital setting.”

Morosky notes that her experience shadowing has contributed greatly to her decision making process.

“I really enjoyed the experience and I feel like this is something I can see myself waking up and doing every day,” she says. “The thing I enjoyed most is that it seems like occupational therapists are really able to work with the patients on what they specifically need; there’s a certain freedom on trying to figure out how to best help the patient.”

Morosky graduated with a B.A. in psychology cum laude and minored in education.
“The education department has been an incredible support system for me,” she explains. “I have learned so much about working with people and children and I look forward to applying those experiences as I move into occupational therapy.”

On campus, Morosky was a member of the swimming team and the campus activities board. Additionally, she was the recipient of the Stephanie Christie Memorial Award in Psychology and was inducted as a member of the Hai Timiai honor society.