Date:April 03, 2018

Brooke Doherty, Student Programs Manager – West Region


  • 1 year with Kindred RehabCare
  • Graduated from University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • B.A. in Psychology – Industrial and Organizational Psychology Concentration

Main Role

  • I am the Student Programs Manager of the Western US Region for Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services – RehabCare. As Manager of Student Programs, I support our academic partnerships and rehab facilities in the Western US Region. I am responsible for the relationship management with all our academic partners in the West as well as all student initiatives for my area. Our team is responsible for the facilitation of student clinical internships and the coordination/attendance for all on-campus events; guest lectures and career fairs as well as attending national conferences. Additionally, I work with our operations teams in the field and the recruiting team to understand area staffing needs, building a pipeline of potential new graduate candidates for referral from clinical internship placements or candidates I’ve met at student events, for the opportunities throughout my area.

Favorite things about Student Programs

  • Why do you like your job? Making a difference and helping other by being a resource that contributes to the success and achievement of our clinical internship students while they are on site with us. I have the ability to play a part in promoting today’s therapy student to tomorrow’s rock star clinician.
  • What motivates you to do what you do every day? My internal drive to become an expert in my role motivates me. Knowing each new day is one day closer to where I have the opportunity to learn, make mistakes, succeed, fail, meet someone new, make a difference in someone’s day, let someone make my day, be kinder than expected, challenge myself and others to be better than yesterday, and reflect integrity and virtue into my actions.

Professional Words of Wisdom

  • Find a mentor: In a great mentorship the mentor doesn’t just care about the thing you’re learning, they care about how your life goes. They are with you for the long haul. They are willing to say “No,” and to tell you what you’re doing is wrong. Those kinds of relationships yield outsized results in terms of future success and happiness.
  • Take responsibility for your mistakes: The ability to own your mistakes is virtuous. This allows you to learn from your mistake as well as move forward in the right direction.