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March Student Spotlight: Lang Ho, SPT

Posted By Seana M. Benting, Thursday, March 13, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What is your current setting?

I’m currently a second year student at the University of Minnesota. I’m also one of the class co-presidents for the Class of 2015 which has been a tremendously rich experience in service. I’ve gotten to work with patients at the Minneapolis VA for some of our clinically integrated coursework. I’ll be headed out to San Diego and Palo Alto in California later this year for my first two clinical rotations. 


What are some special interests/special accomplishments in your career? 

I received my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked as a design engineer for a couple of years before coming back to school. I hope to one day do some consulting for product design of rehabilitation equipment. Also prior to graduate school, I was a yoga instructor, an assistant instructor for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and a teaching assistant for the undergraduate physiology course. Teaching and mentoring are things that I really value. I hope to carry on teaching in whatever capacities I can going forward, whether it be as a clinical instructor, a teaching assistant, or perhaps even a full course instructor someday. 


How are you involved with MNPTA? 

I got involved with the MNPTA through some of the SSIG events over the past year and a half. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend some of the more recent events such as Legislative Day and the Student Conclave. I will be attending the Federal Advocacy Forum in Washington DC this upcoming April. Going forward I hope to get more involved with government affairs at both the state and federal levels. 


Why are you a member of APTA? 

I’m a member of the APTA for two main reasons: I believe in the importance of a collaborative community of physical therapists, and I feel it is particularly important to lead by example. Together we can do more than we ever could individually; a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Through membership, I feel that I am better able to support the profession, contribute to its growth, and protect the interests of physical therapists and our patients better than I ever could on my own. 


What other hobbies or special interests do you have? 

Aside from school, I have a part-time job at Fairview Southdale Hospital as a Rehab Aide which I absolutely love. Activity-wise, I really enjoy running outside. I ran the Tough Mudder last year and it was one of the most satisfying and fun things that I have ever done. I love to play volleyball whenever the opportunity arises, even though I’m usually not the most skilled player on the court (quite frankly, it’s a little scary when I am). I’m always looking for the next fun thing to try. This past summer I had a brief foray into Parkour. When around home, I enjoy cooking, reading, and board games.


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