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Rahee P

- Research Program Mentor

DPT candidate at Emory University


physical therapy, neuroscience, entrepreneurship, biomechanics, prototyping, anatomy, physiology, acute care, orthopedics, kinesiology, movement science, exercise physiology, medical ethics


My name is Rahee Patel and I am currently a second-year student at Emory University, studying for my Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree! I graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's in movement science and a minor in entrepreneurship. I have a plethora of teaching experience, beginning with teaching K-12 level math and English. At the University of Michigan, I was a teaching assistant for a public speaking course, a musculoskeletal anatomy lab, and a project-based entrepreneurship course. Academically, my interests are centered around athletic, pediatric, and neurological physical therapy. My overall goal is to own a physical therapy institution that incorporates innovative solutions to a specific population of patients, where individuals are able to reach their therapeutic goals through salient tasks. Outside of school, I enjoy playing soccer, finding delicious restaurants, hiking, and playing video games!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.


An interactive playground where children with limited physical abilities (requires assistive devices, has prosthetic limbs, etc) are able to play. The playground may include, but is not limited to, various tactile, auditory, and visual stimuli to interact with based on a child's age and level of ability.

Eastern Medicine in a Western World

We can survey traditional Eastern medicinal remedies like cupping, acupuncture, and herbal remedies to understand their place in Western society. We will explore topics like are traditional remedies clinically relevant, the power of the placebo, and the history of Western medicine.

Trash to Treasure

Together we will capitalize on an opportunity of waste in your community. We can identify a source of waste or something that most people discard and find a way to upcycle or resell it bringing income for you and saving trash from the landfill.

Languages I know

conversational Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati

Teaching experience

Starting at the age of 13, I assisted in my family's accelerated math and English tutoring business. My roles progressed from assisting the educators in classes and teaching private lessons for elementary school students to running my own classes and private lessons for high schoolers. In my undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, I was a teaching assistant for three courses: The first was a public speaking course for freshman interested in sports management in which I developed interactive exercises to augment course material. The following year, I assistant taught a musculoskeletal lab providing direct instruction and review guides. In my senior year, I co-taught an entrepreneurship course where I assisted students on a self-guided project to promote a reduction in single-use plastics via social media.


Work experience

MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2021 - 2021)
Acute Care Student Physical Therapist
Probility Physical Therapy (2022 - Current)
Outpatient Pelvic Health Student Physical Therapist
Benchmark Physical Therapy (2021 - 2021)
Outpatient Neurologic Student Physical Therapist
Concentra Urgent Care (2022 - 2022)
Outpatient Orthopedic Student Physical Therapist


University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
BS Bachelor of Science (2020)
Movement Science
Emory University
DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate
Rehabilitation Sciences

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