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How to Choose the Right OT Program for You

choosing an ot program

Congratulations, my friend: you have finished applying to occupational therapy school! You shadowed for many hours, studied for the GRE, and conquered the OTCAS beast. You are now on to the next step of the process and are faced with the decision of what OT program to choose. Now, before …

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Finding Your Niche As A New Grad OT

finding your occupational therapy specialization

For many reading this, the hard times of occupational therapy school are finally over. No more exams or practicals sounds great, but – here comes the dreaded question — what now? Which occupational therapy specialty should you choose? With so many practice areas in existence and AOTA adding still more, …

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5 Strategies for Self-Care During Mental Health Fieldwork

Self-care strategies for OTs

You’ve aced every group project (or at least passed), explored and absorbed countless clinical diagnoses and principles, and then shockingly passed your cadaver lab without fainting (that’s a lie, I actually joined the ranks of the fainthearted). What’s next on the journey? The best part of our educational experience: level …

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5 Crucial Tips for Starting OT School

5 Tips for OT School

Congratulations, my friend, you’ve been accepted to an occupational therapy graduate program! You’ve conquered the first step in a long and rewarding journey of pursuing your dream job. All of the blood, sweat and tears that went into studying for the GREs, typing up personal statements and paying application fees …

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OT Fieldwork: The Places You’ll Go

OT Fieldwork

Dear occupational therapy student Congratulations! Today is your day. You’ve got your fieldwork packet! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head, books in your hands, and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself professionally any direction you choose. You’re not on your own. You have professors, …

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An 8 Week (Stress Free) NBCOT Study Schedule

Every new grad OT needs an NBCOT study schedule. The NBCOT exam is a stressful and overwhelming challenge for everyone. Common pitfalls when studying for high-stakes exams can range from not leaving enough time to study, to having decreased self-confidence, to wasting time by focusing on reviewing material that is …

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10 Tips for Undergraduates Choosing Occupational Therapy

Choosing occupational therapy can be intimidating. Many of those choosing occupational therapy have decided to do so after several career changes or switching majors along the way. You may not have even heard of occupational therapy before going to college. With that said, programs are becoming increasingly competitive and it may seem …

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6 Ways to Crush Your Mental Health Fieldwork

A mental health fieldwork may sound completely foreign. Images of psych wards, straight jackets, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest may come to mind. First of all, a mental health fieldwork can take place in a wide variety of locations including homeless shelters, outpatient and day treatment locations, or …

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