Grad School

Dealing with A Difficult OT Fieldwork Educator

dealing with a difficult ot fieldwork educator

Fieldwork placements come with all sorts of “new”: new setting, new commute, new knowledge, new experiences, new co-workers, new clinical instructors. And as if juggling all this newness isn’t challenging enough, some OT students get the added bonus of dealing with a clinical instructor who is not so inviting and …

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before OT Fieldwork

6 things I wish I knew before OT Fieldwork tips

To begin with, level II fieldwork is an overwhelming experience. You are in a new and unfamiliar setting, you typically meet your supervisor the day you begin, and you may have no idea the expectations they have for you. For the first four weeks, you are a nervous wreck every …

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Underrated Majors for OT School

Underrated Majors for OT School

There’s no such thing as “pre-OT”! Applying to OT school and not quite sure if your major relates? Ready to declare in undergrad but not sold on the popular majors many people choose before pursuing OT? Or are you in a “not-really-sure-what-I-want-to-do-with-my-life-and-heard-of-OT-before-and-that-sounds-inspiring-but-just-want-to-keep-my-options-open” kind of place? If you answered yes to …

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OT Pre-Requisites: The Coursework For Your Career

OT Pre-Requisites: The Coursework For Your Career

Congratulations on choosing occupational therapy as a career. By now, you may have begun exploring graduate programs, and discovered that completing prerequisite courses with a 3.0 or higher grade point average is an important part of your application. The news that before applying to a two to three-year graduate program, …

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6 Tips for the Night Before the NBCOT

6 Tips For The Night Before The NBCOT

It’s the night before the NBCOT and you have been cramming developmental milestones and spinal cord levels all week. While you’re certainly busy stuffing your brain with the last bits of information, the night before the NBCOT should be all about taking care of yourself. That doesn’t mean not looking …

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7 Tips To Stay Focused In Summer OT Courses

7 Tips To Stay Focused In Summer OT Courses

Whether you are enrolled in a master’s or a doctorate program, you could find yourself taking at least one class during the upcoming summer semester. Taking even just one course during the summer can be a dramatically different experience than your Fall or your Spring semester. As soon as the …

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A Pre-OT’s Guide to Observation Hours

OT observation hours

So, you’ve decided you want to become an occupational therapist, and have begun applying for programs. But somewhere between typing your transcript into OTCAS and crafting that perfect personal statement, you’ve stumbled upon the phrase “observation hours.” If you’ve come across those words and found yourself stuck there, I have …

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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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