Grad School

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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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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