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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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3 Tips for Applying to OT School

Applying to OT school is not easy. It can seem like a time of constant self-doubt and worry. Here at NGOT, we want to help you become the best OT you can be, starting right at the application process! Check out these 3 tips to help those of you applying to …

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What Happens After Failing Fieldwork?

So, you think you might be failing Fieldwork… Imagine this You’re 10 weeks into your 12-week Level II Fieldwork placement and you find out that you won’t be passing. I’m sure there are more than a handful of you who have browsed various internet forums and read through horror stories …

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The OT Student’s Guide to Summer Break!

Summer break. The two words we wait for all year. A time for renewal, relaxation, and a step closer to becoming an OT.  Some OT programs allow a 2-3 break before delving back into more coursework or clinical work. Others offer a full, 3-month break! Regardless of how long your …

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