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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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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 Student’s Guide to AOTA Conference

Student's guide to AOTA conference

Why I’m excited to go to AOTA as an OT student The AOTA Annual Conference & Expo isn’t only for super successful OTRs/COTAs who have their school days behind them. In reality, there are countless reasons to attend the AOTA conference as a student. The trick is figuring out what …

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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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