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Written by Steve Flathers, Published on May 31, 2017

OT and wound care is often only skimmed in occupational therapy education.

This is unfortunate because OTs offer a unique perspective on wound care. OTs have a keen understanding of how a wound will affect a patient, as we excel at understanding our patients' individual needs, limitations, and adaptabilities.

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Topics:Clinicalpatientswound care

Written by Sue Ram, Published on May 29, 2017

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!

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Topics:ClinicalconferencesGrad Schoolnetworkingsummer breaktips for occupational therapy studentsvacation

Written by Cami Culwell, Published on May 24, 2017

Hospitals, home health, and skilled nursing facilities are all settings with difficult productivity levels for new grad OTs.

Struggling with this is okay. The challenge comes in trying to juggle paperwork, team meetings, chart reviews, and still being able to provide your clients with quality care

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Topics:mentorshipNew Grad Successorganizingplanningproductivity levels

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on May 22, 2017

Master's vs. doctorate

The topic is hotly debated across internet OT communities. It is easily the most asked question by prospective occupational therapy students and it may be one of the most controversial topics in OT bubble right now.

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Topics:degreeseducationGrad SchoolLicensureNew gradtips for occupational therapy students

Written by Shannen Marie Coley OTR/L, Published on May 17, 2017

In the era of social media and smartphones, occupational therapy websites are abundant!

Connecting with other occupational therapists from a wide variety of practice areas, settings, backgrounds, and cultural contexts has never been easier.

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Topics:blogsCareersfacebookgeriatricsNew Grad Successpediatricssocial mediatechnologywebsitesyoutube

Written by Philip Yan, Published on May 16, 2017

Congratulations! You’ve received your letter of admission to OT school.

Now here comes the question. What is the key to success in OT school?

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Topics:Grad Schoolot schoolsuccesstips for occupational therapy students

Written by Shannon Kelly, MS, OTR/L, Published on May 15, 2017

What is your OT elevator pitch?

How many times have you attended an event or engaged in a conversation with someone and after you inform them of your amazing profession, they follow up with something along the lines of ...

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Topics:communicationelevator pitchnetworkingNew Grad SuccessresourcesVideos


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