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Written by Shannen Marie Coley OTR/L, Published on November 8, 2018

Part 2: HOW OTs can continue their education and lifelong learning

Here at NewGradOccupationalTherapy, our mission is to empower new grads to maintain that initial excitement (and source of good nervous energy) that comes from being newly graduated in the field of occupational therapy. It takes a ton of commitment to become a newbie OT or OTA and keep your passion stoked throughout the beginning and continuation of your career. To that end, we try to supply you with articles on topics both clinical and career-focused, to give you opportunities to learn new things and spark discussion with your OT colleagues across the web!

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Written by Shannen Marie Coley OTR/L, Published on November 6, 2018

The Why; or, the benefits of lifelong learning for OTs

So you want to continue learning and growing in your knowledge scholastically, clinically, and personally? Two words: LIFELONG LEARNING.

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Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on July 25, 2018

Continuing education for new grad occupational therapists is not only beneficial to grow as clinicians, but it's also important to maintain our licensure (and job).

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Written by Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP, CLT, Published on March 29, 2018

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, it can be a daunting task to figure out which area calls to you most. Maybe you’ve always known you wanted to work as a pediatric therapist but, after that, the details get a little fuzzy. Or maybe you’ve had a level II fieldwork at a hand therapy clinic where the patient population really appealed to you, but you don’t know if you can pass the complex certification test.

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Written by Kyla Salisbury, Published on October 27, 2017

Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned professional, you understand and value the importance of continuing education in this profession.

Medbridge Education and the Medbridge certificate programs are both great places to find affordable online continuing education credits.

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Written by Meredith Grinnell MS OTR/L CBIS, Published on February 21, 2017

You have heard it on repeat in school, and have taken several classes on how to build a research question and how to research your questions. But how do you bring the evidence to OT practice?

So now you are about to step into a clinical position, or have been there for a brief amount of time. Where to begin?

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