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Written by Beth Kramer, Published on June 26, 2018

Congratulations on choosing occupational therapy as a career. By now, you may have begun exploring graduate programs, and discovered that completing prerequisite courses with a 3.0 or higher grade point average is an important part of your application. The news that before applying to a two to three-year graduate program, you will need to take up to a dozen classes or maybe more is daunting.

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Topics:applicationGrad Schoolpre-OT

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on June 21, 2018

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.

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Topics:Grad SchoolNBCOTtips for new gradsyoga

Written by Jasmin Torres, Published on June 19, 2018

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 weather becomes nicer, it can become increasingly harder to stay focused in summer and not run outside the moment the sun comes out.

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Topics:Grad Schoolsocial mediasummer breaktips for occupational therapy students

Written by Beth Kramer, Published on May 22, 2018

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 written a guide based on my own experiences as a future occupational therapist hard at work on accumulating her own observation hours.

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Written by Jessica Broughton, Published on April 10, 2018

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 you go ahead and send in that deposit for the first school that accepts you, take a moment to consider your options. Choosing an OT program is a major personal, professional, and financial life decision.

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Topics:applying to grad schoolchoosing a programGrad Schoollevel IIot schoolResearchundergrad OT

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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Topics:continuing educationeducationGrad Schoolmental healthoccupational therapy specialtyot schooltravel therapy

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