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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 Kyla Salisbury, Published on November 1, 2017

OT outcome measures are crucial to your clinical success.

Measuring outcomes is a very important part of occupational therapy practice. OT outcome measures are used to determine value and effectiveness of treatment in therapy. These measures are often completed at the start of therapy to determine baseline function and then again, at the end of therapy to assess progress and determine treatment efficacy.

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Topics:ClinicalOT outcome meauresot schoolpatientsResearch

Written by Grant Mitchell MOT, OTR/L, Published on March 20, 2017

Here is a list of 6 ways you can get your hands on some OT research resources. While a few resources are indeed membership-based, the emphasis is on FREE resources.

You’ve heard it before. Your professors say, "Once you graduate, you’ll miss how accessible research from databases are to you now”.

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Topics:DatabasisLiteratureNew Grad SuccessPeer-ReviewedResearchresourcestips for new grads

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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Topics:CareersClinicalcontinuing educationevidence-based practiceNew gradResearch

Written by Grant Mitchell MOT, OTR/L, Published on December 7, 2016

This year's conference will be in Philadelphia!

Even as a student, AOTA conference tickets are not cheap. There is also the cost of travel and stay. It can be hard to find the time and money to go to conferences. However, the trip is well worth the price.

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Topics:animals in OTAOTAAOTA conferencecommunicationconferencecontinuing ednetworkingNew Grad SuccessResearch

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on June 28, 2016

Maybe you are searching for a change in your job? Perhaps you are looking to advance your career? Maybe you want to contribute to the knowledge base?

Most occupational therapists chose the career because of the patient care aspect and working one-on-one with clients, but just because an OT decides to conduct research does not mean they need to lose the satisfaction of improving the lives of others.

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