If you've been on the search for a gift for your favorite OT student and can't quite think of something, then check out this list I compiled of great, OT-specific gifts! *I am not sponsored by any of these brands/companies or receiving any benefits from recommending these products!* $20 and under Badge Reel Custom Wine … Continue reading OT Student Gift Guide 2020
Welp, I am officially done with OT school. Graduated and everything! In the past few months I've been reflecting on my two years of learning. OT school was hard - like really hard. But I not only learned a ton about OT, I learned a lot about myself. So here are the 11 lessons I … Continue reading 11 Lessons from OT School
Fieldwork, an integral aspect of OT school, and one of the most intimidating aspects! During OT school, fieldwork is split between level 1 and level 2 experiences. While everyone pretty much knows what level 2 fieldwork is, because it is more talked about, level 1 fieldwork is also a very important part of the OT … Continue reading What is Level 1 Fieldwork?
SOTA, or Student Occupational Therapy Association, is a staple of OT school. If your school is like mine, SOTA is the only 'club' or organization on campus to get involved in, and it's a great way to connect with fellow students, professors and community groups and organizations. SOTA actually plays a role in AOTA's governance … Continue reading My Experience on SOTA Board
Photo by Content Pixie from Pexels 1. A Coffee Mug or Travel Mug This is a pretty common one, and you'll definitely need to know whether your CI drinks coffee or tea before you buy a mug. Try getting them an OT related mug or something more personalized! 2. OTReference Pocket Guide I used this baby every day … Continue reading 11 Gift Ideas for Your Fieldwork Educator
12 weeks in acute care - DONE! It feels amazing to actually finish a whole fieldwork (no thanks to COVID). Acute care is definitely an intimidating practice area - I consider myself lucky because I shadowed in acute care for 6 months (I was still pretty intimidated lol). Acute care is full of medically complex … Continue reading Level IIB Fieldwork: Acute Care
Acute care has been such a special and unique experience, here are the 5 lessons I've learned these past 10 weeks!
1. Set aside the first day of the week for planning. Photo by Peter Olexa from Pexels I always used Mondays to pull up all of my syllabi, look through due dates and the week's readings, and created a game plan for completing everything during the week. If there was anything that was easy to get done right … Continue reading 5 Tips for Productivity
Do you know whaat lymphedema is? Did you know that as an occupational therapist, you can specialize in lymphedema therapy? Today, Emilia Dewi, answers all the questions about why she chose to become certified in lymphedema therapy, what a typical day looks like for her, and how to become certified in lymphedema therapy! First of … Continue reading Lymphedema Therapy with Emilia Dewi, OTR/L, CLT
If you're about to start your own adventure through OT school, you're probably wondering what you can do to prepare, what supplies you need, and how you're possibly going to make it through in one piece. I've compiled a list of things that I bought and used during OT school that made all the difference … Continue reading 10 Things You Need in OT School