My first week of Fieldwork II: Outpatient rural setting

My first week of fieldwork has been a whirlwind of feeling like ‘what am I doing?… I know nothing.’ and other assorted internal dialogue that is both unproductive and self-defeating. I have been working on this mindset through challenging those automatic thoughts and rationalizing that there is a lot to learn and this is aContinue reading “My first week of Fieldwork II: Outpatient rural setting”

Fieldwork I: Home Health

I had my first taste of occupational therapy this past semester during my fieldwork I rotation with home health. I actually very much enjoyed it and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you! I enjoyed learning about the work/life balance and flexibility required for this setting and learned that it helps to beContinue reading “Fieldwork I: Home Health”

My at-home Zoom essentials!

Microsoft pro – this tablet/computer allows me to take handwritten notes if I want to. It’s also very portable, which is perfect for classes.Whiteboard for studying – this helps me with topics that I think are important because when I handwrite notes I remember them better!Coffee – I feel like no explanation is needed forContinue reading “My at-home Zoom essentials!”

What is Occupational Therapy?

My definition of occupational therapy: Occupational therapy is a healthcare profession that assists individuals with disabilities lead a more fulfilling, independent life through active participation in purposeful activities. American Occupational Therapy Association (n.d.), hereinafter referred to as AOTA, defined occupational therapy as, “…the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the thingsContinue reading “What is Occupational Therapy?”

How to get into your dream OT program

I applied to 8 different programs, interviewed at 6, and accepted my top pick. I would love to share with you what I learned from this process and how you can use these tips when you start applying to programs as well. Tip 1: Find a great place to shadow I shadowed with an independentContinue reading “How to get into your dream OT program”