Hey readers! On Monday, September 23rd I participated in OT Hill Day in Washington, DC. It was such an amazing experience, and I left feeling empowered and inspired. It was so cool to walk into the senate and house offices on Capitol Hill, meet with my representatives’ staff members, and advocate for the profession of … Continue reading OT Hill Day 2019
Hey readers! Last summer, I took a class where we learned about current policies and how they impact healthcare and OT. I learned a lot in that class, and I thought it would be beneficial for all of you if I shared some of what I learned. We talk a lot about advocacy in OT … Continue reading How Policy Impacts Healthcare
Hey readers! For those of you who are thinking about applying to OT school, observation hours are probably at the top of your list of things to do. It can be daunting to reach out to an occupational therapy practice or a major hospital as an undergraduate student looking for observation hours. However, many places … Continue reading Tips for Occupational Therapy Observation Hours
Hey readers! Today I want to share with you what I keep in my backpack for OT school. I like to be prepared, so I carry lots of *seemingly unnecessary* things with me at all times. But I swear, it all comes in handy! I am always the girl who has spare pens and Bandaids. … Continue reading What’s in my Backpack for OT School?
Hey readers! Lots of my followers are about to embark on their OT school journeys, so I thought that this would be a fitting post as we head into the fall. First of all, congratulations! You have chosen an amazing profession and you should be so proud of getting into OT school. Whether you are … Continue reading Preparing for your First Day of OT School
Hey readers! Today I want to talk about burnout. A lot of people throw around the term "burnout", so I first want to clarify what it truly means. Burnout is a feeling of mental, emotional, and physical fatigue, often caused by continued stress over a long period of time. Healthcare providers are especially prone to … Continue reading Experiencing Burnout as an OT Student
Hey readers! I just took my last final and I am officially done with the summer semester. (Yay!) This semester has been a whirlwind. The summer semester is condensed into 12 weeks, with 2 of those weeks dedicated to splinting lab and fieldwork. The two classes that I took this semester were OT in Physical … Continue reading OT in Physical Dysfunction