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Ryan

Feelin crazy, but in a crazy awesome program!!

Sep 9, 2013, by Ryan · email · Leave a comment

Whoa! What a crazy two weeks!! Actually, it has been a nice transition from summer because we had Monday off for the Labor Day holiday. Also, each semester we are required to fulfill a Level I Fieldwork within the immersion that we are learning (mine is Adult Physical Rehab & Disability) that is just one day a week. We don’t start our fieldwork until September 18th, so I had Wednesday off, meaning I had two days off of school last week (I know, I shouldn’t complain). Going into our third week, I already have a test in my Adult Rehab course tomorrow (we’ll see how that goes) … but I am interested in today’s optional lunch meeting provided for us second year students. It is a Q&A panel for our upcoming course this spring, OT 580 Leadership Externship. OT 580 is a class where we get to explore leadership, advocacy, ethical reasoning, professional behavior and public policy opportunities as they impact the practice of occupational therapy, without actually practicing. We have the chance to go to other countries, work with different companies or populations in order to learn new skills to add alongside our OT practice. In the past, students have traveled to Ghana and worked alongside staff at orphanages advocating for OT. I think this is so exciting!  I am looking forward to gaining more information about it today and thinking about what I might want to do ... ideas, anyone?

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