Before I go into how I studied and outline my study schedule, I need you all to know that studying is a very personal thing and only you know how you need to study!!! It is definitely helpful to use a pre-made study guide to help you get started, but please consider all your options … Continue reading How I Studied for the NBCOT® Exam
In the acute care setting, or any setting where they are present, lines, leads, tubes and drains can be the most intimidating aspect- especially as a student or new practitioner. During my 12-week rotation in acute care, I got to experience almost every kind of line, lead, tube or drain attached to a patient, and … Continue reading Lines, Leads, Tubes and Drains…Oh My!
We all know what shadowing is (also known as observing), and we all know that we need lots of hours of shadowing to be eligible to apply to OT school. After reflecting on my shadowing experiences while in undergrad, I realize now that I had no idea what I was observing and I didn't quite … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Your Shadowing Experience
Although I am still new to the North Miami area (I'm from South Miami), I was so shocked when I stumbled upon Oleta River State Park! This is a 1,000+ acre oasis in the middle of the city, with beautiful views, a beach, extensive trails and tons of picnic tables and pavilions. I was also … Continue reading Review of Oleta River State Park
Looking for OT blogs and resources? I've compiled a long list of blogs, websites, and Facebook group for you to check out, all categorized by the info they provide!
Are you feeling the beginning symptoms of burnout? Are you wondering how you are going to get through finals week or studying for a big exam? Check out these 6 ways to stay motivated!
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