Holistic Rehabilitation: mind, body, and spirit

Concussion: The Invisible Injury

Concussion: The Invisible Injury

I had the most random, yet super awesome experience in my previous job. I worked as a research assistant for a Sports Medicine Clinic in a Children’s Hospital. My primary focus was to work with the concussion patients we saw, evaluating them start to finish. […]

You’ve been invited to interview *inserts screams*

You’ve been invited to interview *inserts screams*

It’s interviewing season, y’all!!  If you’re reading this, CONGRATS!!! You’re one step closer to getting into OT school-like literally if OT school was a huge plate of food, you’d be the fly. In all seriousness, you should be proud because somewhere in this country, within […]

Sleep: Occupations we can’t live without

Sleep: Occupations we can’t live without

So, I realize that I’ve been MIA for a hot minute…somewhere towards the middle of the semester was where I started spending more time in the books and less time blog-posting. I felt like this post would be a perfect topic to write about considering […]

OTCAS Series Part 4: Become a Shadowing Pro

OTCAS Series Part 4: Become a Shadowing Pro

 Observation hours:  Here, you want to list the times you spent shadowing at OT-RELATED SITES ONLY. You don’t have to be shadowing directly under an OT but if OT’s are present or the site is one that pertains to OT, list it! If you were […]

OTCAS Series Part 3: Five Secrets for a Stand Out Letter of Recommendation

OTCAS Series Part 3: Five Secrets for a Stand Out Letter of Recommendation

The third section of OTCAS is “Supporting Information.” It has 7 sub-categories and contains the bulk of your application materials. I wanted to break down this section a little more because it is so much information and I want to make sure I cover anything in […]

OTCAS Series Part 2 : Academic History

OTCAS Series Part 2 : Academic History

High school attended: Name of high school City of high school State of high school Did you graduate? (yes/no) If yes, date of graduation Colleges attended: LIST ALL Name of college Program currently studying/studied Degree awarded Transcript Entry: So, this is where I had a […]

OTCAS Series: Part 1 How Do I Begin the Application Process?

OTCAS Series: Part 1 How Do I Begin the Application Process?

What is OTCAS?? OTCAS stands for the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service and it is the official OT and OTA (OTACAS) application portal in which you fill out one main application and once you are finished, the portal will send your completed application to the […]

One month as an OT student

One month as an OT student

Long time no blog! OT school has really taken a toll on my ability to balance my “leisure” and “education” occupations. I’m having somewhat of an “occupational imbalance,” which is a fancy term I learned in one of my classes but really just means I’m […]

First week as an Occupational Therapy student

First week as an Occupational Therapy student

My dreams are coming to life!! Everything I’ve worked for up until the point has finally given me some tangible, real-life results and it’s nothing short of everything I’d hoped for. Has this first week physically and cognitively exhausted me to the point of bed […]

GRE: Everything you need to know

GRE: Everything you need to know

I feel like this picture above is the perfect example of how we feel about the GRE or Graduate Records Examination. The GRE is required for a lot of graduate programs, from accounting and MBA programs to the sciences (PT, SLP, PA, and fortunately OT). Now, […]