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Brief Report  |   January 2002
Perceptions of Level I and Level II Fieldwork in the Same Site
Author Affiliations
  • Mary Evenson, MPH, OTR, is Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Tufts University–Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Medford, Massachusetts 02155; mevenson@tufts.edu
  • Mary Alicia Barnes, OTR/L, is Fieldwork Coordinator, Tufts University–Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Ellen S. Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts. She formerly was on faculty at Tufts University
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Brief Report   |   January 2002
Perceptions of Level I and Level II Fieldwork in the Same Site
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January/February 2002, Vol. 56, 103-106. doi:10.5014/ajot.56.1.103
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January/February 2002, Vol. 56, 103-106. doi:10.5014/ajot.56.1.103
Abstract

Perceptions of the Same Site Model (SSM) of fieldwork, where students complete a Level I and Level II fieldwork requirement in the same setting, were examined by survey. The benefits, drawbacks, and implications of the SSM are discussed. Fieldwork educators and students identified gaining familiarity with the setting, increased comfort and decreased anxiety, and preparation for Level II fieldwork as benefits of this model. The SSM survey results suggest that this model may be helpful in decreasing stress associated with fieldwork as experienced by students and fieldwork educators.