Poster Session  |   August 2016
Student to Therapist: Recommendations to Maximize the Transition Experience
Author Affiliations
  • West Virginia University
  • Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Education of OTs and OTAs / Professional Issues / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   August 2016
Student to Therapist: Recommendations to Maximize the Transition Experience
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011510227p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO5130
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011510227p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO5130
Abstract

Date Presented 4/8/2016

The transition from new grad to practicing occupational therapist (OT) as recalled by a national sample of OTs was examined. Respondents indicated the transition was positive, especially when responsibilities were well defined. Negative factors included low self-confidence. Major recommendations are presented.

Primary Author and Speaker: Randy P. McCombie

Additional Author and Speaker: Meredith McElroy