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Research Article  |   April 1982
Administrative Patterns in Curriculum-Clinic Interactions
Author Affiliations
  • Teena Snow, M.S., OTR, is a therapist for Carolina Practitioners, Durham, North Carolina
  • Marlys M. Mitchell, Ph.D., OTR, is Director, Occupational Therapy Division, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Research Article   |   April 1982
Administrative Patterns in Curriculum-Clinic Interactions
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1982, Vol. 36, 251-256. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.4.251
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1982, Vol. 36, 251-256. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.4.251
Abstract

A questionnaire was sent to directors of occupational therapy curricula and faculty members, to directors of occupational therapy clinics and clinicians, to deans of medical schools, and to hospital administrators in order to determine the professional and administrative relationships between occupational therapy academic programs and clinical programs. Results of the survey, analyzed by groups, indicated that informal relationships were prevalent, whereas other relationships were poorly delineated. Strengths and weaknesses of formal and informal relationships are presented. Finally, a model for interaction is proposed.