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Issue Date: June 01, 1985
Published Online: June 23, 2014
Updated: June 13, 2018
Professional Development: Clinician to Academician
Author Affiliations
  • Marlys M. Mitchell, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Professor, Occupational Therapy Division, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1985
Professional Development: Clinician to Academician
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1985, Vol. 39, 368-373. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.39.6.368
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1985, Vol. 39, 368-373. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.39.6.368
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Abstract

Drawing on literature from other professions, this paper identifies factors that occupational therapists should consider when making the transition from clinician to academician. It describes the following four stages of a professional career: apprentice, colleague, mentor, and sponsor. Five academic stages of faculty development are also presented. In addition, the work life of a faculty member is delineated.