Debra Hanson, Janet Jedlicka, Marilyn Klug, Nicole Harris; OT Practice Patterns in Rural States: Does the College Experience Influence Rural Employment Choice?. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311505199. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7040
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Date Presented 04/06/19
A survey of 225 OT practitioners living in rural states explored practice patterns and influences on employment choice. Rural and urban practitioner differences were noted in variability of hours spent working, number of work locations, and time spent in fieldwork education. Rural practice choice was influenced by fieldwork participation but not loan debt. Findings support the value of rural exposure in the curriculum and customized rural fieldwork educator support.
Primary Author and Speaker: Debra Hanson
Additional Authors and Speakers: Janet Jedlicka, Marilyn Klug, Nicole Harris
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