Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
From Preparation to Practitioner: The OT Student’s Voice as a Foundation of Education
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
From Preparation to Practitioner: The OT Student’s Voice as a Foundation of Education
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505234. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9030
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505234. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9030
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This research explored students’ perceptions and expectations of their graduate programs. Thirteen students participated and four themes were identified. Collectively, these four themes identify with the transition of becoming graduate students and subsequently newly qualified practitioners in a profession to which they desire to feel they belong, can shape, will sustain engagement with, and can overcome challenges within. The findings highlight the importance of the students’ voices as a foundation for preparing future practitioners.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rachel Samz

Additional Authors and Speakers: Carolyn Kusel, Stephanie Paly, Lydia Monfort, Allison Zimmerman, Haley Hoffman, Virginia Stoffel, Michelle Perryman-Fox