Congratulations to Nada Metti for earning the 2019 MiOTA Student Scholarship!
Nada is a Hybrid GVSU OT student. Along with MiOTA, Nada is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa- National Leadership Honor Society, AOTA, World Federation of Occupational Therapy. She serves as the student representative to GVSU’s OT department curricular committee, is the president of the GVSU hybrid program’s Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA), and serves on the student advisory board for Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students (PIPES). Nada has a passion for service learning and was previously GVSU’s Service-learning committee co-chair, and has served the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Society, Community Organizing Advocacy Training (COAST).
Jurisprudence Examination is required for OT/OTA licensure
The Bureau of Professional Licensing - Licensing Division in the state of Michigan, requires occupational therapy a jurisprudence exam as part of the application for an OT/OTA license in the state of Michigan. A score of 75% or greater on the exam is required to pass. Effective June 1, 2017 licensure candidates must take the jurisprudence examination through PSI (www.psiexams.com).
The Jurisprudence Examination covers information from two documents:
1. Michigan Public Health Code (Article 1, parts 11 and 12 and Article 15, parts 161 and 183)
2. Michigan Administrative Rules and Regulations for an OT/OTA
Resources to Help Students Secure Housing for Level II Fieldwork
OTConnections - The "Level II Fieldwork Housing Exchange" offers a forum for students in search of housing accommodations for level II fieldwork. Individuals also may post available housing opportunities.
Rotating Room - Aims to help healthcare students around the country find places to stay while doing away rotations and helps individuals with housing find healthcare students to sublet their rooms.
AirBnB - Student can search for short-term housing options and can specify search criteria to meet their needs whether that's renting an entire residence, a private room or a shared room.
Opportunities for OT Practitioners to Participate in Student Research!
Lyndsey Collette and myself, Jennie Lacolla are currently enrolled in the masters of occupational therapy program at Salem State University, located in Salem Massachusetts. We are conducting exploratory research titled Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep: Is Sleep Being Addressed by Occupational Therapy Professionals in Pediatric Outpatient Clinics? The purpose of the study is to identify if occupational therapy professionals are addressing sleep participation for children with autism spectrum disorder in pediatric outpatient clinics. We are aiming for a cross sectional representation of occupational therapy professionals and the sleep interventions used throughout the United States. We would appreciate using the MIOTA as a means of recruiting participants. This study will consist of an online survey through SurveyMonkey consisting of demographic information, close ended likert scale questions and open-ended questions. This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey within 2 months.
Here is the link for survey monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BWKHWHF.
My name is Dustin Pringle and an MOT student at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. I am part of a group of Chatham University MOT students that are working on an evidence-based project about clinicians utilizing evidence-based practice. We are hoping to learn more about clinician experiences using evidence-based practice within their clinical careers. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this project! If you have any questions about this study please contact our faculty advisor, Dr. Sharon Novalis, at email@example.com.
The confidential survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Thank you for your participation and please feel free to share with other OT and OTA clinicians. The survey will close on 8/25/19.
Researchers at the University of Utah are looking for pediatric OT practitioners to complete a survey about suicide awareness. Contact Anne Kirby (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions, or follow this link for more information and to take the survey: http://j.mp/2GvQ8w3 (computer or tablet recommended). We will be holding drawings for five $50 Amazon gift cards.
Thanks for your help,