Congratulations to Brianna Ballew of Grand Valley State University for earning the 2017 MiOTA Student Scholarship!
"I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association for selecting me as the recipient of the 2017 MiOTA student scholarship. I am extremely honored to receive this generous award. As a student in the field of OT, I am pleased to know that our profession has such a dedicated, encouraging, and leadership-oriented organization, which provides opportunities for advocacy. With the guidance of MiOTA, I have been able to further myself both academically and professionally through events such as Lansing Lobby Day."
The MiOTA scholarship is an annual award that has been established to recognize scholastic achievement, leadership and to encourage continued progress toward a student's professional goals.
Jurisprudence Examination is now required for OT/OTA licensure
The Bureau of Professional Licensing - Licensing Division in the state of Michigan, recently announced the addition of a new requirement to the occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant license application. A Jurisprudence Exam is now part of the application for an OT/OTA license in the state of Michigan for anyone applying for licensure after August 23rd, 2016. Effective June 1, 2017 licensure candidates must take the jurisprudence examination through PSI (www.psiexams.com).
Options to Help Students Secure Housing for Level II Fieldwork
OTConnections 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.
Opportunities for OT Practitioners to Participate in Student Research!
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,