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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.
Posted 2/28/18

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).

The Jurisprudence Examination covers information from two documents:
1.  Michigan Public Health Code
2.  Michigan Rules and Regulations for an OT/OTA

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 (anne.kirby@hsc.utah.edu) 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,

Jarrett Henderson

The following survey is part of a research study that seeks to find solutions to the barriers that OT practitioners face in regards to evidence-based practice implementation. This survey will take a maximum of 10 minutes of your time. In addition to demographic information, the survey will ask you to rank the proposed solutions to the main barriers that practitioners face related to evidence-based practice in order of most to least beneficial. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS3JLGK 

Hannah Jones, S/OT

Please participate in a survey investigating on OT-OTA relationship ethics. You may participate regardless of your experience level as a practitioner. 
Participation in the surveys shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes.
There are two separate surveys (PART 1 and PART 2) for each title. Please complete both surveys.

PART 1 OTR (please complete part 2 next!)
PART 1 COTA (please complete part 2 next!)

 MiOTA encourages members to support OT students, OTA students and OT educators conducting research.
If you're interested in having information about your research project posted on this page, please click here.

Updated 5/20/18

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