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!
I am writing this prompt to give you the opportunity to participate in a research study that is being conducted as part of an independent study thesis to complete my senior year at the College of Wooster. This study will investigate dysphagia management practices of speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists in elementary schools of the east-north-central area of the United States. More specifically, this study will examine their comfort levels, attitudes, and perspectives in providing dysphagia management in the school-based setting and how this may affect the way they assess and treat pediatric dysphagia. The College of Wooster's Human Subjects Research committee (HRSC) or Institutional Review Board ("IRB") has approved this study. There are no direct risks or benefits for participating in this study. However, an indirect benefit is that we learn about dysphagia management practices in the school setting. If you choose to participate in this study, your participation is completely voluntary, and all responses will remain anonymous. You may skip any question(s) you do not wish to answer. If at any point you wish to terminate your participation in this study, you may do so without penalty or adverse consequences. This survey will take approximately 7 minutes to complete in full. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see link: https://wooster.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ADbEL64J3dxVpr
If you are an OT or OTA who works with clients affected by traumatic brain injury, please consider taking the time to fill out this short and anonymous survey for occupational therapy graduate students who are researching the use of evidence-based practice among OTs treating clients with TBI. If interested, click the link to learn more about participation:
i. Title of Research - Burnout and Attributional Style Among Occupational Therapists
ii. Population of interest - Occupational therapists that recently graduated and are working in their first job
iii. Time frame to have research information posted online - As soon as possible for you!
iv. Additional information you would like to share about the study - This study was developed by entry-level doctoral occupational therapy students and the principal investigator, Professor Julia Shin, OTR/L from Creighton University (Omaha, NE). The purpose of this national-level online survey is to collect data on OT practitioners’ level of burnout and pattern of attributional reasoning skills. The survey is entirely anonymous and voluntary and will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes to complete. The survey link is:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Julia Shin, OTR/L via phone at (402) 280-4327 or via email at JuliaShin@creighton.edu.
You are invited to take part in a funded study, “Burnout and Attributional Style Among Occupational Therapists,” developed by entry-level doctoral occupational therapy students and the principal investigator, Professor Julia Shin, OTR/L from Creighton University (Omaha, NE). The purpose of this national-level online survey is to collect data on OT practitioners’ level of burnout and pattern of attributional reasoning skills. The survey is entirely anonymous and voluntary and will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes to complete. If you would like to participate, please click on the link below to begin the survey:
We would greatly appreciate your consideration and participation in our?research survey! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Julia Shin, OTR/L via phone at (402) 280-4327 or via email at JuliaShin@creighton.edu. Thank you very much!
Researchers at the University of Utah are looking for pediatric OT practitioners to complete a survey about suicide awareness. Contact Anne Kirby (email@example.com) 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,