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Disclaimer: otdude.com is in no way affiliated with the resources mentioned in this post. General Information NBCOT certification is granted for a three-year period. Earn 36 units during your three-year renewal cycle. $65 renewal fee (online) See the NBCOT Renewal...
  Some employers are offering Emergency Time Off (ETO) for COVID-19, which may even be retroactively provided. The specifics will depend on your employer and local laws. At my work, for example, if you are a full-time you may be...
I am excited to be releasing a series of YouTube videos titled, "Your First OT Job". These videos are the ones that I wish I had watched when I was a new grad applying for my first occupational therapy...
Stay healthy and get paid/discounted purchases! This year, these retailers are offering gift cards/cash for getting the flu shot: Target - (inside of target) CVS, Longs Drugs, MinuteClinic : $5 CVS (standalone store) - $5 off $25 purchase Publix Grocery...
FFCRA for COVID-19 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. What is it? A federal act...
Where to Schedule an Appointment Check with your school, fieldwork coordinator, or fieldwork site. Check with your hospital (insurance) network. Check your local county health website, which may contain a list of vaccination sites. Sometimes other hospitals provide vaccinations...
An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Retirement Planning - New Grad Guide for How to Save for Retirement How much should an occupational therapist save for retirement? It depends on where you live and the cost of living, future family planning, whether...
Occupations as means and end was described by Catherine Trombly in 1995. Occupation Definition In the early days of occupational therapy, crafts were used as diversions, as general methods of recovery from disease and injury (Llorens, 1993; Slagle, 1914), and for...
What is Imposter Syndrome? Feeling like a fraud while in occupational therapy school, at fieldwork, and as a practicing occupational therapist? OTS/OTs may experience internal "phoniness" in regards to their profession and career. Those experiencing imposter syndrome may attribute their...
Leading up to Interview Practice, practice, practice interview questions Speaking out loud In front of a miror, an audience, your cat, or record yourself Pay attention to volume, tone, speech rate Your smile Your posture Your non-verbal language (fidgeting) ...