Level 2 Fieldwork Mini Series – Part 3 of 6 – Week 5: Bridging the Gap Between Student and OT Practitioner

Episode Summary

The fieldwork rotation is a vital part of becoming an OT. Follow 2 students as they transition into occupational therapy practitioners. This is episode 3 of a 6 part mini-series.

Show Notes

After 5 weeks of their Level 2 fieldwork, Rachelle and Maya are back to debrief about their experiences so far. They are just about halfway done and being expected to do more and more every week. Their caseloads are increasing and the demands are becoming more challenging as they bridge the gap between student and practitioner. They discuss:

  • Daily and weekly responsibilities
  • Adjusting to the high demands of fieldwork
  • Tough conversations with parents
  • Importance of seeing things in context
  • Interactions with supervisors, students, and other professionals
  • Importance of taking initiative and advocating for yourself
  • Benefits of reaching out to school faculty for guidance during fieldwork
  • Favorite experiences from fieldwork thus far

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