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Student Profiles

Innovations in Education

11/6/2017

New initiatives for preparing OT academicians and conducting educational research More »

Clinical Research Track Experiences: Maureen Hyde, OTD/S ‘18

5/15/2017

Maureen Hyde, OTD/S ‘18 Mentor: Benjamin Philip, PhD Clinical Research Track: Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Laboratory Why did you choose WUOT for your occupational therapy education? I chose WUOT because of the school’s excellent reputation and the research ... More »

Scholar shares his McDonnell Academy experience

3/14/2016

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St. Louis provides graduate and professional students from university partners around the world with an extraordinary educational experience. As the Program in Occupational Therapy’s first McDonnell Academy scholar, Juan Pablo Saa, OTD/MPH/S ’16, says his ... More »

Doctoral student completes apprenticeship in Nigeria

3/14/2016

Before starting her occupational therapy graduate studies at Washington University, Odochi “Odo” Nwabara, OTD ’15, knew she wanted to pursue an apprenticeship outside of the U.S. “I was born in Chicago, but my parents are originally from Nigeria. My father came to the ... More »

Learning by doing

3/6/2016

There is only so much that lectures, labs and role play situations can teach an occupational therapy student. Peggy Barco, OTD, OTR/L, SCDCM, instructor for the Interventions Supporting Recovery and Participation in Individuals with Cognitive and Learning Challenges course, knew from ... More »

Scholarships: Empowering those with a vision to empower others

10/27/2015

Cory Sessions, OTD/S ’18, has always been sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities. In middle school, his physical education class was joined with another class for students with special needs. “It was a great experience being with and learning from those kids. I felt comfortable around ... More »

Overseas exchange

10/24/2015

Three students from the Program in Occupational Therapy traveled to Hong Kong in June 2015 to participate in the Summer Overseas Exchange Subsidy Scheme (SOESS). The week-long program is hosted by the Department of Rehabilitation Science at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the only university ... More »

Clinical Research Track Experiences: Koob Moua, OTD/S ‘17

6/3/2015

Koob Moua, OTD/S ‘17 Clinical Research Track: Health and Disability Research Laboratory Why did you choose WUOT for your occupational therapy education? I initially chose WUOT for my occupational therapy education because of its ranking in OT education. The ... More »

Clinical/Community Track Experiences: Jordan Ipema, MSOT/S ‘15

5/22/2015

Jordan Ipema, MSOT/S '15 Clinical/Community Track: Occupational Performance Center Why did you choose WUOT for your occupational therapy education? I chose WUOT because I knew this was a good program for OT and ... More »

Clinical Research Track Experiences: Tess Greene, OTD/S ‘15

4/9/2015

Tess Greene, OTD/S ‘15 Clinical Research Track: Cognitive and Occupational Performance Laboratory Why did you choose WUOT for your occupational therapy education? I knew that I wanted ... More »

Student Spotlight: Andrea Bennett, OTD/S '16

3/23/2015

Andrea Bennett, OTD/S '16, Miami, FL What advantages does WUOT offer you that other programs don’t offer? I think one of the biggest advantages the program offers is the ability to do research. As the field is changing to ... More »

Student Spotlight: Jianna Fernandez, OTD/S '16

2/2/2015

Jianna Fernandez, OTD/S '16, St. Louis, MO Why did you choose WUOT? I chose WUOT because I wanted to attend a program where I could learn the most innovative interventions and feel confident in my ability to be an effective therapist upon graduation. ... More »

Student Spotlight: Kelly Taylor, OTD/S '16

1/5/2015

Kelly Taylor, OTD/S '16, Murray, KY What advantages does WUOT offer you that other programs don’t offer? WUOT has developed an invaluable network of practitioners, resources, and opportunities that students are able to tap in to, and gain unique volunteer and ... More »

Student Spotlight: Alison Scarpa, MSOT/S '15

12/1/2014

Alison Scarpa, MSOT/S '15, Gurnee, IL What advantages does WUOT offer you that other programs don’t offer? A particularly unique attribute of the WUOT program is its fieldwork database, containing clinical opportunities at more than 500 different sites across the United ... More »

Student Spotlight: Salma Hussain, OTD/S '16

11/4/2014

Salma Hussain, OTD/S '16, Kansas City, MO What advantages does WUOT offer you that other programs don’t offer? One of the biggest advantages that WUOT offers is the diversity of opportunities. Students can choose from more than a dozen research labs ... More »

Student Spotlight: Gillian Vander Tuig, MSOT/S '15

10/27/2014

Gillian Vander Tuig, MSOT/S '15, Silver Spring, MD What advantages does WUOT offer you that other programs don’t offer? I came to WUOT as part of the 3-2 program with Calvin College. I really liked that WUOT has an opportunity for ... More »

Meet first-year student Micah Brown, MSOT/S '16

10/20/2014

Micah Brown, MSOT/S '16, from Indianapolis, IN Why did you choose WUOT? The program has an outstanding reputation, and it gives you the opportunity to choose between the MSOT and OTD degrees. What brought you to OT and ... More »

Meet first-year student Eddie Diemer, MSOT/S '16

10/20/2014

Eddie Diemer, MSOT/S '16, from Cedar Falls, IA Why did you choose WUOT? I chose Washington University because of its academic excellence and the research opportunities that I will have the ability to be a part of. Why did ... More »

Meet first-year student Michael Gerszewski, OTD/S '17

10/20/2014

Michael Gerszewski, OTD/S '17, from Minneapolis, MN Why did you choose WUOT? It’s a strongly rated program and curriculum based on working in groups, which is necessary when collaborating with other health professionals. What do you like best about your classmates? ... More »

Meet first-year student Max Lustick, MSOT/S '16

10/20/2014

Max Lustick, MSOT/S '16, from St. Louis, MO  Why did you choose the degree program you did? (MSOT, OTD, etc.) I chose the MSOT degree because I want to focus on clinical work rather than research or teaching. I can complete the program ... More »

WUOT Students Partner with the Turner Center for the Arts

10/17/2014

“The Turner Center for the Arts is such an amazing resource for the community. It’s a place where people with disabilities are encouraged to use their imagination without limitations and are free to find their creative voice,” says Ryan Sims, OTD/S ’14. Sims is currently doing ... More »

Student Spotlight: Celine Dammond, OTD/S '16

9/19/2014

Celine Dammond, OTD/S '16, Anchorage, AK What advantages does WUOT offer you that other programs don’t offer? WUOT offers me the opportunity to learn from people who are changing OT. Every time I open the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, ... More »

Student Spotlight: Taylor Guthrie, MSOT/S '15

8/1/2014

Taylor Guthrie, MSOT/S , '15, Springdale, AR What advantages does WUOT offer you that other programs don’t offer? This is a hard question for me to answer because I don’t really have one. When looking at schools to attend, I was ... More »

Student News: Hearts in Motion in Guatemala

7/1/2014

In March, two occupational therapists and 16 students from the Program in Occupational Therapy spent a week in Guatemala for the fifth annual service learning trip. Months of planning went into the trip, including member selection, fundraising and a three-hour Spanish class every Wednesday. Working with Hearts in ... More »

Student Spotlight: Linda Morton, MSOT/S '14

3/28/2014

Linda Morton, MSOT/S '14, Gretna, NE What advantages does WUOT offer you that other programs don’t offer? Because of my research background, I greatly appreciate the Program’s emphasis on evidence-based practice. The Program seems to value and promote student participation in ... More »

Student Spotlight: Claire Schueler, MSOT/S '14

2/3/2014

Claire Schueler, MSOT/S '14, St. Louis, MO What advantages does WUOT offer you that other programs don’t offer? One advantage of WUOT is that the program offers both research and clinical tracks to students during their first semester in the program. Therefore, ... More »

Student Spotlight: Laura McCarty OTD/S '15

1/2/2014

We sat down with Laura McCarty, OTD/S '15, to ask her about her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy. Laura shares her thoughts on the Program, her decision to pursue the OTD degree, the learning atmosphere, and more! More »

Student Spotlight: Sarah Hendred MSOT/S '14

10/29/2013

We sat down with Sarah Hendred, MSOT/S '14, to ask her about her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy. Sarah shares her thoughts on the Program, the quality of the education she is receiving, the importance of student participation, and more! More »

Student Spotlight: Bianca Anderson-Rosa MSOT/S '14

9/23/2013

We sat down with Bianca Anderson-Rosa, MSOT/S '14, to ask her about her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy. Bianca shares her thoughts on the Program, the faculty, what she wants prospective students to know, and more! More »

Student Spotlight: Melissa Stringer MSOT/S '14

8/19/2013

We sat down with Melissa Stringer, MSOT/S '14, to ask her about her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy. Melissa shares her thoughts on the learning atmosphere, her classmates, her plans after graduation, and more! More »

Student Spotlight: Kimmy Nguyen MSOT/S '14

6/14/2013

We sat down with Kimmy Nguyen, MSOT/S '14, to ask her about her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy.  Kimmy shares her thoughts on the faculty, her classmates, St. Louis as a place to live, and more! More »

CGI-U Student Spotlight: Katherine Wycoff, MSOT/S 2014

4/4/2013

CGI-U will be held April 5-7 at Washington University in St. Louis. More »

CGI-U Student Spotlight: Megan Carlson, MSOT/S 2014

4/4/2013

CGI-U will be held April 5-7 at Washington University in St. Louis. More »

CGI-U Student Spotlight: Joe Brey, OTD/S 2013

4/3/2013

Student Joe Brey, OTD/S 2013, shares his experiences with CGI-U and the Program in Occupational Therapy. More »

CGI-U Student Spotlight: Cambey Mikush, OTD/S 2013

4/3/2013

Cambey Mikush, OTD/S 2013, shares her experiences with CGI-U and the Program in Occupational Therapy. More »

CGI-U Student Spotlight: Erin Sanborn, OTD/S 2013

4/3/2013

Erin Sanborn, OTD/S 2013, shares her experiences with CGI-U and the Program in Occupational Therapy. More »

CGI-U Student Spotlight: Kelsey Luedtke, OTD/S 2015

4/3/2013

Kelsey Luedtke, OTD/S 2015, shares her experiences with CGI-U and the Program in Occupational Therapy. More »

Six Occupational Therapy Students Accepted to CGI-U!

3/22/2013

CGI-U (Clinton Global Initiative University) is being hosted at Washington University in St. Louis April 5-7. More »

Joyce Dadekian, OTD/S 2013

11/26/2012

Current student Joyce Dadekian gives her thoughts on what it's like to be a part of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. More »

Rachael Baum, OTD/S 2014

11/19/2012

Current student Rachael Baum gives her thoughts on what it's like to be a part of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. More »

Emily Berkowitz, MSOT/S 2013

11/12/2012

Current student Emily Berkowitz gives her thoughts on what it's like to be a part of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. More »

Stephanie Zaepfel, MSOT/S 2013

10/29/2012

Current student Stephanie Zaepfel gives her thoughts on what it's like to be a part of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. More »

Keland Scher, MSOT/S 2013

10/22/2012

Current student Keland Scher gives his thoughts on what it's like to be a part of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. More »

Katelyn Kiermaier, MSOT/S 2013

10/15/2012

Read about Katelyn and her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. More »

Elizabeth Williams, MSOT/S 2013

10/8/2012

Current student Elizabeth Williams gives her thoughts on what it's like to be a part of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. More »

Nikolas Koscielniak, OTD/S 2014

10/1/2012

Nikolas Koscielniak is an OTD student in the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. His goal after graduation is to work for improvement in health care around the world at either the United Nations, World Health Organization or the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Here, he discusses his appreciation for the faculty and his classmates' creativity. More »

Kandice Hardney, MSOT/S 2013

9/25/2012

We sat down with Kandice Hardney, student in the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, to get her thoughts on the Program and what life is like as a student. Here is her story. More »

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