A key component of our educational program is the opportunity to learn and grow under the guidance of a mentor. Each student in the Program is matched to a mentor for the directed scholarly experience.
Mentors guide students toward their career goals of becoming a clinician, educator, manager, entrepreneur or career scientist.
The directed scholarship sequence of courses begins in the spring semester of the first year in the Program.
The four-course sequence for MSOT students or six-course sequence for OTD students are self-directed learning experiences under the mentor's guidance. Students will have the opportunity to further the knowledge that will improve the lives of people experiencing occupational performance and participation challenges. Students will learn to ask scholarly questions and design programs and experiences to answer them. They will evaluate practice and gain the skills needed to engage in clinical and collaborative research efforts with their mentor in their research laboratory, practice setting or in the community. This directed scholarship culminates with a presentation of the scholarly work at our annual OT Scholarship Day.
Please click on the links below to learn more about our mentors and the scholarly experiences they offer.
|Research Division Mentors
| Chih-Hung Chang, PhD
|Health and Disability Research Laboratory|
|Professional Education Division Mentors
Regina Abel, PhD
Betsy Hawkins-Chernof, OTD, OTR/L
Quinn Tyminiski, MSOT, OTR/L
|Clinical Practice Division Mentors
|Mentors with a Joint Appointment
|Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH|
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Program in Occupational Therapy
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
4444 Forest Park Ave., CB 8505
St. Louis, MO 63108-2212
Phone: 314-286-1600 • Toll free: 800-279-3229
TDD (Hearing Assist): 314-286-1651
Fax: 314-286-1601 • Email: email@example.com
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Current, future, and accepted applicants are encouraged to visit. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, one of our faculty members, opens our visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion, followed by a tour that’s led by one of our current occupational therapy students.
Upcoming visit sessions*:
*At least two to three visit sessions are scheduled every month. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Click here for more info.