The Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic (OT EAC) is a student run clinic serving the greater Gainesville area. This clinic provides a unique opportunity for students, faculty members, and community clinicians to collaboratively promote client independence and engagement in occupations.
The University of Florida's Doctor of Occupational Therapy students were featured in this Gainesville Sun article, highlighting third-year student Bhumi Patel and the students' collaboration with the Transitions Life Center in Ocala, which supports the independence of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This milestone class also holds the distinction of being the first OTD graduates from a Florida public institution.
Thank you to the UF OTD students who participated in the contest! We appreciated the creativity and interest of all the photos submitted.
Fourth-year student, Marianne Philipps, created the KnOTs of Love student group in the Fall of 2019 to teach her fellow OT students how to knit or crochet. Since the inception of KnOTs of Love, over forty-five students have learned to knit or crochet and they have collected over 35 items for donation.
As a capstone student in the Department of Occupational Therapy, fourth-year doctor of occupational therapy (OTD) student, Pooja Surkanti, developed three simulation labs for second-year students as her capstone project.
The Department of Occupational Therapy welcomed a new class of Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) students during orientation on August 17 and 18.
April is OT Month, and the class of 2021 UF occupational therapy students celebrated by writing letters to the editor and to state and national policy makers about occupational therapy’s distinct value. The student’s letters drew reader’s attention by linking current events and policy issues to the role of occupational therapy.
This student organization consists of doctor of occupational therapy and pre-occupational therapy undergraduate students, and addresses issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in the field of occupational therapy (OT). The group was honored for their work over the past year, including development and implementation of a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mentorship Program between OT clinicians and OT students within the community.
The Department of Occupational Therapy congratulates doctor of occupational therapy students named as Florida AHEC Scholars.