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    Other OT-Related Information What jobs give me relative work experience for OT school that can also pay the bills ($40,000+)?

    I'm currently a Junior Biology major with a minor in Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Chemistry at Texas State University. I plan on taking a leap year after I graduate before I apply to OT school (need to take A&P1+2 and get more observation hours). With that in mind, I was wondering...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Interview Questions

    Hello! With interviews occurring and upcoming, I thought it would be cool if we could post possible interview questions and unique answers we have had or expect?
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    Other OT-Related Information MOT vs. OTD

    Hello, everyone! I am currently doing some research and am wondering what others think about earning your MOT vs. OTD? Obviously the timeframe to earn your MOT is shorter which allows you to get out into the workforce sooner, but why are some of you aiming to earn the OTD?
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Kean University's OT Program

    Can anyone give me some info on what it is like to be in Kean's OT program? Is it good? How do you get placed in fieldwork positions? Do you feel prepared for the NBCOT? Is it worth going there instead of a better known school? What kind of jobs do people get after going there? Any information...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS GRE Scores

    Hey everyone, So i took the GRE for the 2nd time today and my score did not improve. I feel discouraged because I studied so much and I got near the same score once again. I don't feel like I should take it for a 3rd time, seems excessive but should I worry? My scores a 287 with a 4 in writing...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Chicago OT schools - UIC or Rush?

    Hi everyone. I am wondering if any of you went to/are attending UIC or Rush for OT and could tell me about your experience. I got into both programs and have been debating between the two for nearly a month, and it is getting very hard to choose!!! I liked Rush because it has a smaller cohort...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Advice on Reapplying to MOT program

    Hello everyone! I am reapplying to the MOT programs in Texas. I applied this past year to only one program, UTMB and was waitlisted. I’m not sure if having two incomplete prerequisites had anything to do with it, but I’m currently finishing those up this semester. I am getting in more...
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    Other OT-Related Information Florida International University FALL 2018 Program

    Hi guys! I applied to FIU but I have yet to hear back, I am guessing I did not get in because I read that they conducted interviews this year but I never got called for one. However, I wanted to know if people have received their letters of acceptance yet? Trying to see if there is still hope!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Barry University Fall 2018

    Hi! Is anyone here attending Barry U for the Fall 2018 program?
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Florida OT schools

    Hi! I will soon be applying to OT schools and I wanted to gain any input from students who have previously been accepted to different OT programs in Florida like FIU, FGCU, USA, Nova, etc. and maybe any tips they can give me on what/what not to do? Or their current experience in any of these OT...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Help with Personal Statement

    Hello all, I am looking to submit my personal statement within the next few days. I was wondering how long everyones personal statement was. Mine was a little over 3 pages. I was also wondering if anyone wrote about reasonings for low gpas at any point in their academic career. I stayed away...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Opinion of University or Wisconsin Madison OT Program?

    I'm debating applying but not sure how difficult the program is to get into? Or what their strengths are as a program. TIA
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Re-applicant Support Group

    Hi everyone! As a second year applicant to OT programs, I wanted to start a thread for anyone who has conquered OTCAS and the application process for the second (or third) year in a row. I am nervous, yet super excited to hear back from schools. Last year I applied to SJSU (fairly late - mid...
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    Employment & Professional Networking Socially Acceptable Title OTD vs. DPT

    I am just curious on others input or personal experience regarding titles to those holding doctorate degrees, more specifically in the fields of OT and PT. From my personal experience it seems that those holding a doctorate in PT are more likely to refer to themselves as "Dr. ______" than those...
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    Other OT-Related Information How to be mentally and emotionally prepare for PT/OT school?

    I am currently a Junior right now. Now I am a little afraid of grad school and how you will intensely study for 2-3 years. Right now, I am not too confident about performing well in grad school, PT or OT. Over the past few semesters, I have been trying to become a better student with no prevail...