AOTA membership

Discussion in 'Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ]' started by 127428, May 2, 2012.

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  1. 127428


    Feb 7, 2012
    I was considering getting a membership to AOTA and was curious to see if other students will be doing so. I know that some programs require that their students have a membership but I don't believe that mine will. It will only be 75 dollars per year for students but with all of these upcoming expenses I want to save money where possible. Do any current or incoming students have any thoughts on this?
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  3. 2bOT


    Jan 20, 2012
    As far as I know most OT students are members. A couple schools I talked to even paid for their students' memberships.
  4. gialuan

    gialuan 7+ Year Member

    Nov 17, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    My school encourages us to be members and faculty was willing to even help students out. Some schools like MUSC included AOTA membership in tuition.
  5. frootloops


    Feb 1, 2012
    It is worth it to be the AOTA member because there will be research projects when you need peer-reviewed OT articles. Also, the OT Practice Framework is on there for free, and that will be one of the texts you need to buy for $40. So, get AOTA. It is your future professional field - dive in.
  6. jmw1214


    Mar 31, 2011
    I completely agree with above. UTMB encourages membership, but doesn't require it. However, AOTA works on a number of things relating to keeping our jobs in tact, so I firmly believe you should start the habit now of supporting them. If AOTA had the support from OT's that APTA had from PTs, I think we'd be in a MUCH better position!
  7. babycheeks


    May 13, 2012
    I def want to be a member I plan to get it as soon as I start here this fall! Lots of good information on AOTA I want to stay current in my career.
  8. CurlyHairedGirl

    CurlyHairedGirl 5+ Year Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Is there any way to join as a member before you are admitted to a school? I thought they might have useful info for me while applying. Like reading research papers by professors at the schools I am interested in. And I'd like to read the AOTA Framework and not have to buy it.

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