Other than: "Why do you want to be an OT?", what questions should we expect during the interview process?
How would you recommend preparing for the interview?
Here are some of the questions they asked me at SMU:
1) Why do you want to be an OT? What event (s)/ circumstances lead you to choose to pursue it?
2) Based on ethics, would you provide therapy to a patient in need if you had the knowledge to do so yet did not have the license to practice?
3) In your opinion, how is the field of Occupational therapy different and similar to other allied fields (nursing, physical therapy, etc)?
4) What is your greatest weakness?
I think those were the only questions they asked me...they had a list of about 20 questions in front of them (the director of the program, site coordinator for one of their clinics, and another student currently in the program). They just choose four from the list..it was a 15 minute interview and then they asked me if I had any questions for them. The best way to prepare is to practice and be able to nicely word why you want to become an occupational therapist. Your going to have to show your passion through your words, so come up with questions you think you would ask someone who wants to pursue the career, and answer them.