Dec 7, 2018
10
7
Status
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Hello there!

I am applying to Jefferson’s MOT program for the 19/20 cycle and just wanted to create a thread to see who else was applying and where others are in the process. I submitted the app to OTCAS on 8/26 and was verified on 8/27. Jefferson got back to me on 9/4 that my app was incomplete (just waiting on a professor recommendation that should be sent some time this month). I was hoping to hear from those applying now and maybe even some current students who can share some wisdom about the program.
 
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OTLove273
Dec 7, 2018
10
7
Status
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Temple University
Major: Psychology
Minor: Spanish
Overall GPA: 3.59
Pre-Req GPA: 3.84 ish
GRE: V: 152 Q:154 A: 4.0
LOR: OT, Employer, Psychology professor, and High School mentor

Experience:
-40 hours peds OT observation
-6 hour visitation at an OT rehab facility where I was given a tour and observed an in-home OT session.
-in the process of observing a hand therapist (20+ hr goal)

**As you can see my Observation hours are VERY slim coming out of undergrad because I didn't go into school knowing I wanted to become an OT until my last year. To be completely honest this is the aspect of my application that gives me the most anxiety because most people have so many hours. But I’m optimistic
 
Jun 10, 2018
43
6
Hey! I’m applying soon to this program. My stats are the following:

Major: Psychology w/
Developmental Psychology concentration

Overall GPA: 3.91
Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
GRE: Taking in October
LOR: OT, professor and volunteer supervisor

Observational Hours:
-30 school setting
-50 acute care
-22 hospital
-40 early intervention
-20 hippotherapy
-40 outpatient rehab
-200 at 2 pediatric settings

Experience:
- ABA therapist (Current)
-Mental health specialist (Current)
-Academic coach for college students with disabilities (6 months)
- OT aide ( 8 months)
-Caregiver to a child with autism (1 year)

Extras:
-Over 1000 hours volunteering over different 15 places
- Member of 3 clubs
- Scholarship all throughout college
- Presenter and present ambassador of previous scholarship
- RA for 2 different research labs
- Fluent Spanish speaker
- CPR certified
- Medication aide certified
- Qualified Mental Health Profession License
 
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Jun 10, 2018
43
6
Temple University
Major: Psychology
Minor: Spanish
Overall GPA: 3.59
Pre-Req GPA: 3.84 ish
GRE: V: 152 Q:154 A: 4.0
LOR: OT, Employer, Psychology professor, and High School mentor

Experience:
-40 hours peds OT observation
-6 hour visitation at an OT rehab facility where I was given a tour and observed an in-home OT session.
-in the process of observing a hand therapist (20+ hr goal)

**As you can see my Observation hours are VERY slim coming out of undergrad because I didn't go into school knowing I wanted to become an OT until my last year. To be completely honest this is the aspect of my application that gives me the most anxiety because most people have so many hours. But I’m optimistic
Your stats look great! I think having 66 hours is pretty great and 3 different settings is great, it shows that you have a variety of settings. Just make sure to include any of activities you did during undergrad, like add anything you can think of to make you a stronger applicant.
 
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Sep 12, 2019
9
0
Status
Pre-Occupational Therapy
I am! Hope to submit application by the end of this month. Is this still considered applying early? Anyone attend any Thomas Jefferson information sessions/open houses?
 
Sep 12, 2019
9
0
Status
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Hello there!

I am applying to Jefferson’s MOT program for the 19/20 cycle and just wanted to create a thread to see who else was applying and where others are in the process. I submitted the app to OTCAS on 8/26 and was verified on 8/27. Jefferson got back to me on 9/4 that my app was incomplete (just waiting on a professor recommendation that should be sent some time this month). I was hoping to hear from those applying now and maybe even some current students who can share some wisdom about the program.
Did you see on Jeffersons website this prerequisite worksheet PDF. Check it out+ I'm not sure if I'm supposed to fill it out. There is no place to upload it on OTCAs. Any advice?
 
Sep 12, 2019
9
0
Status
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Hello there!

I am applying to Jefferson’s MOT program for the 19/20 cycle and just wanted to create a thread to see who else was applying and where others are in the process. I submitted the app to OTCAS on 8/26 and was verified on 8/27. Jefferson got back to me on 9/4 that my app was incomplete (just waiting on a professor recommendation that should be sent some time this month). I was hoping to hear from those applying now and maybe even some current students who can share some wisdom about the program.
 

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