The UofA Department of OT respects and greatly appreciates the continued commitment and effort being demonstrated by occupational therapists in order to provide health and social services during these unprecedented circumstances.
With the overwhelming support of Alberta and Saskatchewan OTs, and the various health regions across both provinces, an impressive range of fieldwork placements for our Year 3 (senior) students are proceeding where possible:
- Level 3a - mid-June to October 2020
- Level 3b - September to December 2020
Alternate or overlapping schedules, as well as creative supervision and practice models, are being used when necessary. Many placements are engaging students and preceptors in tele-rehabilitation and virtual/remote service provision.
At this point, we have finished matching Year 3 students students to placements. Our students are thrilled and very appreciative to have these opportunities to learn and work in healthcare and social services so they can complete the final steps on their path to graduation!
We are now focused on recruiting placement offers for:
- OCCTH 525, Level 1 (Year 2 students): January 4 - February 19, 2021 (7 weeks) - RESCHEDULED from Spring 2020
These Year 2 students will have completed x3 terms of classroom-based MScOT curriculum, including the core pediatric course and all the mental health coursework. They have been waiting patiently for their first full-time placement experience and will be very keen to join you, apply their knowledge, and get involved in OT service provision during a pandemic!
If your OT practice is ready, and you are willing to support fieldwork placements in the new year, please contact us:
Our department and fieldwork team would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the OT communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan for the many placements that are underway and or scheduled for the remainder of 2020.
We couldn’t have accomplished this without you!