Back on the Grind

Tomorrow is bittersweet. I’m thankful for my health, the health of my family and co-workers. I learned a lot about myself over my quarantine. Back to the hospital on Thanksgiving – I’m thankful that Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca have announced highly effective vaccines and science accomplished something few thought would happen in less than 9Continue reading “Back on the Grind”

Acute Care: Considerations Before Evaluation

Hospital Culture I could provide you an outline of the acute care day and I would say that it is probably pretty familiar most places that you go. Determine your patients for the day, chart review, check with floor nurse, evaluate patient, handoff, write evaluation, and get ready for your next one. Determine your patientsContinue reading “Acute Care: Considerations Before Evaluation”

Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS)

Once you think things won’t change, they do. When I applied to OT school, you looked up each school’s admission requirements and followed each one’s guidelines. You felt bad for your references, “Hey I need another reference letter” and then you had to send your transcript out to each individual school. It felt like aContinue reading “Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS)”

Occupational Therapy – The gameplan for applying

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.” Oprah Winfrey Life seems linear when you’re in school. On your first day you get a syllabus, it’s your guide for the entire semester! It holds the due dates, when you can anticipateContinue reading “Occupational Therapy – The gameplan for applying”

Intro

My name is Ryan and I’ve been an Occupational Therapist for 5 years. I started in a SNF for about a year and transitioned to the hospital setting where I’ve been involved in acute care/inpatient rehabilitation ever since. I thought that I would continue striving with excellence that I had when I started. Every timeContinue reading “Intro”