Pediatric fellowship mission:
To enhance the lives of children through excellence in patient care by providing expertise in pediatric occupational therapy in a comprehensive learning environment in multiple medical settings.
This is completed through a comprehensive program where the fellow is mentored and educated well in all hospital-based areas of occupational therapy. Evidence-based practice, research, completion of advanced specialty skills and development of mentoring skills are a focus.
Pediatric fellowship goals:
The Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program addresses criteria for occupational therapy pediatric board certification and prepares the fellow for submission of their pediatric board certification portfolio.
Fellows rotate through a variety of clinical settings:
Didactic time is embedded throughout the program. The didactic experiences—which may include participation in multidisciplinary clinics, literature review, case studies, classroom instruction, observation, directed study and more—are designed to directly relate to the patient population the fellow is currently treating in that clinical setting. This congruency between didactic and clinical experiences provides the fellow excellent learning opportunities to put knowledge into immediate clinical practice.
Applicants are required to meet the following criteria at the time of application:
Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2018. Interviews will occur in early April with a decision made by May 2018.
Fellows will begin the program the third week in August.
Application and supporting documentation can be sent to:
Tricia Easley, O.T.R./L.
Program Director, Children’s Pediatric Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program