Well On The Road to Becoming an Occupational Therapist
This week I finished my last class-work at San Jose State University toward my master’s degree in occupational therapy!
The Road Behind Me:
June 2011: needing a new professional life, my dad suggested a career in a medical field from an article he read in the local newspaper.
August 2011: Started three years of part-time classes taking prereqs like Anatomy, Physiology, Statistics, Sociology, Abnormal Psychology, and Neuroanatomy
Fall 2014 – Spring 2016: Academic program at San Jose State University. An intense, highly regarded academic program, 15 units per semester for two years.
The Road Ahead:
May 27: Walk with a cap and gown at Convocation with my cohort!
June 2016 – December 2016: Two fieldwork sites, a SNF/Rehab facility in Alameda and a community senior home care service in San Francisco.
December 2016: Graduation!
January 2017: take the OT Board Certification Test (NBCOT)
February 2017: (Hopefully) Become a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist!
Congratulations Lee! I have watched the whole thing, or at least the beginning of it – all those gnarly classes you took, the caffeine infusions, and the choices you had to make along the way. You had to be self-motivated and very disciplined. It didn’t look easy; I’m very proud of you. I know that with your helpful nature, you will make a great OT!
Laurie, thanks so much for the congratulations! Yes, it’s been a very long, intense road. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like I’m making progress. Heck, it usually feels like I’m standing still, chest deep in a rapidly moving river. But here I am, at the a beautiful waypoint. It’s hard to imagine that every person in my cohort, and every OT master’s graduate has gotten to this point and beyond. It’s awe inspiring and humbling at the same time.
YAY! You rock!
Congratulations! What a great feeling!
Brooke, it’s so nice to hear from you!