Fieldwork: Scary, scary times

Well, I had a lot of plans for today, but since I have developed a bad sore throat, I think I’ll mostly just be staying in and studying.

We just got information about potential fieldwork placements for our Level II’s. It’s kind of intimidating to think about 9 months of clinical rotations. Our program does three, three-month rotations. There is just so much unknown and it is scary. Some of it is financial worry and logistical location worry, and some of it is worry about supervisors, competency, etc. Plus I really want to find more about fieldwork placements in places like CA, but there doesn’t appear to be any kind of fieldwork evaluation database where I could find out what other people have said about placements there. Too bad all schools couldn’t figure out a way to at least submit names/places/e-mail addresses to some central database at AOTA, so you could e-mail previous students there. Oh well. Luckily we have a great fieldwork coordinator so I am sure it will all work out!

Do any of you seasoned therapists have advice to give on fieldwork placements or fieldwork in general?

Update, a few days later: I’m still sick, now with a bad cold, so I may be bad about updating for a few days!! Guess I better get into some HEALING occupations…(cackling).

May 20, 2007 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 3