A New [School] Year & Self-Care

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As the new school year sets in, we begin to experience the  typical cocktail of excitement, nervousness, & sometimes anxiety that comes along with the start of a new year. Whether you are a first-time college student or a second-year graduate student like myself, it’s important to take time to practice self-care. Please feel free […]

Orientation Week Pro-tips for Summer @ GU Ruskin

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For some, summer is more than just a break, it’s an opportunity to jump start classes! Physical therapy and athletic training students will be arriving on our Ruskin, Florida campus beginning May 30, and new OT’s will be here mid-August (i.e., before you know it!). Check out OTD student Sue’s tips for a stress-free orientation experience. […]

Promoting Social Change: Occupational Therapy Doctorate

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My GU classmates and I have begun our Level 1 occupational therapy fieldwork experiences. In the occupational therapy doctorate program (OTD), we go through three “Level I” placements and two “Level II” placements prior to completing the program. Currently, we’re on our first psycho-social rotations, and have been placed at some of our many community partner […]

Empathy and Sympathy: What Exactly is the Difference ?

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Not only in the healthcare profession is it important to know the difference between empathy and sympathy and when to use them, but it’s  also beneficial to know the differences while engaging in everyday conversations. First, it can be useful to know the definitions of both words, before placing them into any sort of context. The […]