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UM-Flint Occupational Therapy Doctorate is first fully accredited program in Michigan

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It is with extreme pleasure to announce that the University of Michigan – Flint Occupational Therapy Doctorate program has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)! This makes the UM-Flint OT program the first fully accredited doctoral program for occupational therapy in

Bachelor’s Degree Versus a Master’s Degree: What’s the difference?

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When you think about a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree, what comes to mind? Do you think about the length of time each takes, the depth of the content you will study, campus life, the overall experience or some other factor? On a basic level, when looking at the differences in degrees, a Bachelor’s

From Univ. of Idaho to OT at U of M

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I first started out at the University of Idaho where I obtained my Bachelors in Exercise Science and Health Sciences with a Minor in Psychology. I was deciding between three doctorate programs and found myself choosing the University of Michigan’s program here in Flint. I was excited to move closer to home (I am from

COVID 19: A Chance to Come Together

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It can be so easy to get caught up in the grind of life when you are focused on your own tasks. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has in many ways revealed a lot about how quickly each of our worlds can change. Working as a critical care nurse has allowed me to see how impactful

Facing a pandemic head-on as a Public Health student

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As a student in the Masters of Public Health program, the shifting of class format from in- person to completely online has revealed a number of obstacles, but also opportunities. When UM-Flint first made the announcement that classes would be going online, I think there was a lot of apprehension and uncertainty in how the

Receiving the King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellowship

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For the past 21 years, I have been teaching as a part-time lecturer at a number of colleges and universities in California (where I am originally from) to Canada, and now in Michigan, where I reside. I had always wanted to teach, even when I was earning my undergraduate degree, and when I began working

Graduate Studies during the Covid pandemic: OTD

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It has now been five weeks since the University of Michigan-Flint made the decision to transition all of our courses to remote coursework. While this sudden change proposed challenges and opportunities for faculty and students alike, we asked some of our Graduate Student Ambassadors how they are handling their newfound remote learning environment.  My soccer coach once