At a key transition point in their studies, occupational therapy students across all USAHS campuses participate in a meaningful ritual, witnessed by family and friends. The OT pinning ceremony marks the end of the classroom portion of their studies and the beginning of their fieldwork. For Residential MOT and OTD students, this happens in their fourth term, and for Flex, in the seventh term. A longstanding tradition in OT practice, the pin celebrates the diversity of practice areas, the client-centered nature of our practice and the values of our profession. “It’s an opportunity for faculty to acknowledge our students’ transition from classroom learning to clinical learning,” says Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L, director of the entry-level OT programs on Read more
Dr. Jacqueline L. Moore is an orthopedic board-certified physical therapist with 22 years of clinical experience. Dr. Moore received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the US Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and served 12 years as an active duty Army Physical Therapist. Her last assignment brought her from Walter Reed Army Medical Center to the Naval Medical Center San Diego to assist in the development of the Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C5) Program, which provides multidisciplinary medical services to wounded, ill, and injured service members, Veterans, and other beneficiaries with amputations, traumatic orthopedic injuries, neurological disorders and other chronic conditions.
Dr. Moore received her Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Medicine. She is a certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and certified ASTYM provider. She is also a certified peer visitor and trainer for the Amputee Coalition’s Peer Visitor Certification program.