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
Mrs. Booker has extensive experience in health information technology and informatics, working as an EMR software implementation director, engineering project manager, consultant, and professor. She has also been very involved in various health technology/ informatics associations for the last 24 years. She is a curriculum author for health informatics courses at the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences. Mrs. Hugo holds a MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a BS in Health Information Management from the University of Pittsburgh, and a RHIA certification through the American Health Information Association. She has held teaching and leadership positions at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland and Ameritech College in Utah. Her teaching specialties include health information technology and informatics, legal and ethical topics, quality and patient safety, population health and hospital reimbursement.