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. Khan-Farooqi graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with high honors in 2010. She completed internships at the internationally recognized Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital in Downey, California, and at the Occupational Performance Center associated at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL).
Following graduation she worked at Children’s Hospital, New Orleans and then the Hand Center of Louisiana, which is a large regional hand center. She then went on to work in the Boston area at a large multidisciplinary orthopedic practice as a lead therapist in an outpatient hospital setting and as an adjunct faculty member at MGH Institute of Health Professionals Occupational Therapy Program.
Dr. Khan-Farooqi has served on the board of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) as the Practice Division Director, which oversees three working committees (Advocacy, Practice Management, and Federal and State Regulations). She volunteered with ASHT from 2013-2019 and has served in many leadership positions including Vice Practice Division Director and Advocacy Committee Chair.
She joined the University of St. Augustine as a full-time core faculty member in fall 2015. Dr. Khan-Farooqi currently is an instructor in the Anatomy Applied to Occupation, Clinical Applications to Adulthood, and OT Methods II: Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Modalities courses.