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. Tammy Marcin received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Indiana University, Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, Transitional Doctorate Physical Therapy degree from the University New England and an Education Doctorate from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She is a practicing physical therapist and has practiced in multiple settings including acute care, outpatient, and home health. Her teaching expertise includes foundational patient care skills, practice management.