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. Agrawal received his Ph.D. from the University of Miami. Prior to joining USAHS, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Miami with a secondary appointment at the Miami VA Medical Center.
Dr. Agrawal is passionate about amputee rehabilitation and has spent more than 15 years working with individuals with amputations. He has published several articles on prosthetic feet and is among the global experts on prosthetic foot evaluation. His current research is focused on reducing secondary conditions following an amputation, particularly knee osteoarthritis. He is actively involved in providing prosthetic services and education in low income countries. He has served on the editorial board of several journals and is currently a voting member of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Dr. Agrawal is originally from India and enjoys Indian food and the sport of cricket.