Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CSCE Clinical Educator Workshops: Practical Skills for Maximizing Student Development

The UofA Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Collaborative for Scholarship in Clinical Education (CSCE) is offering the following clinical educator workshop:

Clinical Education in Rehabilitation: Practical Skills for Maximizing Student Development (includes discipline-specific breakout sessions to discuss curriculum, student evaluation process, etc)

This full-day workshop will be held in:

  • Calgary on Dec 14, 2017 from 0900-1600
  • Lethbridge on Dec 15, 2017 from 0900-1600

This full-day workshop is intended for clinical educators (CEs) who are interested in working with rehabilitation students in variety of practice settings. The morning will provide a thorough orientation to student supervision and evaluation including placement structure, clinical teaching strategies for successful placements, and discipline-specific information. In the afternoon, participants will explore and develop skills regarding the provision of constructive feedback and the facilitation of student reflection and professional growth. Work-readiness, professionalism, and the progression of clinical reasoning toward independent, entry-level practice will also be discussed. This workshop will provide strategies and support to new CEs as well as a more in-depth look at resources and strategies for more experienced CEs.

To register for the Calgary workshop click here.

To register for the Lethbridge workshop click here.

Registration is FREE for OTs who are or plan to be involved in student supervision but spots are limited so register soon to avoid disappointment!

We appreciate your ongoing support of OT student placements!

Monday, November 6, 2017

OCCTH 528 Final Placements & OCCTH 503 Introductory Fieldwork Placements

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who supervised a Level 3b student during their OCCTH 528 placements in September & October!

Those final placements are over and a new crop of OTs have now joined our ranks. They are starting to find employment and preparing for the NOTCExam mid-month. Exciting times for each of them!

Congratulations, graduands!

This week more than 120 Year One OT students are completing their one-week OCCTH 503 Introductory Fieldwork Placements at sites around Alberta and Saskatchewan.

We really appreciate all the clinicians who are sharing their practices and mentoring these learners early in their MScOT program!

Friday, October 13, 2017

UAlberta Chair of OT honoured with 40th Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award

Our own Dr Lili Liu, Chair of the UofA Department of Occupational Therapy, has been awarded the 2017 Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship.

Congratulations, Lili! We will all look forward to hearing your lecture in June 2018 at the CAOT National Conference in Vancouver BC.

For the full story click here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Got Lower Back Pain? An Evening of Research and Innovation

This Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine event is free and open to the public.

Register by clicking here.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

FRM Alumni & Student BBQ

Please join the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine for our Alumni-Student BBQ!

To RSVP click here.







Friday, July 21, 2017

Interprofessional Student Clinic Coordinator wanted!


The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is looking for a coordinator for a proposed Interprofessional Student clinic.  Please click on this link for more information:  http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A109533282/

Wednesday, June 28, 2017



Postcards from the Field


For the second year in a row, we have asked our Level 1 students to share some of the experiences they have had on their first placement.  We have a lot of fun seeing the diverse practice areas and locations are students are in and how excited they are to apply their skills in the real world.  Here are a few of the 'postcards' we received. 
Kayla and Alice are completing an Independent Community Placement at Ambrose Place in Edmonton and have enjoyed participating in a number of cultural activities in the Indigenous community.  

Paula is with the Stroke Early Supported Discharge Program in Grand Prairie.  She writes that one of her client's valued activities is caring for her pet donkeys, so Paula got to analyze what skills are involved in navigating this task!



Chelsea at Edmonton Catholic Schools got to watch the students excitement with the hatching of the ducklings.

Kimberley sends greetings from Saskatoon City Hospital on her way to the operating room to observe a Total Knee Replacement.

The students are finished this week and then will have the summer off before starting year 2 in September.  In the meantime, most the current Year 2s will head out on their first senior placement (Level 3A) next week.  Thank you to all the great teams out there supporting the MScOT students.