New OTs on the Block! - Podcast Series

The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists has been looking to expand its professional development by offering alternative and contemporary programming. Podcasting was chosen as a new platform for professional development due to its accessible nature, offering a unique way to enhance member’s learning (Boulos, Maramba & Wheeler, 2006), and its effectiveness in promoting knowledge retention and application (Abate, 2013). 

We are excited to announce the launch of our first #OSOTPodcast series for new occupational therapy graduates in Ontario. Introducing OSOT Presents: New OTs on the Block! It is our hope that this podcast engages occupational therapy students in Ontario and provides them with the information and support they need to succeed after graduation.

In this #NOTB podcast series, we discuss everything that new occupational therapy graduates need to know to transition into the workforce. Topics were inspired by questions submitted by second year occupational therapy students from across Ontario and include applying for jobs, how to become registered with the College, building confidence as a new graduate and more!

This series contains the following episodes:

Episode #1:   New Grad Q&A: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Part 1)
Episode #2:   New Grad Q&A: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Part 2)
Episode #3:   I Graduated! Now what? Registering with the College with Brandi Park
Episode #4:   Landing the Job with Sylvia Davidson and Mary McAuliffe
Episode #5:   Normalizing the New with Andrea Duncan
Episode #6:   OT/PT- Same Thing, Right? with Christie Brenchley

This series was created and is hosted by Lindsay Rideout, a second year occupational therapy student from the University of Toronto. 

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Abate, K. S. (2013). The effect of podcast lectures on nursing students’ knowledge retention and application. Nursing Education Perspectives, 34(3), 182-185. doi: 10.1097/00024776-201305000-00010

Boulos, M. N. K., Maramba, I., & Wheeler, S. (2006). Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of Web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education. BMC medical education, 6(1), 41