Last spring an invitation went out to senior occupational therapy majors to join a unique research opportunity. Julie Dorsey, assistant professor of occupational therapy, was looking for students to help conduct a needs assessment for the Ithaca Free Clinic. I had often wondered about the clinic, and I jumped at the chance to be involved with this research.
Last fall Ithaca College occupational therapy students and faculty began volunteering their skills to uninsured members of the Ithaca community at the Ithaca Free Clinic.
Among the services offered are range-of-motion exercises to increase functional abilities, customized splints, community reentry skills training, and other meaningful support in areas such as patient education, home...
I already felt I was a step behind when I first began looking at colleges. Most everyone I knew had a focus and goals to achieve. In short, they knew what they wanted to major in. I felt blank without a clear aspiration. Even after high school graduation, I still couldn't answer the question we're all asked throughout childhood: what do you want to be when...
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