Western Michigan University can’t thank you enough for your contribution to the occupational therapy profession by providing fieldwork education to future OT practitioners. At the very least, we can offer information on training opportunities and tools to incorporate into your student program. We encourage you to also explore the fieldwork resources on AOTA’s website.
Fieldwork educator training opportunities and tools
- AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program—Two day training designed for fieldwork educators or clinical coordinators to enhance knowledge about fieldwork education.
- WMU Weekly Summary Forms—Tool used to reflect on student’s performance and provide written feedback.
- Self Assessment Tool for Fieldwork Educator Competency—Tool designed to help a fieldwork educator reflect on their own abilities, determine areas of weakness and create an action plan to become a more effective fieldwork educator.
- WMU Level II Fieldwork Reservation Request —Form used to reserve a level II fieldwork experience for a WMU student at a clinical site. It communicates the details of a fieldwork arrangement between the site and WMU.
- Fieldwork Educator Education Resources:
Meeting the Healthcare Needs of the LGBT Community: Promoting Inclusivity: Clinical Student, Client, and Healthcare Provider PerspectivesOne Solution to Fieldwork Placement Shortages: Faculty Facilitated Clinics with a Group Supervision Model
Please view the fieldwork frequently asked questions page for more information.