The Occupational Therapy Internship prepares individuals for professional practice in hospitals, clinics and private practice. Through your patient care responsibilities and clinical experiences, this internship offers rotations in:

  • Trauma acute care
  • Acute care clinical practice
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Hand Clinic
  • Geriatrics
  • Work rehabilitation
  • Outpatient care

In our rehabilitation unit and the acute care hospital unit, the student is in a collaborative model, where one clinical instructor supervises more than one student. In other areas, a one-on-one model of clinical instruction is provided.

You gain experience in treating patients with special occupational therapy needs, which may include:

  • Acute care complex medical conditions
  • Cardiac care
  • Cognitive and safety evaluations
  • Orthopedic trauma and general orthopedic needs
  • Post-mastectomy lymphedema management
  • Rehabilitation of disabling neurologic conditions
  • Rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Trunk or extremity bracing problems

Didactic experiences

Educational sessions covering current trends in occupational therapy are periodically offered with student participation welcomed. These learning experiences may include lectures, workshops, in-service training, case studies, field trips and informal discussions.

Grading or evaluation

Mayo School of Health Sciences uses student evaluative tools that include:

  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

March 27, 2015