Occupational Therapy Field Experience in the Dominican Republic

Occupational Therapy Field Experience in the Dominican Republic

Visit the Dominican Republic



Occupational Therapy Field Experience



Nov 26 - Dec 7, 2018



You will travel to the Dominican Republic for 12 days in early December hosted by the Rehabilitation Centers of Dominican Republic. While in the Dominican Republic, you will have an opportunity to work in the rehabilitation center, a children's hospital, a nursing home, sub-centers throughout the DR and at multiple orphanages. You will work with children from 0-21 years of age and some adults. This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows you to conduct field work in a global setting, to learn about a new culture and to provide yourself with a better context of practice in your chosen profession.

Student Requirements:

  1. Be in good academic standing with your program of study.
  2. Attend all student meetings prior to trip.
  3. Approval from program faculty.
  4. Adhere to Code of Conduct: "be respectful at all times to self, others, college and community."
** Attendees will wear scrubs while in the clinics, sub centers, hospital, and orphanages. Closed toed shoes and UC name tags are also required for these settings.
 
OT Field Experience in the Dominican Republic


Tentative Itinerary:



Day 1: Arrive in Santo Domingo.
Day 2-5: Work in the clinics in Santo Domingo (the main rehab center, an early intervention clinic, schools, and area sub centers), a nursing home, sub centers outside of Santo Domingo, a children's hospital, and orphanages.
Day 6-7: Go to the beach and spend time in the historic area of Santo Domingo! There's an opportunity to go to the first Catholic Church in the Americas, which is the one that Christopher Columbus had built!
Day 8-11: Work in the clinics in Santo Domingo (the main rehab center, an early intervention clinic, schools, and area sub centers), a nursing home, sub centers outside of Santo Domingo, a children's hospital, and orphanages.
Day 12: Leave for home.


COMING MAY 2019:


Interprofessional Education Dominican Republic Trip
Details forthcoming - stay tuned

Contact Us

Professor Cora Bruns

Professor Cora Bruns

Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Program
cbruns@utica.edu
(315) 792-3125 (fax)

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