Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

This research explored students’ perceptions and expectations of their graduate programs. Thirteen students participated, and five themes were identified. Collectively, the themes identify with the evolution of belonging. This encompasses the transition of becoming graduate students and subsequently newly qualified practitioners in a profession within which they belong, shape, engage, and overcome challenges. The student voice as a foundation for professional education is highlighted.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rachel Samz

Additional Authors and Speakers: Carolyn Kusel, Stephanie Paly, Lydia Monfort, Allison Zimmerman, Haley Hoffman, Virginia Stoffel, Michelle Perryman-Fox

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