Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
This mixed-methods study explored the perspectives of current OT students from under-represented groups and OT faculty and staff. Surveys and interviews were used to gather data on OT students' experiences during the OT admissions process within their OT program and OT faculty and staff perspectives on inclusion in their OT program. Results highlight supports and barriers to inclusion and support various efforts to increase representation of students from under-represented groups within OT education.
Primary Author and Speaker: Arielle Ramirez
Contributing Authors: Anne Kiraly-Alvarez