Hello From the Other Side: Classes I Wish Existed

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For those that don’t know me, my name is Mary Kate Carroll. I’ve held various positions at Edge Magazine, from contributor to editor, throughout my undergraduate career. Currently, I am a fifth year student enrolled in Gannon University’s occupational therapy program. For the past six months, I’ve been out in the “real world” completing fieldwork. Essentially, I’ve […]

Pre-Occupied: Practical pandemonium

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One of the most challenging aspects of being a junior occupational therapy student is the introduction of practical examinations to our curriculum. Granted, all the OT students had anatomy practicals their sophomore year, but those weren’t exactly on the same caliber as the exams you take in your junior year neurological rehabilitation class. The practicals […]

Pre-Occupied: Being an introvert in an extrovert’s world

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I’ve always been, well, moody, even as a child. I was very particular about my daily routines, and if something upset those routines, like cramming too many activities into a day, I would lose it and become, as my mom describes, “sour.” This earned me many nicknames among my family, such as “Sunshine” or “Happiness.” […]

Cooking n’ Such

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As a little kid, my favorite thing to do was to go to the grocery store with my mom. I know, I know, that sounds like I a) had a really disappointing childhood or b) didn’t get out much as a kid, but hear me out:  I loved grocery shopping. I loved the order behind […]

Getting crafty in Occupational Science lab

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As an occupational therapy student, you may hear various nuggets of information about different courses from upperclassmen. You are forewarned by your elders that neurology lab is synonymous with death, and your thesis project will consume your entire senior year. Additionally, you’re told of a class you take sophomore year called “Occupational Science lab,” or […]