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2012 OT/PT Job Fair
Robert Boston

Brittany Minor and Jenny Easo, from left, both master’s students in the School of Medicine’s Program in Occupational Therapy, talk with Liz Hanson of MarianJoy at the Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Job Fair held in March at the School of Medicine.

The Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Job Fair held in March at the School of Medicine was a great success.

More than 200 students from Washington University and eight other schools attended the event, which featured more than 30 representatives from employers in the two fields.

The Washington University Student Occupational Therapy Association hosted the event. Among the best 25 jobs for 2012 as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, physical therapy ranked No. 8 and occupational therapy ranked No. 10.

Both programs held Commencement ceremonies on May 18, 2012. The Program in Physical Therapy awarded 10 people the post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and 72 people the DPT degree. The Program in Occupational Therapy awarded 21 people the Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree (OTD) and 64 people the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT).

The Program in Occupational Therapy is ranked among the top 10 OT programs in the nation. Established in 1918, the program is dedicated to training the next generation of leaders in the field of occupational therapy.

The Program in Physical Therapy is one of the most respected physical therapy programs in the United States. It provides rigorous academic, clinical and research experiences for its students.

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