5 Steps AHEAD: How do I become an occupational therapist (OT)?

October marked Occupational Therapy Month and yet we have a lot more to learn about allied health, especially Occupational Therapy . Our new episode is with Ramya Bakaraju, occupational therapist (OT) from the Hamilton area. She elaborates on what it takes to be an occupational therapist, education requirements, and career options. Enjoy the episode and learn what a day is like for an OT in the hospital.

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Careers in Respiratory Therapy Field with Veena Deekonda

Veena Deekonda is a respiratory therapist at Toronto Western and McMaster Children’s hospitals. In this interview, she discusses her education at McMaster, internship at Yale and her career path to becoming a respiratory therapist. She also talks about the various options available to people interested in allied health care.

Some of the key takeaways from her interview-

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Careers in Public Health with Dr. Lauri Hicks from Center For Disease Control (CDC)

Dr. Lauri Hicks is the Director of the Antibiotic Stewardship program at the Center For Disease Control. In this interview, Dr. Hicks discusses what a career in public health entails, her internship opportunity at Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), mentors and more importantly, the different opportunities surrounding the government public health care sector for interested individuals.

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5 Steps Ahead Podcast Series

Our first podcast on May 15th will feature Dr. Roopali Chaudhary

We invite you to contribute your questions by May 10th related to career choices in the field of Biology.

Dr. Chaudhary is a post-doctoral fellow in Immunology studying food allergies.She has a PhD in molecular and cellular biology characterizing a transgenic mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and an MSc in genetics and developmental biology studying Drosophila embryogenesis.

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