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Occupational Therapy Programs

We offer Occupational Therapy services in a variety of settings. For inpatient we have Acute Care, Rehab, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Burn Center. In the outpatient setting we have Orthopedics, Neurology, and pediatrics. Fieldwork placements are offered in cooperation with North Carolina affiliated colleges and universities only.

Fieldwork Data Form

Occupational Therapy Burn Residency Program

The UNC Health Care Occupational Therapy Burn Residency Program is a collaborative endeavor between the UNC Medical Center and the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center. It is structured to include 12 months of intensive training in acute and non-acute burn management. A major strength of our residency program lies in the diverse expertise and interests of our faculty combined with the high clinical volume that occurs within an internationally recognized burn center.

The purpose of the UNC Medical Center Occupational Therapy Burn Residency is to advance the knowledge and skills of an occupational therapist that will provide specialized medical care and rehabilitative services to patients who sustain burn injuries. Residents will participate in didactic education, focused and mentored clinics, research and direct patient care. The resident will develop excellence in treatment of burn survivors and enhance their abilities to support and educate caregivers. Upon completion of the residency program the resident will meet the advanced competencies required of a Burn Rehabilitation Therapist, recognized by the American Burn Association. The resident will develop components required for candidacy in AOTA Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation.

Occupational Therapy Mental Health Residency Program

The mission of the UNC Occupational Therapy Mental Health Residency Program is to provide a collaborative, translational experience to advance the knowledge, skills and abilities of occupational therapist specializing in mental health care. To provide translational education to develop excellence with the delivery of occupational therapy services to the people of North Carolina.

Our commitment is to advance the knowledge and skills of an occupational therapist resident who will provide specialized mental health care and rehabilitative services. Residents will participate in didactic education, focused and mentored clinics, research and direct patient care. Upon completion of the residency program the resident will meet competencies set forth from the AOTA as essential skills. The resident will also be eligible for candidacy in the AOTA Board Certification in Mental Health.

Application

Mental Health Residency Program Overview

Occupational Therapy Mental Health Residency Flyer

Clinical Education Opportunities

Visit Rehabilitation Therapies Clinical Education Opportunities for more information about clinical programs including residency opportunities sponsored by UNC Hospitals.

Visit the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences for information about degree programs for rehabilitation therapy fields of study.

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