Fieldwork for eOTD Students

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Student Requirements for Level I and II Fieldwork

Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (eOTD) students must meet the following requirements to participate in the fieldwork education program:

  • Successful completion of all previous coursework with a passing grade including all practical examinations, and a comprehensive examination (prior to level II fieldwork)
  • Professional behavior and development through faculty and clinical educator assessments
  • Safe, legal, and ethical performance in all didactic and clinical experiences
  • Completion of an annual health assessment
  • Completion of an annual PPD (tuberculosis) or documentation of a negative chest X-ray (if there is a history of positive PPD)
  • Documentation of Sars-CoV-2 (Covid-19) vaccination
  • Documentation of annual flu vaccination
  • Documentation of appropriate immunizations for MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), Varicella, and Hepatitis B, or laboratory proof of immunity (titers), meningitis vaccine or signed declination form (if under 26), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccination within the last 10 years as an adult
  • Completion of a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen through the university vendor prior to the start of the program
  • Documentation of a current health insurance that meets university requirements
  • Completion of annual HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), BBP (Blood Borne Pathogens), CVA (child and adult protection clearances), Universal precautions training modules
  • Documentation of current American Heart Association BLS CPR (Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) for health care providers certification

These are common requirements for direct patient care at many clinical settings that provide clinical experiences for GW occupational therapy students. However, there are clinical sites that may require additional requirements, health testing, updated criminal background checks, or drug screens prior to clinical experiences.