Occupational Therapy Program
USM students helping Olympian connect Maine veterans with the community
The 2012 graduate of USM’s Occupational Therapy program created VAST — Veterans Adaptive Sports & Training — during the same year. Using grant money from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, she partnered with Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine to offer veterans a free place to get together and the equipment and training to try lots of sports, from cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to archery, target shooting, basketball, tennis and disc golf.
The Year in News: Our Top Stories of 2018
We're recapping our top stories of 2018 in a big, multimedia way.
Trustees approve promotions and tenure for four USM faculty members
The University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved tenure this Spring for two University of Southern Maine faculty members, Susan Noyes, Ph.D. and Leroy Rowe, Ph.D. This past Fall, trustees approved tenure for two other faculty members, Lin Lin, Ph.D. and Daniel Jenkins, Ph.D. All four are have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.
Sun Journal features student-run Community Clinic at Lewiston campus
A new feature story in the Sun Journal examines the just-opened community clinic at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College. Reporter Kathryn Skelton talked with the mom of a child at the clinic, some of the Master’s in Occupational Therapy students who run the facility and Mary Anderson, the clinic's coordinator and a lecturer in the MOT program.
Check out the new SOTA Board Members!
The USM MOT SOTA Board for the 2018-2019 year has been announced, check out who the new members are!
MOT Student Accepted to Summer Institute for Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy
MOT student Melinda Blais was selected as a participant in the Summer Institute for Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center in June 2018.
USM's Lewiston-Auburn College cuts ribbon on new Occupational Therapy clinic
The University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College celebrated on March 9 the opening of a new community clinic, offering free occupational therapy care to a variety of patients.
Replay, "The USM Update," March 5, 2018
In the March 2018 episode of the University's popular television show, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests from the USM Master's in Occupational Therapy program, the USM Computer Science Department and the growing Tourism and Hospitality program to discuss the many workforce initiatives taking place across the University.
USM's new Occupational Therapy clinic: Learning by helping
Working with Lewiston-area physicians and therapists, the new USM-LAC Community Clinic will offer specialized therapy to people who either have no insurance or have exhausted their benefits. It is already giving occupational therapy students authentic, real-world experience in the field while still being guided by faculty.
First Year Student Interview
Two first year full-time USM MOT students participated in an interview and discussed how being an Occupational Therapy student is going so far!