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The Boston Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program is 52 weeks, divided into several modules, covering neuro-developmental populations, acute inpatient care, developmental and childhood diseases, early intervention, pediatric upper extremity conditions, pediatric psychological and chronic pain, and augmentative communication and assistive technology. Fellows are compensated and are eligible for benefits through Boston Children’s Hospital because they are considered employees of the hospital. Fellowship dates: Aug. 19, 2024, to Aug. 15, 2025, allowing for the fellow to have time off during the year.

Highlights of the program include:

Admission requirements

  • graduate of an OT program accredited by ACOTE or approved by the WFOT (required by AOTA)
  • have successfully passed the NBCOT exam for initial certification (required by AOTA)
  • minimum of three years of experience as an occupational therapist
  • meets all the requirements for employment at Boston Children’s Hospital
  • licensed or eligible for licensure in Massachusetts
  • current CPR certification

Admissions process

  • submit completed application by deadline (Jan. 31, 2024)
  • resume or CV
  • interview
  • letter of intent/objectives for participation in program (limit to two pages)
  • career goals in pediatric occupational therapy
  • summary of prior clinical and educational experience related to pediatrics
  • two letters from references

Please contact:

Dawn Gordon, MOT, OTR
Occupational Therapist, II