Professional suitability of students at the point of selection: what is it realistic to assess?
Author: Bradley, Gemma
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 76, Number 4, April 2013 , pp. 200-202(3)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:Educators and practitioners involved in the selection of occupational therapy students are required to make judgements in relation to academic and non-academic elements to assess suitability for a programme of study and for future professional practice. The increasing attention surrounding the professionalism of health professionals, and the need to be responsive to changing applicant motivations, means that the assessment of non-academic elements, often equated to indicators of professional suitability, is of ongoing importance. This opinion piece suggests that there are many challenges with understanding professional suitability, particularly at the point of selection, and encourages debate to contribute to shared professional understanding.
Document Type: Short Communication
Publication date: 2013-04-01
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
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