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Ep 42: The Value of Membership in Shaping the OT Profession with Vikram Pagpatan

The Value of Membership in Shaping the OT Profession with Vikram Pagpatan

AOTA’s elections are upon us and historically, less than 4% of members participate in annual voting. This is such a small percentage of practitioners influencing the future of our profession.  Today I am joined by AOTA’s presidential candidate and current Board Member, Vik Pagpatan as he brings us his insight from the inside, discussing the full scope of AOTA, the profession as a whole, and the power of community. That’s why this week on The Amplify OT Podcast, I am talking about the value of membership in shaping the OT profession. 

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In this episode, Vikram and I cover:

  • What motivated Vik to get further involved in AOTA, becoming a member of the Board of Directors and now running for President of the association. 
  • Addressing the misconceptions of power and influence in associations like AOTA. 
  • Why representation is so critical to enact change of any kind. 
  • Challenges OT professionals are facing across the country. 
  • The power and value of community in all forms. 
  • A brief overview of Vik’s panel addressing men in OT, encouraging further discussions on underrepresented topics. 

As a reminder, AOTA elections open up on February 2, 2024, and close on February 23, 2024, at 11:59 AM ET. You must be an AOTA member to vote.

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