OT Mentoring Program

Occupational Therapy logoCreated in March 2016, the OT Mentoring program is designed to facilitate the students’ connection to the profession.  The objectives of this program are to: 1) foster the development of the students’ professional identity; 2) develop the students’ skills for reflection; and 3) develop the students’ sense of OT practice through clinical examples or lived experiences.

Starting from U1, our students are partnered with an OT mentor, a clinician representing a particular practice area.  Each OT Mentor meets with their students in groups, for two, 3-hour sessions in an academic year and follows the students throughout the entire program. 

Various topics are brought up in the mentoring sessions such as, skills and attributes needed for practice, transition from student to student therapist and preparedness for the workforce. 

 

Our current OT Mentors:

  • Alyssa Morellato
  • Amanda St. Jean
  • Amandeep Nandhra
  • Angela Kim
  • Brenda Grant
  • Carly Goodman
  • Claudine Lafrenière
  • Connie Reid
  • Daniel Nguyen
  • Daniela Frabasile
  • Heather Young
  • Jacqueline Nguyen
  • Jenne Saunders
  • Julia Deslage
  • Julie Côté
  • Julie Dumas
  • Karen Falcicchio
  • Krystina Prsa
  • Lina Ianni
  • Martine Désormeaux-Lefebvre
  • Masoud Mehrzad
  • Melissa Myers
  • Odrée Martin-Maillot
  • Patricia Ayoub
  • Reshma Patel
  • Ronna Schwartz
  • Stéphanie Tremblay
  • Valérie Saad
  • Valerie Watters
  • Victoria Stuhec
  • Yuqing Zhao
  • Yvonne Hui,

Interested in being part of this great group of mentors?  Look out for our call for applications every spring or contact Susanne Mak at susanne.mak [at] mcgill.ca.

*Mentors and role-models are key to the development of a professional identity; it is not the only educational intervention we can provide, but it is strongly supported by evidence. SPOT's identity is defined by its people. Mentoring allows individuals within SPOT to learn and understand the implicit and explicit values, beliefs and ways of doing and being. 


SPOT can also be viewed as a community of practice; mentoring fits into that perspective as it also allows for new or less experienced colleagues to move from a point of peripheral engagement in that community of practice to full engagement in that community of practice (e.g. productivity, development of a sense of belonging and commitment).