Occupational Therapy Students Getting Hands On Experience

Initiative Description

An assistant professor with the University of the Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy promoted the Goodwill Home Medical Equipment (GHME) warehouse as a sample lab for occupational therapy students. The collaboration with GHME gave students the ability to experience real equipment and interact with employees to complete their lab assignment. These students visited the warehouse over a 2-month period with case assignments from their professor. Their assignments were to photograph equipment useful to their case study.

Lessons Learned/Replication

This program was so successful that GHME currently has a doctoral student of Occupational Therapy doing her capstone project at GHME. Her project’s focus is on expanding awareness through marketing professionals and consigner physicians. Her project will involve education and training on medical equipment for employees and customers. Providing updated handouts and in-person training that will coincide and assist with GHME CHAP accreditation.

Year of Implementation



New Jersey

Initiative contact information

Mike Marotta