Nadine Overhoff

MSc(OT) - Entry Level Student

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Why Dal?

Aside from the school's excellent reputation,  I chose Dal because of the faculty's dedication to promoting a rich learning environment with diverse clinical and research experiences, the school's sense of community, and the wide variety of fieldwork opportunities available to students.

What inspires me?

Seeing children, regardless of the obstacles they face, laughing and smiling as they have the opportunity to partake in the same activities as their peers.  I find this especially rewarding in sport and leisure activities. I am looking forward to completing my next fieldwork placement in Moshi, Tanzania, where my focus will be in the field of pediatrics. This experience will hopefully assist me in acquiring my dream job in pediatric neurorehabilitation. As this year's president of the student society, I am proud of all the work students and faculty put in to promoting the school and supporting the community, whether it be through showcasing our work at the Occupational Therapy Atlantic conference, hosting Kids' Day, or preparing an amazing show for For the Health of It. I am proud to say that I am a student of Dalhousie's occupational therapy program.

Research and presentations


Published Abstract

Gosain, S., Overhoff, N. (2011). Burden of TB in HIV-positive South Africans. Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences, 2(1), p. 63.

Ongoing project

Our Time at University: Community Involvement in the School of Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University.

  • Status: Poster to be presented at the OT Atlantic Conference on October 4th and 5th, 2013.
  • Co-author: Andrew Owusu

Ongoing project

Impact of climate change on the health of the Guyanese population

  • Status: research completed, writing the paper
  • Co-author: Dr. Raywat Deonandan

Awards

  • Faculty of Graduate Studies 2nd Round Allocation Scholarship
  • Lawtons Home HealthCare Entrance Scholarship