Funding for Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

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I wish to do a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from a US University. This is an online program and I don't require to visit US for this. The course would cost me around $40,000/-, which is over and above my 5 years of my annual salary. Since I am not in US I am not eligible for most of the financial aid that are available at University.

The Doctorate degree would help me give better treatment to my patients, by improving clinical acumen. This would also put me in a better position to promote Occupational therapy awareness amongst medical fraternity and also qualify me to start an Occupational Therapy College and a Therapy center in Hyderabad.

Based on the population survey figures of 2001 for Hyderabad which is the 5th largest city in India has a population of 200,000 disabled people. Going by this figure even by wildest estimate we would required around 2000 Occupational Therapists to serve the population needs, however we only have around 25 practicing Occupational Therapist today. This mean that large number of patients are not have access to right treatment and are being severed by people not trained to handle the task.

The primary reason for such a dearth of OTs in Hyderabad is absence of any OT college in the Hyderabad and whole state of Andhra Pradesh. Based on the requirement of OT's today we would need at least 10-15 colleges teaching Occupational Therapy to fulfill the demand and supply gap.

The existing Medical Colleges are not interested in taking up OT studies as it does not make it a viable business option. This is because there is very less awareness among public.

I intend to open a college myself and would require a doctorate degree to qualify.



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