Eligibility requirements

The Acute and Critical Care Occupational Therapist Fellowship at UW Health is a full-time, 12½-month program.


To be eligible for the Acute and Critical Care Occupational Therapist Fellowship Program, you must have:

  • Graduated from a ACOTE accredited occupational therapy program
  • Completed clinical internships/fieldworks as required by the academic program (preferably in the physical rehabilitation/acute care setting)
  • Eligible for occupational therapist licensure in the State of Wisconsin and has obtained license prior to start of program.
  • Must apply and obtain NPI number prior to starting the fellowship program
  • Must obtain CPR certification

New graduates with a significant interest in acute care occupational therapy are eligible to apply if the meet the above-mentioned criteria.


To obtain information on licensing, contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Application process

  • Current resume/CV
  • Cover letter detailing reason for application to the fellowship program
  • Statement essay of goals and objectives (1,000 words) for fellowship area of interest in acute and critical care occupational therapy along with areas of research interest. Please include:
    • Strengths and/or weaknesses that might influence participation in the program.
    • Two clinical experiences that will contribute to your ability to succeed in the program.
  • Three letters of recommendation including one from former professor/mentor and one from previous/current employer
  • Submit all required materials to TJ Moodie, Fellowship Coordinator, at tmoodie@uwhealth.org

Application dates

  • The application period is open as of October 15, 2023
  • The application deadline is April 15
  • Interviews will occur in late April
  • The expected offering date is May 15