The clinical and didactic education corresponds with the requirements set forth by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Our program currently has Provisional Status and we are working toward joining the other 8 approved Hand Therapy Fellowships across the country. The mission of our Fellowship Program is synonymous with the other AOTA Fellowship Programs which is “to cultivate and recognize post-professional training programs that advance the knowledge and skills of licensed occupational therapists in focused areas of practice.” – AOTA
The program utilizes several methods of instruction. The fellow will receive a weekly 2 hour lecture series in addition to further didactic study through independent study courses via an online platform. In addition to the various forms of didactic and laboratory education, the fellow will also receive direct supervision during patient care hours and interactions with a clinical faculty member. The fellow will also have the opportunity to observe hand surgeons in the clinic and the operating room.
Dr. Pauline Nguyen, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist
Sunnyvale Location (Sutter)
Fremont Location (Sutter)