Occupational Therapy Professional Development Committee

Amaan Bharmal, Treasurer

Name & PDC Position: Amaan Bharmal, Treasurer

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences

What made you pursue OT, and where do you see yourself going: I saw OT as a field that many people did not know about. I pursued OT due to the vast opportunities available in a variety of different settings with different populations. In the future, I can see myself working in a mental health setting, potentially as a mental health therapist.

What you enjoy most about the program: My favourite part about the program are the numerous guest speakers and real-life patients. They make each illness much more realistic and justify why the curriculum contains the material it does.

Fun piece of information about yourself: I run half marathons and love to travel.

One piece of advice to first year students: Don’t get overwhelmed with the course load. Go to social events as often as you can- friends help you get through the program!