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Coir-Schmitz

Cori Schmitz, MEd, BScOT

Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, Assistant Clinical Professor

Rehabilitation Medicine

Occupational Therapy

About Me

Master of Education - Graduate Division of Educational Research - Specialization: Community Rehabilitation & Disability Studies - University of Calgary - 2010

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy - School of Rehabilitation Therapy - Queen's University - 1997

Awards

Rehabilitation Medicine Students’ Association (RMSA) Teaching Award for Occupational Therapy 2013-14

Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) Award 2016 (for service 2008-2011)


Research

Clinical Background

Prior to becoming the ACCE and an instructor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Cori's most recent clinical experience had been in senior’s health and home care in Calgary and in community-based mental health and supported housing in Vancouver.

Professional & Research Interests

  • Fieldwork & Clinical Education
  • Therapeutic Use of Self in OT Practice
  • Professionalism & Transition to Practice
  • Inter-professional (IP) Education & Service Provision
  • Community-based Mental Health Care
  • Diversity & Marginalized Populations
  • Client/Consumer Involvement & Narratives

Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

King, S., Hall, M., McFarlane, L., Paslawski, T., Sommerfeldt, S., Hatch, T., Schmitz, C., Bates, H., Taylor, E. & Norton, B. (2017). Launching First-Year Health Sciences Students into Collaborative Practice: Highlighting Institutional Enablers and Barriers to Success, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31, 386-393.

Nagarajan, S., McAllister, L., McFarlane, L., Hall, M., Schmitz, C., Roots, R., Drynan, D., Avery, L., Murphy, S. & Lam, M. (2016). Telesupervision Benefits for Placements: Allied Health Students' and Supervisors' Perceptions, International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care, 4 (1), 16-27.

Nagarajan, S., McAllister, L., McFarlane, L., Hall, M., Schmitz, C., Roots, R., Drynan, D., Avery, L., Murphy, S. & Lam, M. (2015). Australian and Canadian Student and Supervisor Experiences of Telesupervision In Allied Health Clinical Education. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) 38th Annual Conference Published Proceedings.

Publications (Popular)

Schmitz, C., Lysaght, L., Paterson, M., Lee, M. & Thomas, A. (2017). Establishing Collective Priorities for Occupational Therapy Education Research in Canada, Occupational Therapy Now (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists), 19(5), 28-29.

Schmitz, C. & Hinrichs, J. (2016). An Early Exposure to OT Practice: Our UofA MScOT Introductory Fieldwork Placement Takes OffAssociation of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs (ACOTUP) Newsletter, 27, 6-7.

Schmitz, C. & Stastny, J. (2015). Supervising Students in a Specialized Practice Setting: A New Alberta Therapist Invests In his Profession, Occupational Therapy Now (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists), 18 (1), 16-17.

Hinrichs, J. & Schmitz, C. (2015). Expanding Orientation Week: Laying a Foundation for Student Learning, Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs (ACOTUP) Newsletter, 25, 10-11.