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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Ali

More Than Just Classes: Interprofessional Geriatric Curriculum Program

, by Ali

As part of our course curriculum in the second year, all three cohorts take OT 538: Current Issues in Practice: Adulthood & Aging. This course addresses the shifting demographics of society with the worldwide phenomenon of aging and occupational therapy’s... Read more

Caroline

Take a Peek at Pediatrics!

, by Caroline

Whenever I give prospective students a tour of our facilities and classrooms during Information Sessions, the Pediatrics classroom tends to get a lot of “oohs” and “aahs.” Rightfully so! Half of the classroom is filled with colorful things to jump... Read more

Linah

Why Did I Become an Occupational Therapist?

, by Linah

Ever since I was little I loved helping people and found value in standing up for those who need it. I grew up in a household of doctors, so I have had a good idea about medicine and loved the... Read more

Erika

Standardized Patients: the Good, the Bad, and Becoming the Hulk

, by Erika

One of the best opportunities our program offers is the chance to practice transfers with standardized patients in our Adult Rehab immersion. What’s a standardized patient? It’s a person carefully recruited and trained to take on the characteristics of a... Read more

Ali

Bachelor’s to Master’s in Occupational Therapy: A community not just a major

, by Ali

We just hosted our OT Welcome Back Dinner for the Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Program students. With 9-11 students per graduating class, the Accelerated BS to MA community is a very small and connected group. Dr. Joanne Park and the... Read more

Caroline

Let’s Talk Fieldwork – Part II: School-Based Pediatrics

, by Caroline · 1 comment

In my previous blog post I explained how Level I and Level II Fieldwork experiences work in our program at USC, and shared about my previous Fieldwork placements. As promised, this blog is devoted to my current Level I Fieldwork... Read more

Bryan

A Summer of Lessons From Master Wu

, by Bryan

I never liked kids. Maybe it was growing up as an only child, or not liking loud noises or when things get too messy (sensory sensitivities…), I always distanced myself from having to interact with a child more than a... Read more

Kaitlyn

In the Mood for Food: Eating in LA

, by Kaitlyn

I really love people and I also really love food. So, it makes sense that being able to share a good-tasting meal with people I care about is one of my favorite occupations. Fellow student ambassador, Erika, did a great... Read more

Erika

New to LA? No Worries!

, by Erika

Every LA native has their list of go-tos to take people when they visit but they also have their smaller, more intimate list of what a friend of mine calls, “secret squirrel spots.” These are places that are just a... Read more

Ali

From Undergrad to Grad life

, by Ali

Although I am a second year in the graduate program, I technically completed my undergraduate degree in May 2017. Therefore these first few weeks of classes have been full of transition and adjustment from living on the University Park Campus... Read more

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