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Why I chose USC

Occupational therapy graduate student Joyce Yoo MA ’19 tells USC HSC News why she chose to pursue her education and training at USC Chan.

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By Joyce Yoo MA ’19/USC HSC News

Photo courtesy of Joyce Yoo

Photo courtesy of Joyce Yoo

“In order to share why I chose USC, I must first explain why I decided to pursue occupational therapy.

Though it has many different definitions, I have defined OT as beautiful disruptions. It goes without saying that life is not perfect 100 percent of the time. Whether it’s anxiety from taking a test to recovering from a major life surgery, we are consistently met with disruptions along the way.

Sometimes these disruptions halt our daily life or routines of self care. Other disruptions can take away our sense of identity, competency and purpose. I strongly believe that occupational therapists meet clients where they are to guide them through such disruptions, transforming them into something beautiful, purposeful and meaningful.”

Read the full article at USC HSC News.