Latest Chan Division News
Significant PKUHSC News and Updates ⟩
February 9, 2023
A variety of exciting changes are on the horizon for the Peking University Health Science Center’s educational structure and administration.
Beginning in 2016, when USC Chan formed a partnership with Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) to develop an innovative dual-degree program, the goal has always been to advance occupational therapy (OT) education, practice, and research standards in China. As we approach the third year…
USC-PKUHSC Dual-Degree OTD Monthly Seminars: Fall 2022 Semester Recap ⟩
December 14, 2022
China Initiative team hosts monthly seminars for the USC-PKUHSC dual-degree students in the OTD program to integrate their mixed-track residency experiences and apply their learning to their future role in China.
Some of the more challenging difficulties students studying abroad have to overcome are related to cultural and language barriers. The USC-PKUHSC dual-degree students are no exception, and these concerns were magnified during the clinical portion of their time at USC. Due to the significant contrast…
6th International Occupational Therapy Conference ⟩
April 16, 2022
The China Initiative team attended the virtual 6th International Occupational Therapy Conference (IOTC) hosted in Chengdu, China.
Despite the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the China Initiative team continues to find ways to remain engaged with the occupational therapy scene in Mainland China. In April this year, The China Initiative team attended the 6th International Occupational Therapy Conference…
Trojans gather to celebrate Lunar New Year ⟩
January 31, 2022
Participants from 9 countries share, reflect and engage in occupations to mark the holiday.
By Danny Park Students celebrating the Lunar New Year (photo/courtesy of Cheng Kai (Jason) Lin) Nearly 50 students and faculty from the USC Chan Division and Peking University Health Science Center gathered together online to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday on Jan. 28. The Lunar New Year is an…
The theme of this year’s World Occupational Therapy Day was “Belong. Be you.” USC faculty and students officially welcomed the PKUHSC students as they gathered for a celebration of World Occupational Therapy Day.
This year, World Occupational Therapy Day promotes the power of diversity and inclusion as we work together to build community and resilience. It is the perfect time for the China Initiative team to host an official welcome gathering for the first cohort of USC-PKUHSC dual-degree students, now in…
Start of Level II Fieldwork for the 1st Cohort of PKUHSC Students ⟩
January 18, 2021
The inaugural cohort begins their first 8-week Level II fieldwork rotation to prepare them for entry-level competence as future OT practitioners.
The start of the new year signaled another “first” for the inaugural cohort of master’s occupational therapy students at the Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC). Having finished their master’s level academic coursework last semester, the inaugural cohort officially started their…
Inaugural China Initiative Academic Workshop: Critical Reading in Graduate School ⟩
September 25, 2020
The China Initiative OTD residents hosted a series of virtual workshops with the first one centered on critical reading in graduate school for the first-year PKUHSC students.
With the beginning of a new academic year, the China Initiative OTD residents began a new project to provide academic support to the master’s students enrolled in the occupational therapy-focused master’s program at Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC). The inaugural workshop focuses…
PKUHSC Program Returns to In-Person Teaching ⟩
September 14, 2020
More than six months after transitioning to virtual instruction, Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) dual-degree students returned to in-person classes and restored normal campus life in Beijing.
After 7 months of online teaching that began after the Lunar New Year national holidays in February 2020, PKUHSC instructors and students finally returned to in-person classes, as the COVID-19 pandemic subsided in China. Cohort 1 continued their typical second-year coursework, including an in-person…
China Initiative PhD Student Co-Teaches Occupational Science Seminar in the Master’s Program at PKUHSC ⟩
July 28, 2020
Buwen Yao, a China Initiative scholar and current 3rd year PhD student at USC Chan, joins a PKUHSC instructor in co-teaching the Occupational Science Seminar course in the master’s program.
Buwen Yao Buwen Yao, at the time a medical student in rehabilitation medicine at Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC), was selected as a China Initiative scholar in 2018 to complete a PhD in occupational science (OS) at USC Chan. She will be amongst the first, if not the first person…
PKUHSC and USC jointly held a virtual Welcome Ceremony for the second cohort of students admitted to the PKUHSC Master’s Program in Rehabilitation Therapy (Occupational Therapy Track).
PKUHSC held an online Welcome Ceremony for the second cohort of students admitted to the PKUHSC Master’s Program in Rehabilitation Therapy (Occupational Therapy Track). The ceremony was attended by both PKUHSC faculty and instructors, as well as USC China Initiative faculty and doctoral residents.…