AOTA Fellowship Program
Keck Medical Center of USC Physical Rehabilitation Fellowship Program
According to the U.S. News & World Report, the hospitals of Keck Medicine of USC rank among the nation’s “Best Hospitals,” which recognizes hospitals that do the best job treating the most challenging cases.
The Keck Medical Center of USC is comprised of Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Care Medical Group Inc., and affiliated satellites throughout the community. Clinical faculty members from the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy currently practice throughout the hospitals and clinics of Keck Medical Center of USC, providing cutting-edge quality care to patients, in addition to top of the line education for students and fellows.
The Keck Medical Center of USC Physical Rehabilitation Fellowship Program is an exclusive program designed to create expert clinicians and transformative leaders who impact healthcare delivery, policy, education, and research to meet society’s needs. The purpose of this program is to foster the development of expertise in the clinical setting for additional emphasis on the acquisition of expertise in clinical processes and skills through exposure to and participation in highly dynamic, complex and challenging practice settings.
This Fellowship program is offered in a variety of locations across Keck Medical Center of USC, spanning the continuum of care:
- Acute Inpatient Floors at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital
Clients served include those receiving care from approximately 50 specialty and subspecialty service lines, such as Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, Palliative Medicine, Urology, and more. The Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital occupational therapy department provides intensive, skilled therapy spanning from early mobilization in the intensive care units to preparation for community re-integration on the med-surge floors.
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Keck Hospital of USC
Clients served include those referred from Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, and external facilities, encompassing all service lines as stated above. The IRU meets regulatory standards required by the Center for Medicare Services to provide intensive, skilled therapy services.
- Outpatient Hand Therapy Clinic at Keck Medical Center of USC Healthcare Center II
Clients served include those who have experienced injury, trauma, disorders, and/or diseases to the upper extremity, including the hand, wrist, and forearm. Fellows are provided appropriate supervision due to the California advanced practice designation for hand therapy.
- Outpatient Clinic at Keck Hospital of USC — Vision/Low Vision services, Neurological services
Clients served include those with low vision (e.g., visual deficits as a result of age-related changes, disease, and trauma to the eye), visual perceptual deficits, and any other deficits as a result of neurological injury.
The KMC USC Fellowship program focuses on clinical expertise, leadership, and innovation, and provides an environment conducive to the cultivation of highly skilled Occupational Therapy practitioners. This is accomplished through mentored service delivery (minimum 560 hours) and a comprehensive curriculum that covers topics including clinical conditions, reasoning and performance skills as related to occupation-based and evidence-based practice, ethical practice skills, interpersonal skills, and professional engagement.
For additional information, or if you are interested in applying for this fellowship opportunity, please contact:
Keck Hospital of USC Fellowship Coordinator
Lucy Hosoda OTD, OTR/L, Neuro-IFRAH, PAM, CBIS, CLT
Clinical Manager of Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy