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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Qian Xu 许倩 OTD ’23

Qian Xu 许倩 OTD ’23

Hometown: Linfen, Shanxi Province, China

Program: Post-Professional OTD, Class of 2023

家乡: 中国山西省临汾市
项目: 作业治疗专业博士,2023级

Residency Focus: Hand Therapy, Ergonomics
实习方向: 手外伤康复,人体工程学

Where did you receive your bachelor’s degree and in what major?
你在哪里获得你的本科学士学位, 主修什么专业?
I received my bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation therapy from Tianjin Medical University.
我在天津医科大学获得康复治疗学的本科学士学位。

What do you like about occupational therapy?
你喜欢作业治疗的什么?
Occupational therapy has healing power. It teaches me to look into life with beautiful eyes, to identify meaningful occupations and keep my passion along the journey of life. I used to be a pessimist. During the process of pursuing my master’s degree, I faced big challenges in both my courses and research. It was occupational therapy that helped me think more positively and appreciate the support and love around me.
作业治疗具有治愈心灵的力量,它教会我发现生活中的美,寻找对自己有意义的作业活动,持续地热爱生活。从前的我更多的是一个悲观主义者,在作业治疗的硕士学习期间,我的学习和科研上都遇到了很大的挑战,但作业治疗让我慢慢学会了从积极的角度看待问题,感受周围人的支持和爱。

What is the focus of your current residency?
你在目前的实习点主要学习/做什么?
For clinical track, my residency site is the hand clinic at the Keck Medicine of USC. By observing the evaluation and treatment sessions of hand therapy, I gained a deeper understanding of the recovery journey of different hand diseases. For research track, my residency is situated at the Musculoskeletal Sonography and Occupational Performance (MSOP) lab. My research project involves coding videos to analyze the exert force and wrist postures of dental hygiene students so as to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
临床实习方面,我在Keck医学中心的手康复门诊学习。通过观察手功能康复的评估和治疗环节,我对不同手部疾病的康复过程有了更加深入的了解。科研方面,我所在的实验室主要研究方向是肌肉骨骼超声和作业活动表现。 我参与的这个研究项目是观察录制的洁牙师的工作视频,对他们的用力程度和手腕姿势进行编码分析,为预防该人群工作相关的肌肉骨骼疾病提供参考意见。

How do you plan to advance OT in China?
你计划如何推进OT在中国的发展?
The immersive experience in clinical residency has encouraged me to set up a comprehensive framework suitable to the medical regulation and management system in China, including but not limited to the standardized assessment procedure, the treatment documentation template, and the integration of home exercise programs. In addition, the transdisciplinary feature of my research residency inspires me to collaborate with different research teams from other professions to advocate for the special value of occupational therapy after going back to China. In turn, the dissemination of multidisciplinary scientific findings could potentially broaden the field of clinical practice.
临床上的沉浸式体验鼓舞着我回国后结合中国的医疗体系和管理规定,建立一套综合的完善的作业治疗师的工作模式,包括但不限于标准化的评估流程,具体的治疗文书模板,以及引入患者的居家锻炼项目等。另外,我的研究实习点的多学科合作模式,启发我在科研方面可以寻求不同专业的研究团队之间的合作。反过来,这种多学科科研成果的产出还可以进一步拓展作业治疗的临床工作领域。

What are your favorite occupation(s)?
你最喜欢的作业活动是什么?
My favorite occupation is hiking. I can see many different beautiful sceneries along the way. Exposure to nature makes me escape from the busy city life. The fresh air and cool breeze can change my mood for the better. When going hiking together with my friends, we always keep track of each other’s daily life and share interesting stories.
我喜欢的作业活动是远足。远足过程中,我一路可以看到很多不同的美丽景色。通过远足,我得以从繁忙的城市生活中解放出来。大自然新鲜的空气和凉爽的微风让我心情愉悦。有朋友陪伴的时候,我们还可以交流彼此的近况,分享一些有趣的故事。