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University of Southern California
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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Zhizhuo Wang 王志灼 OTD ’22

Zhizhuo Wang 王志灼 OTD ’22

Hometown: Fujian Province, China

Program: Post-Professional OTD, Class of 2022

家乡:中国福建
项目作业治疗专业博士,2022级

Residency Focus: Musculoskeletal; Acute Rehabilitation
实习方向:肌肉骨骼方向;急性期康复

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 sports rehabilitation from Tianjin Medical University.
我在天津医科大学获得运动康复专业本科学士学位。

What do you like about occupational therapy?
你喜欢作业治疗的什么?

Occupational therapy captivates me due to its client-centeredness. It changes my way of seeing the patient not only with a biomechanical lens, but also with a holistic lens. Occupational therapy supports patients in doing what they like to do, want to do or are expected to do, which really means a lot to rebuild their new life. Furthermore, as an aspiring occupational therapist, I am proud of myself for choosing this profession as my lifelong career. Every time I see patients’ satisfied faces and hear them say “thank you”, I felt exuberant and could wait to see more. Occupational therapy resides in my heart.
作业治疗深深地吸引我的是其以患者为中心的治疗理念。作业治疗改变了我看待患者的方式,不仅局限于疾病功能方面,而是以整体观(全人)的角度看待患者。作业治疗给予患者所爱,所想,及所期望的活动,以此更好地重塑患者新的生活。作为一名胸怀鸿鹄之志的作业治疗师,我以选择作业治疗作为奉献一生的事业而感到无比的自豪。每当看到患者脸上洋溢着满足的笑容,聆听到发至患者心底的感谢,我都不由得欢喜雀跃,以及贪婪的想要看到和听到更多诸如此类的反馈。最后,我由衷的觉得作业治疗已经悄无声息地在我心中深根发芽。

What are some memorable moments from your residency experience?
在你的实习经历中有哪些难忘的时刻?

There are some treasurable moments from my three different experiences including the leadership tracks of Education, Clinical Research and Advanced Clinical Practice. For my pedagogy focus, I worked with Dr. Samia Rafeedie in the OT 501 course and Dr. Myka Persson in the OT 260 course. During these two courses, I was totally astonished by their teaching styles, the lovely students, and active class environment. I still remember when I first stood in front of students to present a small lecture. The professors and students encouraged me a lot and my nervousness faded. For my research focus in the Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Lab (NPNL), I’ve met genuine peers and supervisors, and it’s been such an enjoyable time. For my clinical focus, I was super surprised by what OTs really do for patients in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at the Keck Medical Center of USC. I hope that I can translate what I learned here back to China.
我在教学,科学研究,临床实践的领导力培养方向上都留下了宝贵的记忆。在作为助教期间,我先后与OT 501课程的 Dr. Samia Rafeedie 和 OT 260 Dr. Myka Persson 一起并肩作战,并为他们幽默风趣的教学方式,活泼可爱的学生,以及极具感染力的课堂气氛感到深深地震撼。我依稀记得我第一次站在学生面前进行部分内容讲授时,老师和同学们鼓励的眼神和话语让我的紧张感逐渐消退。在神经可塑性和神经康复研究所进行科学研究期间,我非常感谢热忱的导师和同伴们,正是你们的存在,让我度过了愉快难忘的研究时光。在临床实践方面,我对作业治疗师在Keck 医院急性期康复中为患者提供的作业治服务感到无比地震撼。我希望我能把我所见,所学及所悟带回中国,并开展适合中国临床环境的作业治疗服务。

How do you plan to advance OT in China?
你计划如何推进OT在中国的发展?

When I return to China, I will act as a faculty member at the Fujian Medical University. Firstly, I plan to promote the education and teachings of occupational therapy. By doing so, I can support the cultivation of more and more professional occupational therapists. Secondly, I hope to conduct occupational science research to support evidence in its effectiveness. Last, but not least, I hope to participate in national and domestic conferences in order to promote occupational therapy among colleagues and the general public.
当我回到国内时,我将在福建医科大学任职。首先,我将积极推进作业治疗专业教育教学工作,以培养更多专业的作业治疗师。其次,我希望开展作业科学的相关研究以佐证作业治疗的临床功效。最后,我将积极参与各种国际或国内会议,在同行和大众面前宣传作业治疗的价值。

What are your favorite occupation(s)?
你最喜欢的作业活动是什么?

My favorite occupation is swimming. Although I just learned the breaststroke swimming technique, I enjoy the feeling of being in the water. It is a feeling of freshness, relief and peacefulness. Because of COVID-19 pandemic, I had no opportunity to find a place to swim. However, I’ve grown to take a liking to jogging along the street in the morning or evening as an alternative.
我最喜欢的作业活动是游泳。尽管我只会蛙泳,但我享受沉浸于水中的那份清新,舒缓以及静谧的感觉。由于疫情,很多游泳馆都选择性的关闭了。为了保持基本的活动需求,我发现迎着林荫小道慢跑也是一种不错的选择。