Hot Off The Press!!!
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Here at USC Chan, we actually have our very own magazine! The USC Chan Magazine is the division’s premier publication and releases twice yearly. The Fall 2020/Winter 2021 issue was recently published, and I had the pleasure of contributing to it as a writer and interviewer. Major thank you to the man behind the magazine, Dr. Mike McNulty, for his guidance, support, creativity and flexibility throughout the entire process, as well as for being such a driving force in making these magazines come to life! So much work gets put into crafting each issue and his collaborative efforts to piece everything together with all contributors is 👏!
Here are links to some articles included in the latest issue:
- The Longest Year by Dr. Carnie Lewis: Reflections on the frontline pandemic experience from a hospital-based occupational therapist.
- Lessons Learned by Calvin Lee (me!): A new course helps make sense of the pandemic by studying it.
- Pain and Pleasure by Jamie Wetherbe: Face to face and through the screen, a USC occupational therapist helps a client better manage her everyday pain to improve quality of life.
- To Do Unto Others by Dominique Como: Narrowing oral health disparities gaps of Black/African American children with and without disabilities.
I’m also very grateful to have been able to tailor this experience towards my OT 540: Leadership Capstone Externship Project. The externship is an experience where students are provided with the opportunity to build leadership skills and explore an area that is of interest to them. I’ve always been fascinated with the USC Chan Magazine and I was very interested in learning about how an OT lens can contribute to the realm of copywriting and advertisement. I highly recommend giving the magazines a read 😊! Reflecting back, it’s amazing to see how much we’ve accomplished and overcome together as a USC Chan community.