Spring Semester: Second and the last semester
January 28, 2019
Since the Post-Professional Master’s program is a one-year program, the second semester which I’m taking now is my last semester! Although it was one of the reasons why I chose the USC Chan Division, it feels so fast since I started the program.
The first semester was pretty tough, getting used to school as well as adapting to new environments. However, I think the Post-Professional Master’s Program is well-structured with curriculum and the Division has been really supportive for international students.
In the fall semester, I mostly took required courses with one elective course, OT 500: Clinical Problems in Occupational Therapy, which helps international students to be eligible to take NBCOT exam. In the spring semester, on the other hand, I mostly take elective courses and two required courses. Speaking of electives, it was really nice as I could choose what I want and interested in, but at the same time, it was really confusing as I wanted to take more than I can.
It was hard to choose, but among all the electives, I decided to take four of them:
OT 574: Enhancing Motor Control for Occupation,
OT 578: Therapeutic Communication: Facilitating Changes in Clients,
OT 583: Current Application of Lifestyle Redesign, and
OT 575: Dysphagia across the Lifespan: Pediatrics through Geriatrics (for the first six weeks).
I chose those courses because some are very new to me, especially the Lifestyle Redesign which is developed in here. I also chose some courses that are a little bit familiar to me as I wanted to learn some perspectives from the US. So far, I’m enjoying the courses. I love that I can have hands-on practices with classmates as well as real patients and I’m looking forward to learning more!