Resources for Current Students
This section is intended specifically for current students in the Chan division, but there are other resources of interest to current students across the entire website, so you are encouraged to explore. In particular, in the People section, you can find out about the various student organizations open to you as a Chan OS/OT student.
COVID-19 resources and communications for Chan division students (login required)
Updated Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Program-specific information for new Chan division students
PhD in Occupational Science
Getting started as a student in the PhD in Occupational Science degree program.
Entry-Level Doctorate (OTD)
Getting started as a student in the Entry-Level OTD degree program.
Bachelor’s to Doctorate
Getting started as a student in the Bachelor’s to Doctorate degree program.
Getting started as a student in the Post-Professional OTD degree program.
Getting started as a student in the Post-Professional MA degree program.
Resources for students about, and provided by, the Chan division
Student Event Calendar
A Google Calendar of events relevant to Chan students. The calendar is maintained by Chan students, and has a particular focus on Chan student organizations. Subscribe to keep up with what’s going on.
Useful resources related to academics within the Chan division. Includes student handbooks and other formal academic conduct regulations; information about examinations, including the comprehensive exam; and useful style guides, including APA.
Comprehensive information and resources about fieldwork as a Chan student.
Application information and forms, including applying for OTD residency positions, and other positions and financial awards available to Chan students.
Working as a Student
Useful resources to help with finding work opportunities as a student in the Chan division.
General information about IT resources within the Chan division.
Essential information for your time as a student at USC
Health and Wellbeing
A collection of useful resources provided by USC, and the Chan division, to help you stay healthy and well during your time as a student.
Help with navigating financial issues related to your time at USC.
Resources provided by USC, and the Chan division, to help with finding housing in Los Angeles.
Transportation / Parking
General help with getting around Los Angeles, and USC-specific information provided by USC Transportation, including parking permits.
USC resources for students who have specific accessibility needs.
Various general resources provided by USC, and the Chan division, of specific relevance to international students.
Useful information about life beyond the university
Professional / Career Resources
Information about key occupational science and occupational therapy professional associations, and OS/OT-related career resources.
Living in Los Angeles
Guides and resources about the city, to help you make the most of living in Los Angeles.