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Peking University Health Science Center Signed MOU with University of South California on Graduate Programs in Occupational Therapy

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    The Peking University Health Science Center delegation visited the University of South California on 17 October 2016. Prof. Qimin Zhan, the President of Peking University Health Science Center and the Prof. Michael Quick, the Provost of University of South California signed the MOU to formalize a new partnership between the two academic institutions to develop one of China’s first graduate programs specializing in occupational therapy. The program offers students a master’s in rehabilitation (with an emphasis in occupational therapy) from the Peking University Health Science Center through a program that will replicate the world-renowned curriculum at USC Chan. Graduates of the master’s program will then be eligible to apply to the post-professional occupational therapy doctorate program at USC. During the first two years of the partnership, USC Chan and PKU/Peking University Health Science Center faculty members will collaborate to develop the contours of the program, making sure it is responsive to the specific health needs of China. The program’s first faculty members will be individuals appointed by the Peking University Health Science Center to spend two years at USC Chan, earning both a post-professional master’s degree and a post-professional occupational therapy doctorate. These faculty members will then return to China to launch the Peking University Health Science Center program. In addition to establishing the master’s program, the partnership paves the way for Chinese PhD students to study at USC Chan.





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