The DPT Class of 2022 donned their white coats for the first time at the 2019 White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 22 held on the Broad Lawn at the Health Sciences Campus. Watch the video here.
This week, we welcome nearly 150 DPT students to USC. On Thursday, the new students put on their white coats for the first time and took an oath to uphold the professionalism and clinical excellence befitting a USC physical therapist. Click here for more about the class.
Join us for Class of 2019 Commencement on May 10 starting at 3 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium with a reception to follow in the Tutor Center Ballroom.
With the advent of the new DPT@USC hybrid program, which began this summer, there are now two educational paths that ultimately converge into a USC doctor of physical therapy degree. In this issue, we asked first-year residential DPT student Cheri Chan DPT ’21 and first-year hybrid student Maya Acocella DPT ’21 to chronicle two days in their lives as USC DPT students to show how similar (and, in some cases, how different) the two educational paths are.
USC students have participated in several successful advocacy campaigns, including working to keep physical therapy designated as an essential health benefit within the Affordable Care Act and improving physical therapy access for California children with disabilities.
Leon hopes to balance physical therapy career with advocacy efforts on behalf of underserved communities. BY JOHN HOBBS May 10, 2018 When Esther Leon’s grandfather… Read more »
Snyder combines care and rigor in his studies and life, making him one to watch. BY KATHARINE GAMMON May 9, 2018 Luke Snyder remembers the… Read more »
Joyner hopes to bring greater diversity to the physical therapy profession. BY YASMINE PEZESHKPOUR MCM ’16 May 08, 2018 When Roneisha Joyner was applying for… Read more »
Hsu overcame leukemia, paralysis and speech impediment to pursue his dream career. BY MICHELLE McCARTHY May 7, 2018 On Christmas Day 2009, Brandon Hsu DPT ’18 was… Read more »
By Katharine Gammon James McAfee DPT ’18 didn’t know whether he wanted to go into medicine or physical therapy. As a UCLA graduate, he got… Read more »