At a key transition point in their studies, occupational therapy students across all USAHS campuses participate in a meaningful ritual, witnessed by family and friends. The OT pinning ceremony marks the end of the classroom portion of their studies and the beginning of their fieldwork. For Residential MOT and OTD students, this happens in their fourth term, and for Flex, in the seventh term. A longstanding tradition in OT practice, the pin celebrates the diversity of practice areas, the client-centered nature of our practice and the values of our profession. “It’s an opportunity for faculty to acknowledge our students’ transition from classroom learning to clinical learning,” says Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L, director of the entry-level OT programs on Read more
Jason Lum graduated from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the University of California, Berkeley, with graduate degrees in public policy and law, respectively. He also completed intensive executive leadership training at MIT. Prior to his graduate work, Lum received a BA with college honors from Washington University in St. Louis, and upon graduation studied, lectured, and traveled throughout Southeast Asia as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar based at the National University of Singapore.
Lum’s professional experience touches upon the public and private sectors and both law and public policy. He served as an assistant to a member of Congress and to a state governor and also served as a law clerk at the United States Department of Justice. He has also practiced law at several large, multinational law firms, representing healthcare organizations.
Lum is the recipient of national awards in public policy and international affairs such as the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Public Policy and International Affairs, and fellowships from the Public Employees Roundtable in Washington, D.C., and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.