Meet Doctor of Occupational Therapy Student Jack Norcross (Sargent ’19)

Why Sargent College

Beginning the entry-level occupational therapy doctorate program at Boston University was such a great decision for my life and my career. I have met wonderful people all from different places who bring with them intellectually diverse perspectives. I feel comfortable meeting with professors to talk about anything, and I know they care deeply about what I have to say. Through the professors here at BU and all of the school’s academic connections, I have access to everything: world-class hospitals, local schools, autism research labs, spinal cord injury rehabilitation programs, treatment programs for substance use disorders. I am free to explore all that OT has to offer here.

A Diverse and Personalized Learning Experience

Your unique experiences are really valued. I had almost no knowledge of statistics, healthcare policy, anatomy, or other subjects like therapeutic art groups, but I was able to learn from classmates who did. This size of our classes really helped our learning. There was always a variety of different perspectives and experiences, but our classes were small enough that our voices were always heard and we had one-on-one guidance from our professors. The time I can spend with the professors is really amazing.

BU and Beyond

Looking forward to life after school, I know that I will be fully prepared for whatever practice-area I choose and that my peers and professors will remain an important part of my professional life. I am so glad to have discovered occupational therapy as a career and that I have had the opportunity to study and develop as a practitioner in a setting where I love learning and practicing, I have all the support and resources that I need, and I know that the people around me are truly invested in my success.

Jack Norcross (Sargent ’19)