The Clinical Education SIG shall serve as a resource and forum for individuals who have professional concerns for the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of clinical education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. This includes academic and clinical faculty.

  • To provide a vehicle for increasing and improving communication among clinical educators.
  • To increase the participation of clinical educators in the APTA Academy of Education.
  • To provide continuing education in areas pertinent to clinical evaluation and teaching.
  • To foster problem solving in clinical education using the scientific method.
  • To Promote cooperative efforts among educational programs and clinical sites in scheduling, evaluation, and continuing education.
  • To develop guidelines for the continuing development and evaluation of academic and clinical faculty involved in clinical education.
  • To develop guidelines for the continuing development and evaluation of academic and clinical faculty involved in clinical education.
  • To serve as a resource body involved in acquiring, cataloguing, and disseminating information relating to clinical education in physical therapy.
 

Collaborative Model of Clinical Education Toolkit and Resource Handbook

Authors: Katherine Myers, Alice Davis, Shelene Thomas and Catherine Bilyeu

This Toolkit is designed to be used specifically with collaboration between academic programs and clinical sites, providing support and structure for clinical instructors working with students in the 2:1 Model. The authors of the Collaborative Model of Clinical Education Toolkit and Resource Handbook make the following recommendations:

  • The Toolkit is specifically designed to be used by CIs in collaboration with the academic program. An academic program representative should allot time to review the Toolkit and discuss the experience with CI prior to the start date. 
  • The 2:1 model can be successful even with students from different academic programs, however preparation and communication in the following ways is critical for success:
    • at least one of the 2 academic programs should be in communication with the CI as a resource/contact for managing the experience
    • inform the students they will be in a 2:1 prior to the experience; connect the students to allow discussion on learning styles and individual goals for the experience.
  • Be sure to prepare students for the model by: 1) introducing them to the Toolkit and 2) intentionally connecting the 2 students and facilitating conversation around expectations of the experience.
  • If you use the Toolkit and have a moment to let us know, please do so at the contact below - we would love to hear about your experience.
  • During this challenging time, we are happy to help facilitate use of the 2:1 model and this Toolkit. Please reach out for assistance if needed.
    • Contact: Catherine.Bilyeu@cuanschutz.edu
  • Click Here for the the Collaborative Clinical Education Toolkit

 

 
 

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