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    Wanted: PT Perspectives on Clinical Education

    A sweeping multiorganizational effort to create a shared vision for physical therapist clinical education has arrived at a turning point and is now reaching out to the profession for input.

    The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), APTA, the Education Section of APTA, and the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBT) have announced several opportunities for stakeholders in physical therapy to get involved in a conversation about best practices for clinical education in entry-level physical therapist education.

    The opportunities for PT input are being offered in several areas:

    • APTA members are encouraged to read and comment on 7 position papers that were published in a special issue of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education (JOPTE).
    • Attendees at the upcoming NEXT Conference and Exposition in Charlotte are invited to join ACAPT representatives for an open forum about the clinical education visioning process 8:00 am–10:00 am on Friday, June 13, in Convention Center Room 207 AB.
    • Members are encouraged to participate in a series of webinars beginning June 19. The webinars will focus on key issues presented in the JOPTE position papers and will provide more opportunities for input. Details on webinar dates and times can be found online. The webinars will be open to anyone who wants to participate, and will not require registrations or reservations. Information on how to access to the webinars will be shared soon.

    The offerings over the summer will inform the creation of a shared vision at the Clinical Education Summit planned for October 12–13 in Kansas City, Missouri. Organizers will use the positions from the JOPTE papers as they have been shaped through discussions to reach agreement on best practices. Participants at the summit will include 2 representatives from each ACAPT institution, members of APTA leadership, and stakeholders both within and outside of the physical therapy profession. The meeting immediately follows the 2014 Educational Leadership Conference.


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    Please send info on registration for the Cl Ed summit for Dr. A Chaudry and myself. Thank you
    Posted by Elizabeth R. Beasley, Asst DCE on 6/27/2014 3:23 PM
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