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It's a truism that no 2 snowflakes are identical. The same can be said about integrated clinical education programs (ICE), with variables that include clinical sites, scheduling, length of programs, content, the student-clinic matching process, and much more.

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Some view the wide variation of programs as positive—a reflection of the school, students, clinical sites, and patient needs. Others view that same lack of uniformity as negative—resulting in variables that may be inconsistent with the future vision of physical therapy.

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  1. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. Education Section, American Physical Therapy Association. 2014. 48(Supplement 1).

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