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A sweeping effort to create a shared vision for physical therapist (PT) clinical education has led to a set of recommendations that could help shape the future of the profession. Now your input is needed.

Launched by the APTA House of Delegates in 2014, the effort is guided by the Education Leadership Partnership, a group including representatives from The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), APTA, and the Education Section of APTA. The interrelated recommendations now up for input were created by the Best Practices for Physical Therapist Clinical Education Task Force, a group charged with "proposing potential courses of action for a doctoring profession to move toward practice that best meets the evolving needs of society."

The task force recommendations were reviewed and modified by the APTA Board of Directors and presented in a report to the 2017 House of Delegates.

The partnership is offering 2 opportunities for feedback: a virtual town hall on August 17, 8:00 pm–9:30 pm (ET), and an in-person town hall on October 12 held as part of the APTA Education Leadership Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Registration information and instructions for preparing for the town halls are available on the task force webpage. That webpage also includes an informational video on the recommendations.

Can't make either event? Stay tuned for an online survey about the recommendations coming in mid-August. PT in Motion News will announce the survey's launch date when it becomes available.


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