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What Employers and Internationally Educated PTs Should Know.

This APTA Live event will focus on panelists' experiences as internationally educated physical therapists working with recruiters, and how elements of the APTA House of Delegates guideline “Recruiting and Hiring Internationally Educated Physical Therapists” were put into practice and resulted in a good experience. 

Panelists also will share elements of the guideline they wish they had known beforehand. A link to the document will be provided here as it becomes available.

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Your Speakers

Emmanuel B. John, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, MPH, is associate professor and chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Chapman University, in Irvine, Calif. He earned a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from the University of Lagos in Nigeria, a PhD in rehabilitation science from the University of Kansas Medical Center, a DPT from Alabama State University, an MBA from Louisiana State University Shreveport, and an MPH from Liberty University in Virginia.

Ben Aguila PT, DPT, is practice owner of Life In Motion PT in Jersey City, N.J. He is a New Jersey delegate to the APTA House of Delegates; a member of the APTA Staff Work Group for Internationally Educated PTs; a trustee of FUTURE Foundation, a nonprofit for global PT advocacies; an adjunct instructor for Rutgers North DPT program; and creator and host of the Life In Motion podcast/Kilos PT social media series.  

Nerissa Tempora Castellano Borromeo, PT, is a home health physical therapist for Northern Light Homecare and Hospice under Eastern Maine Health Care system. Her practice focuses on geriatrics, cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy, and postsurgical rehabilitation. She earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, and she is pursuing a postprofessional DPT from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania.

Attorney Leandro "Lindy" B. Lachica is in private law practice in New York after several years of government service as a foreign diplomat from the Philippines. He focuses on helping clients resolve their employment and immigration issues. After earning undergraduate and law degrees from the University of the Philippines, he began his career as a litigator in Manila. He obtained an MBA from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and graduate diploma in legal practice at the Australian National University.  

Shruti Joshi, PT, DPT, is a board-certified pediatric clinical specialist and provides services to infants, children, and adolescents at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago. She completed her entry-level education in physical therapy at Manipal University in India, earned a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and earned her DPT at Governors State University. She is a member of APTA Pediatrics and of its Practice Development Committee and is a member of the APTA Staff Work Group for Internationally Educated PTs.

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