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ERIC Number: ED225513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Coordination of Scheduling Clinical Externship or Clinical Practice Experiences for Students in Physical Therapy Educational Programs.
Patterson, Robert K.; Kass, Susan H.
A project to coordinate the scheduling of allied health occupations students for clinical practice or externship experiences in Southeast Florida is described. A model clinical facility utilization and time schedule matrix was developed for four programs: the physical therapy programs at Florida International University (FIU) and the University of Miami (UM), and the physical therapist assistant programs at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) and Broward Community College (BCC). Information is presented on: clinical facilities utilized by at least one of the physical therapy educational programs during the 1981-1982 academic year; specific dates each clinic was utilized; and the overlapping of clinical facility scheduling by the four programs. The clinical practice accreditation standards for both the bachelor's degree-level physical therapy programs and the associate degree-level assistant programs are similar in that students spend almost equal amounts of time in approved clinical facilities, and most facilities will accommodate only one student at a time. Several clinical facilities are being requested to accept students from more than one of the programs. It is suggested that there is a need for greater articulation among clinical program coordinators. Appended are a project contract, list of objectives, and progress reports. (SW)
Southeast Florida Educational Consortium, 1101 S.W. 104 Street, Miami, FL 33176.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeast Florida Educational Consortium, Miami.
Identifiers: Broward Community College FL; Florida International University; Florida (Southeast); Miami Dade Community College FL; University of Miami FL