ERIC Number: ED225513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
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)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Clinics, Coordination, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Internship Programs, Physical Therapy, Scheduling, Student Placement, Use Studies
Southeast Florida Educational Consortium, 1101 S.W. 104 Street, Miami, FL 33176.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: 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