The senior students continue to do an OUTSTANDING job out there in the clinicals. The feedback from the Clinical Instructors is tremendous, the CPI's look GREAT, the excited emails I get from the students themselves are terrific fun, (though Jim gets to have the fun of actually spending time in the clinics with them), the feedback from employers (see attached survey) is right on target with previous years, and the patient survey results are excellent (see attached survey). Nice job, all of you. We can't possibly thank everyone, but the entire community is REALLY responsible - the faculty, students, patients who graciously allow our students to work with them, the clinical sites who are so accommodating in placing students and arranging excellent learning experiences, the dedicated Clinical Instructors....it really is a team effort.
First year students are doing a lot of nail biting with Functional Anatomy and their second Procedures course. It's a LOT of work. Oh did we mention that it's a LOT of work?!!
Interviews for the class to enter next year are ongoing.....looks like another tough decision on our part - thanks goodness it comes down to a point system.
John and Jim are wrapping up another tough semester in their doctoral program, having researched and developed a VERY lengthy and detailed research project and proposal related to selection criteria in PTA programs, especially the effects of generic professional behaviors on the selection process in PTA Programs. This was particularly enlightening given what we're going through at the moment.