Several women’s health clinicians have asked for assistance in creating clinical education programs – it seems many clinicians do not feel they have the resources to establish such programs in their clinics. At the same time, student interest in the practice of women’s health physical therapy is growing – and clinical education sites are in high demand.
To address these needs in our membership, the Section on Women’s Health has formed the Clinical Education Task Force.
The goals of the task force are twofold:
- to write a position statement on the role of students in clinical affiliations in women’s health physical therapy, and
- to compile and distribute resources to assist women’s health PTs in creating clinical affiliations at their clinics.
To accomplish these aims, we need your input. We need to know what current practices are in women’s health clinical education and what resources you have found helpful for student education. We also need to know what clinician resources would be helpful to assist our members to become clinical instructors.
We have created a survey to help us gather that information. Please consider sharing your experience and your insight in clinical education in women’s health with us.
This survey should take about 20-25 minutes to complete. It should be completed in one sitting in order for the information to be recorded correctly. The link is live, and the survey will be available until April 30, 2016. Please complete the survey before then. Thank you in advance for your time and for you commitment to excellence in clinical education in women’s health!