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Clinical Reasoning Curricula & Assessment

The Clinical Reasoning & Curricula Assessment Consortium (CRCAC):

  • Serves as a resource and forum for educators - both clinical and academic - interested in best practices for teaching and assessing clinical reasoning skills.
  • The group also is working to develop a clinical reasoning research plan and will conduct multi-institutional research projects to increase our understanding of clinical reasoning.

Objectives:

  • To develop a research plan to further the understanding of all aspects of clinical reasoning
  • To conduct multi-site research studies relative to clinical reasoning
  • To provide continuing education relative to teaching and assessing of clinical reasoning
  • To develop best practice standards for clinical reasoning curricula and assessment
  • To be a resource for educators seeking advanced knowledge relative to understanding, teaching and assessing clinical reasoning skills

The CRCAC Consortium will meet at CSM and ELC

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    Save the Date for the Clinical Reasoning Symposia II: Forging Ahead!

     

    March 14 - 15 (day 1 & 2): Building Capacity for Clinical Reasoning Research

    These two days are open to enrollment by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants that are interested in exploring the teaching/learning and assessment dimensions of clinical reasoning that in turn leads to education research/scholarly work.  

    At the end of this two day symposium, participants will be able to: 

    • Discuss theoretical frameworks that facilitate examination of the development of clinical reasoning and education research  
    • Discuss the research designs and methods that supports educational research in clinical reasoning (mixed methods, qualitative) 
    • Identify strategies for developing collaborative relationships in research 
    • Identify, review and appraise foundational research related to clinical reasoning to provide a basis for future research questions and next steps

    Check out this schedule for day 1-2.

    Register for the Symposium here.

    Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations

    Attendees of Days 1 – 2 are invited to submit an abstract for the poster presentations during the symposium. 

    Purpose:  The poster presentations are intended to facilitate the dissemination of current research that is occurring in the fields of clinical reasoning and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning.  A variety of abstract types including case studies, research, special interest and/or theoretical reports are considered for inclusion.  

    Peer Review Process: A Clinical Reasoning Symposium Poster Review Committee, whose decisions are final, make the determination of acceptance/non-acceptance.  Abstract submissions are due by December 31, 2019.  Email notification will be provided to the primary author regarding the status of the abstract by January 13, 2020. All presenters of accepted posters are required to register and pay the full conference registration fee.  Presenters are expected to engage in discussion of their posters for 1 - 1.5 hours on Saturday March 14 or Sunday March 15, 2020.

    Categories for Submission: 

    Authors should submit abstracts under one of the categories listed below.  Submissions will be accepted for educational research across all levels of physical therapy education.

    1. Assessment of Clinical Reasoning: Innovative and/or effective methods for testing and measuring a learner’s clinical reasoning skills. 
    2. Facilitating Clinical Reasoning:  Innovative and/or effective strategies for facilitating clinical reasoning skills in the classroom and in the clinical practice environment. 
    3. Remediation of Clinical Reasoning:  Innovative and/or effective techniques for assisting in the remediation of clinical reasoning skills when a learner is not progressing as expected. 
    4. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Clinical Reasoning: Innovative and/or effective teaching and learning for the student, resident and/or fellow.

    Submission Process: Details on the process are forthcoming.  Questions can be directed to Chris Sebelski at chris.sebelski@health.slu.edu. 

     

    March 16-17 (day 3 & 4):  Addressing the WIGS:  Wildly Important Goals in Clinical Reasoning


    This conference will gather researchers to formulate teams and develop projects to address the 5 Research Priority Areas

    1. What is clinical reasoning in Physical Therapy?
    2. What should entry-level CR look like?
    3. What is the trajectory of learner development of CR abilities?
    4. What are best practices for teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning?
    5. What is the role of clinical reasoning and shared decision making in the context of team based care?

    The purpose of this action-rich 2-day immersive workshop is to identify projects, develop teams, and implement a timelines to move the projects toward completion. We encourage those with a strong interest and some previous experience with research related to clinical reasoning to apply.  Applications are due by December 31, 2019 with notification by January 13, 2020. Questions can be directed to Chris Sebelski at chris.sebelski@health.slu.edu

    Schedule with associated times is forthcoming.  These are the planned activities to guide the participants to achieve the outcomes of the symposium.  

    • Discussion of the 5 Priority Research Areas and the sub-questions 
    • 3 minute thesis presentations based upon the participant’s submitted application
    • Keynote speaker 
    • Presentation of conceptual frameworks and models in clinical reasoning
    • Construction of research teams 
    • Panel discussion on the path of clinical reasoning in physical therapy with recommendations of direction from the participants 
    • Establishment of outcomes with an identified project with multi-site research teams

    Application process:  

    At the end of this two day Gordon-like conference, participants will be able to:

    • Describe, build, and prioritize upon the 5 Priority Research Areas for clinical reasoning.
    • Develop a collaborative research project/study designed to address one of the 5 Priority Research Areas.

    Click here to read the 2020 Sponsor Prospectus.

    We are excited to welcome our new members of the Executive Committee, Dr. Wing Fu and Dr. Jennifer Canbek. (See full leadership list below.) The CRCAC had a robust election with 57 members casting votes this past spring 2019. 

    We are excited to announce that nominations for the 2020 election are now open for the following positions of the Executive Committee of the Clinical Reasoning Curricula and Assessment Consortia:  secretary, chair of nominating committee and nominating committee member.   

    1) Secretary:

    • Be responsible for keeping the minutes of all Consortium meetings of members and/or officers
    • Prepare and submit written reports of the activities of the Consortium to ACAPT Board of Directors;
    • Notify Consortium members of the date, time, and place of Consortium meetings;
    • Maintain the Consortium’s archives and correspondence
    • Make Consortium minutes and policies and procedures available to the membership through the Consortium’s page(s) on the ACAPT website.

    2)  Chairperson of Nominating Committee:

    Typically, all Nominating Committee Members serve the consortia for three year terms. This allows for the senior members of the Nominating Committee to serve as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee during the 3rd year of service.  Currently, our Consortia is in an odd on-boarding cycle where we will need to elect into this position. The Nominating Committee Chairperson elected during this special cycle will only serve two years, both as the Nominating Committee Chair.  During those two years, this elected Chair shall oversee the functions of the Nominating Committee.

    3) Nominating Committee Members:

    Nominating Committee Members serve the consortia for 3 year terms. In the first 2 years of service, they will be expected to assist the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee in carrying out the functions of the Nominating Committee. In the 3rd year of service, Nominating Committee Members will be expected to serve as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee and oversee the functions of the Nominating Committee which includes:

    • Prepares a ballot for offices and coordinates the nomination process; all attempts will be made to include a minimum of two candidates per office, when possible.
    • Determines eligibility of prospective candidates.
    • Contacts prospective candidates to obtain consent to serve.
    • Requests short biography from each candidate to be sent with consent to serve form
    • Prepare a slate of one (1) or more names for each office to be filled. The slate (i.e. list of candidates), shall be published in communications to Consortium members and distributed to the membership at least 30 days prior to the election.
    • Conducts elections by electronic and mail ballot in conjunction with the Executive Office.
    • Notifies winners of election and welcomes them.
    • Notifies individuals not elected and maintains a record of their consent to service for future considerations and needs that may support the work of the Consortium. 

    Current Leadership

    Chair: Chris Sebelski PT DPT PhD OCS chris.sebelski@health.slu.edu

    Vice Chair: Wing Fu, PT, MA, PhD  wf2214@cumc.columbia.edu

    Secretary: Nicole Christensen, PT, PhD MAppSC nchristensen@samuelmerritt.edu

    Nominating Committee:

    Jennifer Canbek, PT, PhD, NCS    canbek@nova.edu

    Brent Harper PT DPT DSc  PhD, OCS  bharper2@radford.edu

    Teresa (Terri) M. Miller, PT, PhD, GCFP  millert@stjohns.edu

    Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2019: Clinical Reasoning Curricula & Assessment Consortium (CRCAC) Meeting Minutes

    Educational Leadership Conference (ELC) 2018:  CRCAC Meeting Minutes

    CSM 2018: Flyer

    NEXT 2018: Meeting Summary Report

    ELC 2017: CRCAC Meeting Minutes

    American International College

    Tracy Brudvig, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

    Arcadia University

    Amy Miller, PT, DPT, EdD

    Arcadia University

    Amy Miller, PT, DPT, EdD

    Bellarmine University

    Beth Ennis, PT, EdD

    Bradley University

    Kristina Latva, DPT

    Campbell University

    Frank Tudini, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Chapman University

    Susan Mais Requejo,

    Chapman University

    Jacklyn Brechter , PhD, PT

    Clarkson University

    Vicki Lafay,

    Columbia University

    Wing Fu, PT, PhD, MA

    Columbia University

    Laurel Abbruzzese, PT, EdD, FNAP

    Columbia University

    Stacy Kinirons, PT, PhD, MPH

    Columbia University

    Mahlon Stewart, PT, DPT, GCS

    Creighton University

    Lisa Black, PT, DPT

    Creighton University

    Jennifer Furze, PT, DPT, PCS

    Creighton University

    Gail Jensen, PhD, PT

    Des Moines Universtiy - Osteopathic Medical Center

    Juanita Robel, PT, CLT-LANA

    East Tennessee State University

    James Boone, PT, DPT, OCS

    East Tennessee State University

    James Boone, PT, DPT, OCS

    Elon University

    Wendy Herbert, PT, PhD

    Emory University

    Tami Phillips, PT, DPT, MBA

    Emory University

    Tambre Phillips, PT, DPT, MBA

    Florida Gulf Coast University

    Mark Erickson, PT, MA, DScPT, OCS, COMT, CFP

    Gannon University

    stephanie adams, DHSc, OTR/L

    Husson University

    Karen Huhn, PT PhD

    Husson University

    Kelly Macauley, PT, EdD, DPT, CCS, GCS

    Husson University

    Laura Sage, PT, DPT, MEd, GCS, WCC

    Loma Linda University

    Christine WILSON, DPT, OCS

    Loma Linda University

    Theresa Joseph, PT,DPT,MBA,NCS

    Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

    Rosa Torres-Panchame, PT, DPT, OCS

    Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

    Nia Mensah, PT, DPT, PCS

    Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

    Peggy Lynam, PT, DPT, NCS

    Mercer University

    Nora Bethany Collier,

    Mercer University

    Beth Collier, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    MGH Institute of Health Professions

    Tracy Brudvig, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

    Mount St Joseph University

    Michael Obert,

    Mount St Joseph University

    Lisa Dehner, PT, PhD, CEEAA

    Nazareth College of Rochester

    JJ Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS

    New York University

    Teresa Miller, PT, PhD

    New York University

    Sue O'Brien, PhD

    New York University

    Michael johnson, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS

    New York University

    wei zhang, DPT program full time faculty

    New York University

    Michael Masaracchio, PT, PhD, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

    New York University

    Cristiana Collins, PT, PhD, CFMT, NCS

    Northern Arizona University

    Petra Williams,

    Northwestern University

    Bill Healey, PT, EdD, GCS

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Jennifer Canbek, PT, PhD, NCS

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Rania Margonis, PT, DPT

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Rania Margonis, PT, DPT, NCS

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Archana Vatwani, PT, DPT, MBA, CLWT, CDP

    Nova Southeastern University - Tampa

    Lynda Ross, PT, DPT, DHS, PCS, MS

    Ohio University

    Melissa Kidder, DPT, OCS

    Ohio University

    Deb Kegelmeyer, DPT, MS, GCS

    Quinnipiac University

    Tracy Wall, PT, PhD

    Quinnipiac University

    Ken Kosior, PT, EdD, PTM, ATC

    Quinnipiac University

    Ken Kosior, PT, EdD, MPT, ATC

    Quinnipiac University

    Ken Kosior, PT, EdD, ATC

    Radford University

    Brent Harper, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Radford University

    shala cunningham, PT, DPT, PhD

    Regis University

    Larisa Hoffman, PhD

    Rockhurst University

    Linda D'Silva, PT, PhD

    Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

    Kevin Helgeson, DHSc, PT

    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

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    Saint Francis University

    Kara L Kobal,

    Saint Louis University

    Chris Sebelski, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

    Samford University

    Sarah Ross, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

    Samuel Merritt University

    Nicole Christensen, PT, PhD, MAppSc

    Seton Hall University

    michael giuliano , MD, MEd, MHPE, MA

    Shenandoah University

    Aaron Hartstein,

    Simmons College

    Stacey Maguire, PT, DPT, NCS

    State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

    Teresa Miller, PT, PhD, GCFP

    Texas Womans University

    Jennifer Barbee Ellison,

    Texas Womans University

    Jennifer Ellison, PT, PhD

    Texas Woman's University

    Elke Schaumberg, PT, MS, DPT, PhD(c)

    The College of St Scholastica

    Samantha Mohn-Johnsen, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS, PCS

    The Ohio State University

    Amelia Siles, PT, DPT, NCS

    The Ohio State University

    Amelia Siles, PT, DPT, NCS

    The Ohio State University

    Marka Salsberry, DPT

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Jennifer Martin, PT, DPT, GCS

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Rebecca Bliss, PT, DPT

    Thomas Jefferson University

    Susan Wainwright, PT PhD

    Touro University of Nevada

    Steve Liaos, DPT, DSC(c), OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

    Touro University of Nevada

    Jacqueline Randa, PT, DPT, OCS, NPT, PhD

    University at Buffalo, State University of New York

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    University of Cincinnati

    Ben Just, PT, MPT

    University of Colorado

    Michael Bade, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

    University of Florida

    stephanie adams, DHSc, OTR/L

    University of Hartford

    Tricia Prokop, PT, MSPT, EdD

    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Stacia Troshynski Brown, PT, DPT

    University of Kentucky

    Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS

    University of Michigan - Flint

    Karen Berg,

    University of Minnesota

    Becky Olson-Kellogg,

    University of Minnesota

    Jacquelyn Ruen,

    University of Minnesota

    Jacquelyn Ruen,

    University of Missouri

    Anita Campbell,

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Tiffany Barrett, PT, DPT

    University of New England

    Adrienne McAuley, PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, FAAOMPT

    University of North Florida

    Nicholas LaRosa, DPT

    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

    Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, NCS, PCS

    University of Puget Sound

    Jason Steere, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    University of South Alabama

    Heidi McDermott, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of South Dakota

    Kory Zimney, PT, DPT

    University of Southern California

    Sarah Gilliland, PT, DPT, PhD, CSCS

    University of Southern California

    Michael Andersen, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of Southern California

    Jonna Schengel, PT, MA, Ed.D.

    University of Southern California

    Deborah Walker, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS, CEEAA

    University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Florida

    Tobi Baldwin, PT

    University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Texas

    Kunal Bhanot, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT

    University of Texas at El Paso

    Bryan Boyea, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of Texas at El Paso

    Bryan Boyea, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of Texas at El Paso

    Bryan Boyea, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of the Incarnate Word

    Jaime Gonzalez, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

    University of the Sciences

    Lora Packel, PT, PhD

    University of Toledo

    Tori Smith, PT, DPT, NCS

    University of Utah

    Elizabeth Lane, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, FAAOMPT

    University of Utah

    Kevin Helgeson, DHSc, PT

    University of Vermont

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    University of Washington

    Murray Maitland, PT, PhD

    University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

    Kathryn Zalewski,

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Shawne Soper, PT, DPT, MBA

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Carey L Holleran,

    West Virginia University

    Julia Castleberry, DPT, NCS, GCS

    West Virginia University

    shala cunningham, PT, DPT, PhD

    West Virginia University

    shala cunningham, PT, DPT, PhD

    Winston-Salem State University

    Nancy Smith,

    Youngstown State University

    Cara Berg-Carramusa, PT, EdD, GCS

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