The NCCE (ACAPT) and the CESIG (Academy of Physical Therapy Education) are pleased to announce the formation of the “Task Force on the Clinical Education Placement Process”. This is the first formal collaboration between these 2 groups to investigate an issue of national interest within the professional education. The purpose of the Task Force is to explore the issue of the placement process for clinical education experiences and formulate recommendations to ACAPT and the Academy of Physical Therapy Education. The objectives are to:
a) Describe existing clinical placement models of clinical education.
b) Examine models/structures that are in place within other professions.
c) Identify academic, clinical site and student expectations about the placement process.
d) Explore ethical and legal implications of the placement process issues.
e) Incorporate physical therapy ethical standards of practice and core values
f) Develop recommendations to maximize resources, efficiencies and outcomes in the placement process for entry-level physical therapy students.
We are seeking individuals for nomination for the Task Force. The Task Force will be composed of the following stakeholders not to exceed 12 total members (recommended number of):
1. Academic Administrator (1)
2. Academic Program Director (1)
3. Academic Program DCE (3)
4. Clinical Facility Administrator (1)
5. Clinical Facility SCCE (3)
6. PTA academic program representative (1)
7. NCCE/CESIG Board Appointees
a. NCCE (1): Christine McCallum
b. CESIG (1): Cindy Flom-Meland
We are seeking individuals who are able to serve in a leadership role within the panel (organizing the group/process of data collection/analysis, writing or survey design for example) as well as those who can contribute to the overall process based upon their past experiences and knowledge of the topic. Individuals who volunteer for the work-panel but are not selected may be asked to serve in an advisory capacity throughout the process.
We anticipate an 18-month commitment, which will include, at minimum, a monthly conference call and face-to-face meetings at national conferences (not required but highly encouraged, as they will be scheduled).