ACAPT's Consortium for Humanities, Ethics & Professionalism (CHEP) joins the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation (JHR) to sponsor a judged writing competition designed to encourage deep thinking by physical therapy students about the role and value of humanities, ethics and professionalism in academic training and professional life.
The annual CHEP/JHR Physical Therapy Student Essay Contest offers a creative opportunity to ignite critical reflection in PT students across the nation.
Congratulations to the 2022 contest recipients who wrote about the challenges and benefits of remote learning during the pandemic from a student perspective, including how has this unique experience impacted their image of themselves as a physical therapy professional.
The first place winner will receive a $250 award from CHEP and their essays appear in the 2022 spring & fall issue of JHR.
Bridget Graff, a student from Marquette University. In her unique essay, Bridget showed vulnerability and growth during a time where little of either was otherwise evident. She creatively ties examples to physical therapy practice and her own journey to enable readers to understand the long-term impact of the pandemic and online learning.
Read her essay: Finding balance: The hidden gift of being thrown off-course.
Noah Watson, a student at A. T. Sill University. Noah’s essay led readers into a world with visuals and embedded quotes as a means of reflection to effectively “bring the inside out” for the reader. He uses detailed experiences to generate curiosity and engage the reader in a compelling fashion.
Read his essay: Turn your cameras on.