The regional leader in Physical Therapist clinical education, the NYNJPTCEC is an innovative group that fosters partnership and collaboration between academic, clinical and professional organizations through a research driven approach to positively impacting and supporting clinical education.
The NYNJPTCEC seeks to be a change agent in the evolution of clinical education, empowering clinicians and academicians to create a culture of excellence through active engagement, connecting clinic to classroom and elevating the standards of clinical education at regional and national levels.
NYNJ Clinical Education Consortium
The NYNJ PT Clinical Education Consortium would like to acknowledge our clinical partners during this difficult time. We know that you have been affected in many ways, from providing care on the front lines to reimagining your practices and changing your model of service delivery. We recognize the incredible stress and burden upon all of you and want to express our support.
As you are likely aware, significant numbers of PT/PTA students are not completing requirements for graduation this year. At the time when we are all ready to proceed, there will likely be substantial changes to clinical education programs in order to prioritize those 2020 students. We recognize the incredible flexibility and creativity that this will require on both the clinical and academic sides. We will do everything we can to support you in developing creative ways to meet these needs when the time comes. In collaboration with all PT and PTA programs in NY and NJ, the consortium is exploring and developing resources to meet these challenges, which may include changed/reduced lengths of clinical experiences, collaborative models of clinical education, student involvement in tele-health, or other possibilities that may help us in the future.
Please take 5 minutes to complete this brief survey regarding your current and future clinical education concerns. Please complete this survey as soon as possible. Data from this survey will be shared with PT Program Directors on Tuesday, April 21, and used by programs to make decisions about clinical education placements and curriculum changes.
We look forward to working with you collaboratively in the future, when we are all in a place to move ahead. Please be in touch with us if you have any other ideas that we can help with as we negotiate these uncharted waters together. We have a platform to communicate on our Facebook page that can be accessed at NYNJClinEd and welcome your thoughts, questions and discussion. You should also always feel welcome to contact any of your academic partners to discuss your questions or concerns or email the consortium at email@example.com.
Wishing you good health during this difficult time.
Clinical Education Terminology Updates
In response to the call for increased consistency in physical therapy clinical education following the 2014 Clinical Education Summit, the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) tasked a panel of clinical educators to produce a glossary of terms for physical therapy education.
Learn more about the recommendations for consistent use of terminology on our Current Issues page.