Pee Dee AHEC successfully recruited and approved 19 physical therapists and physical therapy assistants for its fifteen-hour Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) for rehabilitation professionals on November 14-15 at the Horry Georgetown Technical College - Grand Strand Campus in Myrtle Beach. Dr. Tammy Marcin, Academic Chair/Professor of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program of the Horry Georgetown Technical College, Grand Strand Campus Myrtle Beach, and Scott Montgomery, Director of Physical Rehabilitation of McLeod Loris Seacoast, Loris have partnered to provide the program. Participants come from various facilities, including Horry Georgetown Technical College - Grand Strand Campus, McLeod Regional Medical Center, Genesis Healthcare, Georgetown Hospital System, Carolinas Hospital System-Marion, and Central Carolina Technical College.
To be eligible to attend this course, all participants completed and submitted a participant dossier and accompanying documentation to the credentialed trainer. The credentialed trainer reviewed all documentation to determine each individual's acceptance into the course based on specified criteria (e.g., current license as a PT or license/registration/certification as a PTA).
With coordination through Pee Dee AHEC, this program is designed primarily for professional rehabilitation staff who are interested or involved in clinical education. Center coordinators of clinical education, academic coordinators, and clinical instructors have the opportunity to receive specialized training that is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association. This program addresses issues of:
- Planning and preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences
- Developing learning experiences
- Supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback
- Developing skills of performance evaluation
- Identifying and managing students with exceptional situations
- Identifying legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation
Barbara Wilson, Senior Physical Therapist, CCCE, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Columbia, is the APTA approved instructor who will conduct this training. For more information, contact Continuing Education Program Coordinator Kay Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org.