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January 18, 2012

Welcome to the University of Dayton Doctor of Physical Therapy Clinical Education website!

As we've had recent changes in the UD DPT clinical education team, I introduce to you its members:

Trista Cathcart
Trista Cathcart, MS, MA
Clinical Education Administrative Specialist
tcathcart1@udayton.edu
937-229-5611

Jim Cropper
Jim Cropper, PT, DPT, MS
Assistant Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Jim.Cropper@udayton.edu
937-241-2163

Sean Gallivan
Sean Gallivan, PT, MS, NCS, C/NDT
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Sean.Gallivan@udayton.edu
937-229-5606 or 937-430-4240 (cell)

While I will serve as your primary point of contact for all things clinical education, please feel free to contact Trista as well. Jim, who is now enjoying full-time clinical practice, serves as our communication safety net - please feel free to contact him as needed. As we learn and grow as a team, we will further delineate our primary clinical education roles.

In the meantime, please let us know how we can better serve you as our partners in our primary passion of clinically educating future physical therapists.

Many thanks,
Sean Gallivan

 


February 26, 2011

This is just a quick post to let you know that we've updated the APTA CPI Web Resources page with a video to help with the registration process on the APTA Web site for the PT CPI tutorial. Let Sean or me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Jim

Jim Cropper, PT, DPT, MS
Assistant ACCE
University of Dayton DPT Program
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2925
Phone: (937) 241-2163
Fax: (216) 763-0485
Email: Jim.Cropper@udayton.edu


March 2, 2010

We have finished making the clinical placements for our upcoming orthopaedic rotation 5/10/10 to 7/30/10. We thank all of you who offered slots. We appreciate your willingness to work with our students. If you site is listed an a student is not assigned, you may release the slot. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Click here to view the placements.

Thanks,

Jim

Jim Cropper, PT, DPT, MS
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
University of Dayton DPT Program
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2925
Phone: (937) 229-5606
Fax: (216) 763-0485
Email: Jim.Cropper@udayton.edu


February 9. 2010

We have continued to make updates to the Clinical Educator's Handbook. Please see the Guidelines for Clinical Sites section.

Jim


February 8, 2010

Update to Clinical Faculty Rights And Privileges: We are pleased to announce that we have updated our clinical faculty rights and privileges. We have included the updated rights and privileges in the Clinical Educator's Handbook. For your convenience, I am including them here as well.

Thank you ,

Jim

Jim Cropper, PT, DPT, MS
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
University of Dayton DPT Program
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2925
Phone: (937) 229-5606
Fax: (216) 763-0485
Email: Jim.Cropper@udayton.edu

Clinical Faculty Rights And Privileges

Clinical faculty members (center coordinators of clinical education and clinical instructors) of the University of Dayton’s Doctor of physical therapy program have the following rights and privileges associated with their participation in the DPT clinical education program:

  1. To be treated fair, with dignity and without discrimination by all students and UD Faculty.

  2. Invitation to an annual clinical education continuing education seminar provided by the Ohio Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs (UD DPT Program is a member). This program is offered in the spring each year at rotating locations around the state; at very low cost to clinical faculty of participating programs ($25) and for which Ohio approved CEUs are provided. Each clinical education site affiliating with an Ohio Consortium educational program is sent an invitation inviting the entire staff to these programs.

  3. All CIs who have supervised UD DPT students during a given calendar year are invited as complimentary guests to the Annual Graduate Research Presentation Night and Keynote Stuart Lecture address each May.

  4. The right to request individual in-services by the clinical site regarding effective teaching strategies, as well as presentations on requested topics in their areas of specialization.

  5. The right to request assistance from the academic program in dealing with clinical education issues or problems that arise in clinic.

  6. The right to attend periodic continuing education sponsored by the UD DPT Program.

  7. The right to library privileges. A request to the ACCE is required and then a library card is issued by the DPT program.

  8. The right to receive information regarding affiliating students, changes in clinical education, and the physical therapy program in a timely fashion.

  9. The right to terminate a student’s participation in the clinical education experience if it is felt that the continued participation of a student is unsafe, disruptive, or detrimental to the clinical site or patient care, or otherwise not in conformity with the clinic’s standards, policies, procedures, or health requirements.

June 8, 2009

How should students sign in Ohio? This is a question that is coming up frequently as there has been a change, or at least a clarification, just this last year, and was added to the Laws and Rules effective May 1, 2009. I have not updated our Clinical Educator's Handbook with this information yet, so I'm posting it here for now. In Ohio, a student may sign notes one of three ways:

  1. Student Physical Therapist

  2. Student PT

  3. SPT

I hope this clarifies things. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,

Jim

Jim Cropper, PT, DPT, MS
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
University of Dayton DPT Program
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2925
Phone: (937) 229-5606
Fax: (216) 763-0485
Email: Jim.Cropper@udayton.edu


January 30, 2009

The APTA CPI tutorial was moved to a new server and it has a new look and feel. In order to take the tutorial, you have to go through the process of "purchasing" a course. It is free but it goes through a shopping cart. Navigating through the sign-up process is a little confusing, so I put together a PowerPoint slide show with screen shots of each step of the process. To get to my step-by-step tutorial on getting the tutorial go to http://academic.udayton.edu/acce/getmycpi.html.

Please feel free to call or e-mail with questions.

Good luck,

Jim

Jim Cropper, PT, DPT, MS
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
University of Dayton DPT Program
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2925
Phone: (937) 229-5606
Fax: (216) 763-0485
Email: Jim.Cropper@udayton.edu


January 3, 2009

Beginning on January 5, 2009 with our neuro rotation, we are moving to the new Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) which is an online tool. This version of the CPI is much better than the one it replaces. Grading makes much more sense and is very objective.

The transition requires some considerable initial setup and then some ongoing maintenance. In order for anybody (ACCE, CCCE, CI, or student) to be setup in the system, they must take the APTA's online tutorial and pass a quiz (which APTA refers to as a "Post Assessment") with a score of 70%. Fortunately this only has to be done one time for all schools. Once it is complete, you never have to take it again.

You need to know that you will be asked for an e-mail address when you take the tutorial. This address will become your username in the system. You may use any e-mail address you wish. APTA sends your username to Academic Management Systems (AMS) on whose servers the CPI lives. Whichever ACCE sets you up for the first time in the system will send you your login information including a default password which you can change.

As is the case with anything new, there are a few growing pains as we make the transition. They have so far been minor however and we'll patiently work through them.

To log into the APTA's tutorial click here.

The password for the tutorial is ptcpiweb08

Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions.

Jim Cropper, PT, DPT, MS
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
University of Dayton DPT Program
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2925
Phone: (937) 229-5606
Fax: (937) 229-5601 or (216) 763-0485
Email: Jim.Cropper@udayton.edu


July 15, 2008

Effective Summer of 2008, I will no longer make routine midterm site visits or phone calls. These are the factors that came into play in making this decision:

  1. Every summer and winter, we have two classes of PT students in the clinic - 70 students.
  2. It takes many hours to schedule the visits/calls.
  3. Travel time and cost is significant.
  4. The visit lasts about 45 minutes.
  5. Most students are doing well.

Given these factors, it wasn't the best use of resources to make these visits. To assure that I am monitoring and evaluating our sites (required for accreditation) I will do the following:

  1. Send an e-mail at the beginning of the clinical to CCCEs, CIs, and students making it clear that I depend on all of them to notify me early if any issues or concerns arise. If a site visit or follow-up call is necessary, I will certainly do it.
  2. The students will continue to participate in an online course during their rotations where they write weekly reflections about their work with patients. This provides good information for me about how things are going.
  3. Beginning in January 2009, we will start using the new CPI which is an online tool. I will be able to review these periodically throughout the rotation.
  4. Make regularly scheduled site visit trips to our clinical sites, making about 50 per year. The objectives of these site visits are to:
    1. Meet with the CCCE and perhaps more CIs to discuss clinical education experiences the site can offer, clinical education philosophies, and any issues and/or concerns.
    2. Present an inservice if desired by the site.
    3. Tour the site.
    4. Recruit new sites.

The Clinical Educator's Handbook and the Student Clinical Education Handbook need to be updated and I will do that this Summer/Fall. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns about this decision. And, as always, I am deeply grateful to you all for your work with our students. THANK YOU!

Jim Cropper, PT, DPT
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
University of Dayton DPT Program
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2925
Phone: (937) 229-5606
Fax: (937) 229-5601
Email: Jim.Cropper@udayton.edu

 

 

Updated: March 6, 2014 2:07 PM