Clinical Education Award

CIAward

Congratulations to April Drake and Joanne Earle on their Clinical Education Awards Achievement.

We would like to thank all of our outstanding Clinical Instructors!

When it comes to mentoring, some clinical instructors go up and beyond in providing a rich environment for clinical practice experience and endless opportunities for learning while playing an active role in the exchange of ideas and experiences.

 

It is our great pleasure to have presented these Clinical Instructors with the Dalhousie University's School of Physiotherapy Clinical Education Award. Congratulations to this year's recipients!

TIME TO MAKE YOUR CLINICAL EDUCATION AWARD NOMINATIONS!!

AWARD NOMINATION CRITERIA

Intent: To recognize a facility or an individual physiotherapist within the Atlantic Provinces who
demonstrates excellence in, or makes an outstanding contribution to, the clinical education of students over an extended period.

Criteria include:

  1. Consistent acceptance of more than the recommended minimum number of students per year (2 per therapist)
  2. A high level of student satisfaction based on information gathered from the Student Evaluation of Clinical Placement.
  3. The development, implementation, and evaluation of an innovative supervision model.
  4. The design and implementation of student in-services/teaching sessions
  5. The recognition of leadership abilities in the area of clinical education.

Nominations are submitted by students, Clinical Team Leads, Managers, Supervisors, Facility Coordinators and/or Provincial Coordinators to ptclined@dal.ca  

2020/2021 Clinical Educator Award Recipients

CLINICAL EDUCATORS IMPACT LIVES


Faculty took a moment to congratulate Steve Richey who has been chosen for the Dalhousie University, School of Physiotherapy Clinical Education Award.


Steve Richy was nominated by students who were fortunate to have such a clinical educator as a mentor for a ten-week period at the Spryfield Medical Clinic in 2020. Steve created a rich environment for the clinical practice experience and offered endless opportunities for learning while playing an active role in the exchange of ideas and experiences.

The students wrote of Steve:
"We would like to nominate our Clinical Instructor Steve Richey to be recognized for excellence in facilitating student learning. Our placement with the Spryfield Medical Clinic was a unique, and innovative experience. During the placement, there were times of uncertainty and times of success. Steve was a guiding presence for us throughout the entire process. Steve put in more hours than we could have expected, sparked spirited conversation and educated us daily. When it came time to care for patients, Steve was always there to guide our thought process. A major reason that we were so dedicated to the project was because Steve assured us from the start that it was meaningful and important for the future of Physiotherapy. With his guidance, we learned that inspiration can yield concrete results and growth. We thank you for taking our nomination into consideration for this award."

Thank you Steve, the faculty and students of the School of Physiotherapy are most appreciative of your continuing commitment to supporting the clinical education of our MSc-PT students.

CLINICAL EDUCATORS AWARDS 2021

We would like to thank all of our outstanding Clinical Instructors!

When it comes to mentoring, some clinical instructors go up and beyond in providing a rich environment for clinical practice experience and endless opportunities for learning while playing an active role in the exchange of ideas and experiences.

 

It is our great pleasure to have presented these Clinical Instructors with the Dalhousie University's School of Physiotherapy Clinical Education Award. Congratulations to this year's recipients!

Amanda Garvie Mary Rogers
Amanda Morehouse Melanie Loder
Andrea McAllister Melissa Abbott
April Drake Nancy Spargo Smith
Belinda Lau-Beaton Natasha Normore
Cindy Lloyd Paul Hendry
Debra Holman Renate Purchase
Dominique LeBlanc Stacey Hicks
Douglas Vincent Stephanie Melanson
Janice Pitts Steve Richey
Jessica Daigle Susan Pirie
Joanne Earle Tammy Betts
Julia Goudie Tari Krzywonos
Grant Snedden Terrilyn Boudreau
Lauren Edwards Trent Liang

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD 2021

Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy Outstanding Contribution Award!

For contributing to the profession by providing ongoing and excellent guidance to the next generation of physiotherapists.

Congratulations to this year's Clinic recipients!

Reactive Health, PEI NL Balance and Dizziness Centre Shelburne Physiotherapy

2019/2020 Clinical Educator Award Recipients

CLINICAL EDUCATORS IMPACT LIVES ~ By Omar El Temtamy

 

Joni (Snair) was not only one of the best physiotherapists I have had the pleasure to work with, but she also went out of her way to make sure I got an excellent learning experience. 

I had the pleasure to have my Neurotherapeutics placement at Northwoodcare, which is a long-term care facility located in the Northend of Halifax. I was very fortunate to be taught by Joni Snair, who is one of two physiotherapists that are part of the Northwoodcare team. Joni was not only one of the best physiotherapists I have had the pleasure to work with, but she also went out of her way to make sure I got an excellent learning experience. As a student, where my priority was to get as much learning and practical hands-on experience from my placement as possible, Joni made sure that I was thrown in the “deep-end” from the very first week. I later appreciated her approach in teaching as it helped me find my confidence that I am capable to help the residents of Northwoodcare, and Joni made sure I was comfortable in every patient case I was involved in.

During my 6-weeks, I had the fantastic opportunity to co-lead new innovative programs into Northwoodcare, such as a seated boxing program and using virtual reality with residents. I saw a broad range of conditions during my placement, from strokes and Parkinson’s Disease, to Huntington’s Disease and Cerebral Palsy. I also had the opportunity to work with a handful of visually or hearing impaired residents too. In fact, one day I was “put in their shoes” where I was going throughout my usual day but wearing these duct-taped glasses to imitate me being visually impaired. I noted a few areas of improvement in terms of making the facility more accessible, and had a meeting with the Innovation Director to share my findings with her. This is one of many fun and engaging learning opportunities I had the privilege to be part of during my placement.

All in all, by the end of the 6-weeks, I have built a strong and founded experience working in Neurotherapeatics in a long-term care facility. Northwoodcare was a fantastic facility to have a placement in as there is a need for an extra set of hands, and the residents and staff are all very welcoming and friendly. Joni was also an outstanding clinical teacher who respected my input and taught me so much on how to be a memorable, empathetic, evidence-based, outside-of-the-box therapist. It was quite difficult to say farewell by the end of the placement. I hope our paths cross again in the near future.  

CLINICAL EDUCATORS AWARDS 2020


It is our great pleasure to have presented these Clinical Instructors with the Dalhousie University's School of Physiotherapy Clinical Education Award. Congratulations to this year's recipients!

Aaron Lake Leanne Barnes-Chippett
Alexis Nickersons Lori Robbins
Brenda Rankin Mike Sangster
Breagh MacInnes Paul Calnen
Cathy Publicover Rachel Beyer
Dianne Walker
Shanna Thompson
Douglas Vincent
Sheila Macmurdo
Erin Samchyk Stacey Hicks
Greg Soper Stuart MacNeil
Jennifer MacIssac Tanya Feehan
Jennifer Sullivan Terrilyn Boudreau
Karen Cooke Terry Redmond
Kyla Brown Veronique Trottier
Kyleigh Woods