Section II: The Clinical Education Program and Policies
Clinical Education Policies
Role of the Clinical Instructor:
The Clinical Instructor:
- A licensed physical therapist employed or contracted with an affiliating clinical site with at least a minimum of 1 year’s experience.
- Provides effective clinical instruction to the student.
- Demonstrates clinical competence.
- Provides legal and ethical clinical practice and billing.
- Reviews MUSC student packet prior to the student’s arrival.
- Discusses clinical education objectives, the student’s personal objectives and the method of supervision and communication with the student during the first day(s) of the clinical experience.
- Modifies supervision, communication and objective needs during the course of the clinical experience.
- Communicates daily with the student to provide feedback as needed to assist the student in meeting personal and academic objectives at midterm and final assessments.
- Performs midterm and final evaluations using the APTA Clinical Performance Instrument on a timely basis and reviews personal goals.
- Communicates with the CCCE and ACCE as needed.
- Reports any student who is having difficulties that may result in the risk of the student failing the practicum to the CCCE and the ACCE as soon as possible.