Clinical Education Award
Awarded to a SPA member for outstanding contribution to the clinical education of physical therapy students. This award is meant to recognize and honour an individual who contributes expertise and time to support and promote the clinical education of students, with direct student supervision and/or program development in clinical education as an ongoing focus in their professional life.
- Must be a member in good standing with CPA and SPA.
- Must have a history of high professional standards in the clinical education of physical therapy students over a period of at least 5 years, gaining respect of colleagues and students along the way.
In addition the following will be considered. The ideal candidate:
- Will be a person who has demonstrated high standards of professionalism and commitment to students in the role of professional mentor and/or leadership in promoting quality clinical education programs for students in health service delivery programs.
- Has demonstrated a spirit of cooperation and collaboration with the School of Rehabilitation Science (formerly the School of Physical Therapy), University of Saskatchewan.
- Is committed to excellence and/or innovation in clinical teaching and/or administration in a health service agency (i.e., clinical practice, research, publishing, managerial).
- Has demonstrated willingness to apply innovative models of clinical education.
- Works collaboratively with the School of Rehabilitation Science in curriculum and/or program development. This may be demonstrated in a variety of activities such as:
- Clinical Education Committee meetings.
- Other School of Rehabilitation Science committees.
- Clinical education policy development.
- Advisory capacity for clinical education program processes.
- Development and implementation of a clinical education program in a service agency.
- Engagement in planning and implementation of other School of Rehabilitation Science programs.
- Serving as a positive role model for students and demonstrating productive and
- Positive student-mentor relationships as attested by students.
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