This page has many resources that clinical faculty and potential clinical instructors may find useful during clinical placements. Resources are available to help clinical coordinators and clinical instructors make our DPT students' clinical placements a valuable learning experience. These include resources both specific to the SMU DPT program and other helpful clinical education resources.
- SMU DPT Clinical Education Manual
- Center Coordinator of Clinical Education Reference Manual
- Clinical Site Information Form (CSIF)
- Physical Therapist Student Evaluation: Clinical Experience & Clinical Instruction
- Guidelines and Self-Assessments for Clinical Education
- APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program
- Northern California Clinical Education Consortium
- Students and Medicare Reimbursement
- General Clinical Education Information
If you have any questions about the SMU DPT clinical education program, please contact Director of Clinical Education Gaye Raymond, PT, MS, DPT, at 510.879.9274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contains Samuel Merritt University DPT clinical education information including specifics for each clinical rotation regarding coursework complete/in progress, expectations of student performance, evaluation criteria, and what forms to fill out to assess student performance.
Please note: due to copyright restrictions, this version of the manual does not include the Clinical Performance Instrument. Contact the DCE if you need copies of this evaluation tool. Click here to download the Samuel Merritt DPT Clinical Education Manual (2016 version).
APTA guide book for running clinical education; includes sections on orienting students and CIs, record keeping, and evaluation of the program from the top down. This manual can be downloaded free by APTA Members. Non-members can purchase the manual for $15. Available on APTA's Clinical Educator Development webpage
Ever wished you could have this long form in electronic format so updating would be easier? Download a computerized format of the CSIF, save to your computer, and make yearly updating to all programs you affliate with quicker and easier. Available at APTA's Clinical Site Development webpage.
SMU is using this form to evaluate the clinical site and the clinical instruction during placements. Forms include evaluation of both the overall clinical experience provided by the site and evaluation of the clinical instructor(s). Forms are available in computerized word document form. Available at APTA's Clinical Site Development webpage.
APTA's clinical educator's page had useful links as well.