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Clinical rotation opportunities offered by CORA Physical Therapy provide students with thoughtful, thorough training within a wide scope of patient populations and diagnoses. Our program equips physical therapy students to learn and grow professionally, and experience truly caring for patients.
To meet with prospective students and discuss potential clinical rotation opportunities, we maintain positive, long-term relationships with the academic coordinators of clinical education at many academic institutions, and participate in local university events. Since April 2014, more than 350 students have registered for CORA’s clinical student rotations.
Our Quality Assurance Manager, Jolianne Gonzalez-Abreu, MPT, finds that clinical rotations play a critical role in a student’s education, saying:
They allow the student a supportive and supervised opportunity to experience the reality of the profession and learn about the outpatient setting.
Core Components of Our Student Programs
Some of the main components of our clinical rotation programs include:
- A comprehensive orientation to CORA, as well as the clinic and the staff.
- Mentorship with a trained clinical instructor.
- Education on various topics, including Medicare, workers’ compensation, utilization, Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO), documentation, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
- Webinars on specialty topics.
- Introduction and exposure to electronic medical records (EMRs)
- Weekly goals aligned with a student’s university curriculum and the ABCD method, preferred by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
- Access to varied populations and treatment approaches, from sports injuries to geriatrics, and depending upon the clinic, specialty populations such as pediatrics, women’s health, and LSVT BIG.
- Potential additional opportunities, including Direct Access Outreach (athletic competitions, on-field assessments, gyms, and community events), as well as the chance to shadow physicians and participate in surgical observation.
Our highly trained clinical instructors supervise clinical rotations and offer their expertise daily through numerous demonstrations and discussions, and are some of the most sought-after professionals in the industry. Our instructors lead students to become independent toward the end of the clinical rotation.
Role of the Clinical Instructor
The clinical instructor (CI), a professional trained by CORA on the guidelines of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), is responsible for the students’ primary mentoring during rotation. The CI orients students to clinic procedures, guides them through the clinical rotation, and offers daily, hands-on guidance through all components of patient assessment. They also supervise delivery of care and documentation of those services.
We also offer a multitude of training materials and additional opportunities outside the clinic through our extensive networks and partnerships within the communities we serve. Our staff is committed to investing in future clinicians, using their expertise, time, and resources to provide maximum support and to help students reach their employment goals upon graduation.
About CORA Physical Therapy
CORA Physical Therapy is an outpatient rehabilitation company that provides a range of services for clients with orthopedic, work, and sports injuries, as well as various neuromuscular and neurological conditions. CORA offers a full range of cutting-edge services to clients through an ever-expanding network of more than 150 physical therapy clinics in convenient locations throughout Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Contact us today to learn more about completing your clinical rotations at a CORA clinic near you.