Fellow Therapist and Assistants,
I want to take a minute to talk about clinical internships and the importance of completing them to graduate. I am an Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for a PTA program and every day it is becoming more and more difficult to find internship placements. I am reaching out through indeed.com to remind everyone that, had a skilled therapist not volunteered to host and mentor to you, you would not have been able to complete the requirements for graduation and had the opportunity to learn valuable clinical skills.
I do understand that clinics are exceptionally busy and everyday insurance changes make it hard to get reimbursement for student delivered treatment, but we as clinicians need to give back to our profession and help mold and educate the next generation of therapist and assistants.
Please keep this in mind when asked to host, and please feel free to add comments, and thoughts. I appreciate all feedback.