Posts Tagged ‘DPT’

Scorebuilders PT Exam Prep Class

Friday, April 6th, 2018

In addition to the capstone/elective projects that we, the 2018 doctor of physical therapy graduating class, presented on this week to our faculty and peers, we also had two days of the Scorebuilders On-Campus Review Course. This review course was provided by the physical therapy department to assist students in study preparation and test taking skills for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). It consisted of two full days of discussion, practice questions, helpful tips and tricks, etc. to hopefully improve test scores. We focused on all the systems the exam covers: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Cardiopulmonary, Other Systems, and Non-Systems. We also focused on the types of mistakes including, academic, decision making, and test taking and at what level the questions were – 1, 2 or 3. All of this was to help emphasize the weaker areas so that we can put more focus on the area(s) going forward. The NPTE is the exam all physical therapists are required to pass in order to practice physical therapy. It is essentially the culmination of our three years of coursework and internship information. With less than 3 weeks before I take my exam, it was a very helpful exam prep/review session! Back to studying!

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PT Pub Night

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Last night Aspen Medical Staffing, LLC hosted a “PT Pub Night” at Tavern on the Hill. These events are provided to help current physical therapy (PT) students meet and network with other PT students, clinicians, and healthcare providers in an informal setting. It provides us with the opportunity to make connections, discuss job possibilities, and to catch up with alumni of the CSS DPT program who are working around the Duluth area. Aspen Medical Staffing, LLC is a travel company owned and operated by College of St. Scholastica PT graduates. They have been hosting these events all over the nation recently to recruit and provide students with the opportunities mentioned above. Earlier in the day they presented on their company and the in’s/out’s of travel physical therapy. It was a lot of fun and well worth all of the socializing, plus Tavern on the Hill has great food and beverages, especially during Happy Hour!

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DPT Final Presentation

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

I gave my final presentation today on my case study that I have been working on for 8 months titled, “Upper Extremity Prosthetic Fitting and Training Utilizing the Touch Bionics i-digitsTM for a Quadruple Amputee: A Case Report”. The presentation went really well. I am very passionate about this research project and felt that I was able to adequately express that to my audience of approximately 50. It is nice to see so much hard work pay-off and I must give thanks to my advisors, clinical instructors, and the patient for all of the assistance, dedication, patience, and support along the way.

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Capstone Presentations

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Tomorrow I will be presenting my Doctor of Physical Therapy Capstone presentation. I have been working on this project for nearly 8 months and it is extremely exciting to be able to share with my peers my project. I chose to write a case report of one of the patient’s that I was fortunate enough to work with on my internship. Due to unforeseen circumstances the patient required life-saving quadruple amputation. My presentation will specifically discuss the in’s-and-out’s of the upper extremity prosthetic fitting and training for this patient. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to complete my own case report. Upon further review I plan to submit this paper to a scholarly journal for future publication – what a way to wrap up my doctoral work at CSS!

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Final Internship… DONE

Monday, March 19th, 2018

My final internship for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program has officially been completed. It was a great 10 weeks of working in a private practice outpatient orthopedic clinic in rural WI. I developed quite a few great professional relationships and was able to take part in a some really great opportunities that make the rural setting so special.

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