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As a member driven organization we are proud to celebrate the many voices of WVPTA. This month we would like to highlight Scott Davis PT, MS, EdD. Scott is the current WVPTA president and the acting Chair of the Marshall School of Physical Therapy. Follow along below to gain an inside perspective on Scott’s PT journey. 

Annual chapter elections are fast approaching! 

Our slate will be released to the membership 

January 2021- look for it in your inbox.

Please exercise your membership responsibility and privilege by voting electronically.

This year, we have several vacancies which we are looking forward to filling with some energetic people. The following positions are open for 2021:

  • President Elect (1)
    Vice-President (1)
    Secretary (1)
    Nominating Committee (1)
    House of Delegates (1)

Student Special Interest Group:

  • President (1)
  • Vice President (1)
  • Secretary (1)
  • Treasurer (1)

TERMS. The term for the President-Elect is 1 year coinciding with the final year of the President's term who shall then succeed into the office of President. The term for the Vice-President and Secretary are two years (2021-2023).  The Nominating Committee and House of Delegate terms are for 3 years (2021-24). The Student Special Interest Group position terms are one year. The President - elect, Vice-President, Secretary, and House of Delegates positions all require one year of membership prior to the election. The Nominating Committee position has a two-year membership requirement prior to the election. Student nominations may be submitted by any student member in good standing with approval of that member’s school. 

OFFICER JOB DESCRIPTIONS. Please take a minute to view the officer job descriptions. They are located on the chapter's website www.wvpta.org . Once you are signed in, click "About," select Bylaws from the drop-down menu and scroll down to pages three and four. 

NOMINATION PROCESS. If you are considering nominating yourself or someone else, please do not hesitate to contact a current member of the Nominating Committee.

My email is rriffle@hsc.wvu.edu or you may contact Gretchen Pfost at gretchen.pfost@marshall.edu or Frank Baker at FSPTFrank.Baker@gmail.com

We would be happy to answer your questions and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

View posters here.

 

The APTA Centennial Scholars Program is designed to build a cadre of future association leaders at both the chapter/section/academy and national levels. Demonstrating APTA’s investment in the sustainability of the association as it begins its next 100 years, the program will support our collective quest for a diverse and prepared leadership pool.

The 12-month program will run throughout 2021 with a goal of engaging 100 scholars, including the goal of at least one scholar sponsored by each of APTA’s chapters, sections, and academies. The curriculum will cover association leadership and management topics and be delivered through three face-to-face meetings and regularly scheduled virtual learning experiences. Additionally, scholars will work directly with their sponsoring chapter/section/academy to design and complete a capstone project that addresses an existing need as determined by the sponsor. Scholars will also benefit from the guidance of Centennial Scholar mentors who will work directly with the scholars in small groups to support the completion of their projects.

Application Deadline: EXTENDED until August 15th, 2020 at 11:59pm

Expected Selection Notification Date: Friday, August 28th, 2020

This task force is led by the National Consortium of Clinical Education (NCCE), a consortium of the American Council Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and is chaired by Peggy Gleeson.

The purpose of this Task Force is to explore current practices and perceptions regarding the use of Pre-Admission Observation Hours, and to make recommendations to the ACAPT Board and membership

As a part of the project, we have developed a survey instrument to disseminate to various stakeholders, including DPT Program admissions committee members, Directors of Clinical Education, students and recent graduates, and clinicians. This last stakeholder group which includes clinicians, managers, clinic owners and clinic directors will provide a perspective on the pre-admission observation hours requirement as it is experienced from the clinical side, and would be highly valuable in this exploratory research. 

This research has received Institutional Review Board approval from Texas Woman’s University in Houston.

Our goal is to gather data from clinicians with a wide range of experiences and clinical responsibilities, such as board-certified specialists, fellows/residents, clinical instructors/mentors, SCCEs, clinic owners/directors, and so on. We would kindly like to ask for your help in achieving this goal. 

Clinical (CIs, SCCEs)

https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=188935


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