Welcome to the Northern California Clinical Education Consortium
The Northern California Clinical Education Consortium (NCCEC) is an organization dedicated to the development, implementation, and support of quality clinical education for Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant students. The partnership between education and practice provides leadership for clinical education programs and clinical faculty development. Through open discussion, networking, and aggressive exploration of opportunities and visionary ideas, the group fosters and supports dynamic clinical education environments for clinical faculty and students. These environments enable the student to transition into competent and socially responsible professionals who understand, respond, and promote creative problem solving in the rapidly changing, competitive health care delivery system. The Consortium explores, designs, and implements innovations that assist practitioners in the provision of quality learning experiences to meet its mission of excellence in clinical education.
Congratulations to the 2017 Clinical Instructors of Excellence!
Daniel Lara, PT, DPT
Derek Emma, PT, DPT
Frank Vernusky, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, CFC
Hazel Aguirre, PTA
Jennifer Ferguson Rhoads, PT, DPT, OCS
Merilee Ferdinand, PT, DPT
Michael Sterken, PT
Millie Burns, PTA
Shalimar Belsher, PTA
Theresa Terrill, PTA
An excellent Clinical Instructor is one who:
Models in their practice integration of the ICF concepts and terminology and the patient management model as described in the Guide to PT Practice.
Supportively mentors the student by reinforcing student strengths and offering constructive and timely feedback to the student in integrating academic and clinical experiences
Skillfully uses the clinical environment to set up appropriate learning experiences and clearly communicates all aspects of clinical education to the student, the CCCE and the DCE.
Accurately rates the student on the assessment tool (Web CPI) with supporting documentation, integrating a fair assessment of supervision needs, patient caseload capacity and quality of student performance.
Models ethical and legal practice, and excellent relations with patients, family caregivers and healthcare providers.