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Physical Therapy Professionals Gather at Creighton for Clinical Reasoning Symposium

Clinical Research SymposiumEducators from across the nation gathered at Creighton University July 21-23 for the Clinical Reasoning Symposium, sponsored by the Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Several faculty members of Creighton’s Physical Therapy Department are nationally known for their work in residency education and clinical reasoning.

The symposium was designed to facilitate development of clinical reasoning abilities. Participants included educators across academic and clinical environments, including entry-level programs, residencies and fellowships.

“Creighton’s PT program is a national leader in residency education and has continued to build a strong research agenda in clinical reasoning research,” Graduate School and College of Professional Studies Dean Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, says.

Jensen, along with Lisa Black PT, DPT, Jennifer Furze PT, DPT, PCS, JB Barr PT, DPT, OCS, and Heather Knight, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS, were highlighted experts and speakers at the meeting.

Steven Durning, MD, PhD, FACP, delivered the keynote address, “Teaching Clinical Reasoning: Learnings in Medical Education.” Durning is a professor of medicine and pathology at the Uniformed Services University and well-known researcher exploring clinical reasoning. He serves as the deputy editor for Academic Medicine and is a co-author of Teaching Clinical Reasoning.

With a breadth of topics and panels of experts, participants greatly enjoyed the symposium, and even asked for an encore. “Even after the long days of intense education participants were asking about and for a “Clinical Reasoning Symposium – Part 2,” Black says. “They really enjoyed coming to Omaha and Creighton for this event.”

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