Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SLU PT Director of Clinical Education Hits the Road

Director of Clinical Education Dr. Carol Beckel Visits Alumni and Clinical Sites in the Southwest
by Carol Beckel, PT, PhD, Director of Clinical Education

Yesterday went well, other than sitting in the hotel parking lot in Hobbs, NM listening to the end of the Cards season. The first photo proves I am stocked for the road.
The second picture shows I really think I drove through a Western movie yesterday.
The third picture....well, that fusion just didn't work out here in Hobbs.
And the final picture is to show Emporia, KS this is how you welcome folks to your town!
Today was a 500 mile trip to visit with two very different clinical sites. I started in Hobbs, NM visiting with alums Tim Ryan, PT (PT Class of 1976), and Eric Sasser, MPT (MPT Class of 2005). Hobbs Orthopedic and Sports Therapy (HOSt) is a wonderful private practice treating patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions as well as offering pre-employment screenings and care for work-related injuries.
I traveled over to Las Cruces, NM to visit another alum, Beth Lambert, DPT (DPT Class of 2015), at Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico
This is a beautiful free-standing rehabilitation hospital offering long-term acute care as well and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. 
This is a beautiful part of the country and these clinical sites offers wonderful outdoor activities as well as excellent clinical experiences.Tomorrow I head to the Four Corner area for two more clinical visits before heading toward Phoenix.

Carol Beckel, PT, PhD, Director of Clinical Education for the Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy is documenting her site visits on the way to the 2016 Education Leadership Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona from October 7-9. This is part 1 of a series of blog posts from Dr. Beckel. Read part 2 here

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