Dr. Susan Tomlinson, assistant professor of physical therapy, presented a platform at the American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference held in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 10 and 11, 2014. The topic, “Comparison of student performance after short versus long final clinical...
With colleagues from the University of Colorado and the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Susan Tomlinson, assistant professor and academic coordinator of the physical therapy program, published a position paper in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education this past summer. The issue of the journal...
Drs. Amy Miller and Susan Tomlinson, assistant professors of physical therapy, spoke at “Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists for Innovative Practice,” a conference held at George Washington University in Washington D.C. Their presentation, “Creating a Virtual Educational Network:...
Dr. Tomlinson serves as Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education. In addition to her clinical education role in the curriculum she teaches content related to rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders. Her clinical career has focused in the inpatient acute rehabilitation and home care settings. She is an APTA Certified Trainer for the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program and has led or assisted in multiple credentialing courses in the greater Philadelphia area. Susan has peer reviewed publications and formal presentations at national professional meetings related to clinical education . Susan is actively involved in APTA's Academy of Physical Therapy Education, the American Council of Academic Physical therapy and the Philadelphia Area Clinical Education Consortium.
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Dr. Tomlinson’s current research focuses in the area of maximizing student performance in clinical education. She began working with colleagues to describe the use of standardized patients for assessing performance in the affective domain. In further work with colleagues, she examined student performance after didactic curricular changes designed to better prepare students for early clinical experiences. Most recently, she has described performance outcomes of students participating in final clinical education experiences of different lengths. She is also interested in endeavors that promote the collaborative model of clinical education supervision (more than one student working with the same instructor).