APTA Geriatrics will be sponsoring resident grants for physical therapists who are accepted into an accredited geriatric physical therapy residency program. Applications for the 2020 grant program will be posted on January 15, 2020 and applications will be accepted through March 2020. Interested students should watch this page for more information in January 2020.
The Geriatric Residency and Fellowship SIG is hosting a meeting of students and directors of geriatric residency programs during the exhibit hours of CSM 2020. The purpose is to encourage post professional development for DPT students by exploring options of what is next after graduation. Interested students should come to the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Booth in the CSM 2020 Exhibit Hall. Students who talk to two residency directors and have passports validated by two residency directors will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.
CSM 2020 Residency - We are planning on having a student contest to connect Geriatric Residency Directors with students. Residency Directors let me know if you will be attending CSM 2020?
GeriNotes Resident Corner - In 2020 GeriNotes is willing to publish resident articles that include case reports, new geriatric PT Programs and new geriatric PT tools. Literature reviews will not be accepted unless tied to case report. I hope to establish a working group/ sub committee to grow articles from residents.
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), the governing body for certification and recertification for clinical specialists in physical therapy, is accepting nominations from board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy to fill 1 position on the Geriatric Specialty Council. Appointments are for 4-year terms beginning January 1, 2020. The deadline to submit your application is on July 31, 2019. Interested individuals may apply at the APTA Engage website: https://engage.apta.org/volunteerresources/volunteer-opportunity-details?VolunteerOpportunityKey=093e2850-6d82-4b5f-8f53-060cdb2123fe&CommunityKey=cadb874d-d9ec-4aa5-9b42-6433f7a97996.
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