Not only does the faculty want you to have new and different experiences from what you have been accustomed to, but also want to avoid any tendency for you to find yourself in a position where the expectation may be for you to maintain your old role and responsibilities, instead of your new role as a physical therapy student.
The vast majority of the short term clinicals are in Atlanta and its surrounding areas; some are closer than others.
Most students have to drive between 10 minutes to approximately an hour and a half to get to their sites.
Housing arrangements may be made for students who have to drive farther to cities like Athens, Rome, Gainesville, Albany, Savannah, etc.
Students are required to complete three internships; one in each of the following settings: acute care, inpatient or outpatient inter-disciplinary rehabilitation, and community outpatient.
The DCEs request clinical opportunities from our clinical partners a year in advance.
Not every partner can offer an opportunity every year, but most do.
The students will be provided with a full slate of available opportunities, from which to select their experiences.
Students generally do their short term experiences in the greater Atlanta metro area.
The DCEs will survey the class with respect to willingness to travel, and place those students in facilities in greater GA that provided housing at no cost to the student, or allow the student to travel to locations where they could be hosted by friends and family.