Michigan PT Clinical Education Consortium

Welcome to the APTA Michigan Clinical Education Consortium (CEC)…promoting collaboration in physical therapy clinical education in and beyond Michigan.

The CEC is a Special Interest Group for Clinical Education. The CEC provides information, resources, and contacts within Michigan and from the APTA Academy of Education (APTE) and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) National Consortium of Clinical Educators (NCCE). The CEC meetings are in the spring and fall annually. The CEC has two regional subsections in Michigan. The Western Michigan Clinical Education Forum (WMCEF) and the Detroit Area Clinical Education Forum (DACEF). All are welcome to participate at our meetings, attend our courses, and are encouraged to become a resource on clinical education for your workplace. We welcome your feedback and participation.

SIG Leadership
  Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes are available by request from either of the Co-Presidents or Secretary.

Professional Development Opportunities in Clinical Education

CEC Research Grant

SIGCE Award Information and Committee Contacts

  • Cindy Kincaid Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award
      • The recipient of the Outstanding CI award will be named at the APTA MI Fall conference.
      • Thank you to our 2021 Cindy Kincaid Outstanding CI Committee (DACEF) Erica Sherman, Krissy Stein, Linda Hall, and Kim Schwartz.
  • Nomination Forms can be found here.
  • If you would like to submit a nomination form prior to the new committee formation, please send it to Ashley Van Dam, Co-President at vandama1@gvsu.edu.

ACCE/DCE List of Contacts

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NCCE Information

  • NCCE Purpose: The National Consortium of Clinical Educators (NCCE) represents and engages academic and clinical educators through partnerships to advance excellence and innovation in physical therapist education.
  • NCCE website contains information about the NCCE, NCCE leadership, minutes of business and general membership meetings, resources including ACAPT and NCCCE Regional Liaisons, ELC meeting reports, and more.

ACAPT Information

  • ACAPT is the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy
  • ACAPT Vision: Transforming health and health care through excellence and innovation in physical therapy education.
  • ACAPT website contains information about ACAPT, ACAPT leadership, annual meeting minutes, motions and results, national student honor society, PT education research network, and more.
  • ACAPT Website: https://www.acapt.org/

APTA Michigan Clinical Education Consortium Application for ELC Scholarship 2021

The APTA Michigan Clinical Education Consortium (APTA MI CEC) seeks to provide financial support to its members to assist them in attending professional association conferences related to clinical education.  Funds have been put aside to support APTA Michigan members who have been active in the APTA Michigan CEC, DACEF or WMCEF, to attend the 2021 Education Leadership Conference. Up to three $500 scholarships will be awarded.

To apply for these funds, please complete this form by June 30, 2021 and submit it to one of the APTA Michigan CEC Co-Presidents: Ashley Van Dam at Ashley.VanDam@SpectrumHealth.org or Karen Berg at karberg@umich.edu

APTE Information

  • APTE is the APTA Academy of Physical Therapy Education
  • The Academy serves as a point of contact for those interested in patient and professional education, and a mechanism for networking and professional development. The operative philosophies that support the entire Academy of Physical Therapy Education involve a commitment to excellence in education, scholarship about education and leadership within the profession that relies so heavily on the teaching and learning process to support and maintain health.
  • APTE website:  https://aptaeducation.org/