How do we continue to provide diverse, quality clinical educational experiences?

(Thanks to Bridget Dwyer, M.S. CCC-SLP, for this guest post!)

All of us in Clinic Administration realize that it’s the hardest job you’ll ever love. We know that every year there are new challenges to meet: Student recruitment, retention, demands for increasing enrollment with decreasing clinical budgets, on campus education vs. distance learning, increasing demands for compliance with the needs of clinical externship sites. In some parts of the country, those sites are getting harder and harder to find, and it’s getting harder and harder to manage all of the details to get our students connected with the best professionals to train them.

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How do we continue to provide diverse, quality clinical educational experiences at externship sites while meeting all the administrative requirements tied to our clinical education programs and these sites?

Over the years, I’ve met so many administrators from all over the country faced with the same challenges that I was, whether they ran small rural programs, or large urban programs. I knew there had to be an easier, more efficient way to get all the background work done to set up my students’ clinical practicum externships. I had heard of clinical education software for PT, OT, and Physician Assistant programs. That’s when I reached out to the Exxat Team and that’s how my program became the first Speech-Language Pathology program for Exxat. They were ready, willing and able to tailor their software to meet the specific needs of University programs in SLP and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Working together, we were able to solve many of the issues I was facing. I know they can do the same for you.

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I liked Exxat so much that I’m working with the Exxat Team now to bring their products to SLP and CSD programs. We’ll be at CAPCSD to show you how we can address your day-to-day clinical education challenges.

See you soon! Enjoy the conference!