Say “Yes!” to the Request: How an Occupational Therapy Capstone Can Benefit Your Organization
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A clinical instructor is an experienced practitioner who provides supervision during clinical practice and facilitates the application of theory to practice for students and staff learners. They assist the learner by setting expectations, providing effective feedback about their performance, and providing appropriate opportunities to meet their learning objectives.
Des Moines University supports healthcare providers who choose to actively participate in the education of our students by offering excellent clinical training opportunities. Clinical instructors not only transmit skills but are mentors who convey the core values important to Des Moines University: accountability, collaboration, honesty, inclusiveness, and wellness.
Clinical instructors do what no textbook or classroom can accomplish. As a result, the students benefit from the community-based experience, while preceptors benefit from integrating new ideas and techniques into their practices currently taught in academic health sciences institutions. Join us for a series of educational opportunities which provide precepting pearls to aid in shaping the next generation of clinicians.
This session will introduce the occupational therapy capstone and describe how an occupational therapy capstone is a mutually beneficial experience between the student and mentor. Occupational therapy capstone mentors come from all disciplines and fit the needs of the specific capstone experience. This presentation is appropriate for all disciplines since capstone mentors do not need to be occupational therapists.
- Introduce the occupational therapy capstone experience.
- Describe the benefits of having an occupational therapy capstone student.
- Identify who can mentor an occupational therapy capstone student.
Nicole Kuhl, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS
Dr. Kuhl is the Capstone Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program at Des Moines University. She received her master’s degree and post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of South Dakota. She continues to practice in adult inpatient rehabilitation, focusing on brain injury. She serves as the Iowa Ambassador for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and the Social Media Editor for the Brain Injury Special Interest Group within the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine. She has researched and published in clinical practice, occupational therapy education, professional identity formation, and professional burnout. Dr. Kuhl has taught courses in neurology, practice skills, clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, foundational occupational therapy skills, healthcare policy, and occupational therapy assessment. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and a member of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Iowa Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine. Full biography.
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 continuing education contact hours.
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
- Laura Delaney, MPAS, PA-C - Planning Committee Member
- Kim Fairley - Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
- Holland Taylor, MSPAS, PA-C - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 0.75 AOA Category 2A
- 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 0.75 CPME