Posted by vanessa on September 8, 2017
Wing Fu, PT, PhD. MA
In July, PT faculty member Dr. Wing Fu presented her poster “Using a Structured and Evidence-Based Approach to Remediate Clinical Reasoning: a Case Study” at the Clinical Reasoning Symposium 2017, organized by the APTA Education Section. The poster reported a case study, in which Dr. Fu created a Remediation Assessment Framework to assess a student's remediation needs and implemented a customized, evidence–based plan to help the student who failed a didactic course due to clinical reasoning deficits.
The assessment was composed of an in–depth interview of the student and a thorough review of pertinent academic records and supplemental data. The remediation plan was not only evidence-based but also practical and cost conscious. During the retake, the student passed the didactic course with a significant increase of the course grade and demonstrated positive behavioral changes.
The remediation effort was cost effective when comparing the faculty face time with that reported in the literature. Dr. Fu hopes that the case study would serve as a starting point towards establishing a systematic, pragmatic, and widely accepted approach to remediate student physical therapists struggling with clinical reasoning.