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Brenda Mori, BScPT, MSc, PhD

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Brenda Mori (BScPT, MSc, PhD), is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Director of Clinical Education and Community Affairs for the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto where she leads the clinical education curriculum for the entry level MScPT degree program.  She is also the Director of the Education Scholars Program in the Centre for Faculty Development, a joint initiative with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital. 


 


 

Leading innovative change in the assessment of physical therapy students in clinical education in Canada

In 2009, physical therapy (PT) clinical education in Canada reached a pivotal point.  Canadian university entry-to-practice PT educational programs were faced with the challenge where the current assessment form being used to assess student performance in clinical education was not meeting the needs of Canadian educational institutions.  Therefore, we needed to either adopt another measure or develop our own Canadian measure that was reflective of Canadian PT practice.  We decided to develop a new Canadian measure and I seized this incredible opportunity to lead this national initiative.  

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