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Graduates of Touro’s School of Health Sciences (SHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy program were awarded their degrees on September 13 at a ceremony at Long Island University’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Surrounded by friends and family members, the new doctors of physical therapy spoke about their experience at SHS and what lessons they learned from their schooling experience and what they hope to accomplish in their future career. Graduates of SHS Doctor of Physical Therapy program have a 100% employment rate.
It’s a ubiquitous tool in hospitals across America, but no one agrees on how to use it most effectively. That is until two Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) professors and their students decided to investigate this issue as their DPT research project.
Every first-year PT student takes a Professional Development course in his or her first semester, in which they are given an assignment to interview a senior citizen. The purpose, explains Professor Shira Weiner, is “to emphasize the many facets of psychosocial interactions surrounding an intergenerational relationship, and to allow students to practice the skills needed to elicit useful information from another person, as this is an important component of the clinical encounter.”
In 1967, James Anderson spent his Thanksgiving in Vietnam. His squad had been in a three-day firefight, but were told to pull back as they approached the border of Cambodia. Nine of his friends had been killed in the battle. While Anderson and a friend ate the hot rations that the army sent them in honor of the holiday, he gestured to the nine body bags across the road.