Pursuing Personal Goals Through a Variety of Paths: Perspectives from Residents
Section: Section on Women's Health
Session Code: WH-2C-5889
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 159AB

Speaker(s):   Valerie Bobb, PT, DPT, WCS, ATC

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic

In the recently updated Description of Specialty Practice, women's health encompasses women's, men's, and pediatric pelvic work as well as a variety of other health conditions, ranging from lymphedema to abdominovisceral issues. The field of women's health physical therapy is constantly evolving, and practicing physical therapists often feel compelled to add disclaimers to their identity that define what they do and do not treat. Women's health physical therapy is everywhere, regardless of how you personally choose to define the field or your relation to it. This session enables residents to offer their unique perspectives on how to balance their diverse interests, including women's health, with the deliberate career paths they have chosen in a variety of specialties. You don't have to identify as a women's health PT or be a board-certified clinical specialist in women's health physical therapy to be a part of the field. This session is designed to help you find your path. It has a polling feature to ensure that the content meets the needs of the audience (eg, students, early professionals, established therapists). Additional resources are also provided following the session through the Section on Women's Health Student Special Interest Group (SSIG).

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Discuss each resident's interests in women's health and how it is uniquely integrated in their residency and career path.

2. Explain different ways to explore personal goals in a variety of settings.

3. Identify opportunities for women's health content in current curriculum or personal path.

4. Allow students to ask the resident panel questions.

CEU: 0.2

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