If you are a high school student beginning your college search and you are considering Physical Therapy for your career then LVC could be for you! One thing that we have at LVC that allows students to gain hands on experience and test their knowledge outside of the classroom is the opportunity to participate in treatments at the CURE Clinic.
The CURE Clinic is a student run pro-bono physical therapy clinic that provides therapy services to uninsured people within the community. As a student, the first opportunity to participate in the clinic occurs during your 4th year here at LVC, which is the first year of the graduate program. This gives you the chance to test out the hands on skills you will be learning in class on real patients with real pathologies. The ability to practice on people with pathological deficits will heighten your skills and give you confidence for when you step in to your first clinical rotation.
Participating in the CURE Clinic enables you to implement your clinical decision making skills which you may not have much of a chance to do in such an environment otherwise. Other opportunities within the CURE Clinic include applying to be on the Board of Directors, which will enable you to coordinate the business aspects of the clinic such as scheduling patients, contacting referring physician’s offices, fundraising, marketing, and looking for ways to improve patient and student experiences.
Are you currently an undergraduate physical therapy student? Do you know about your opportunity to participate in CURE ?
Please refer to the above paragraph for the description of your opportunity and take a minute to look through the website to better familiarize yourself with CURE!
Graduate phase physical therapy student? Are you participating in C.U.R.E? All students should be participating if possible. It truly is a great opportunity and requires minimal time commitment.
Whether you are participating or not and have feedback, comments, suggestions, improvements, we as a C.U.R.E Board of Directors are always willing to take them into consideration. If so please email email@example.com (with the subject “CURE BOD Suggestion”) or if you would prefer to submit anonymously please feel free to fill out a form and drop it off in the C.U.R.E folder in Dr. Dacko’s mailbox.