Written by: Professional Physical Therapy
On July 21,2022, Professional Physical Therapy was awarded the prestigious Hall of Fame Award from Mercy College for exceptional clinical education for Physical Therapy. This award recognizes Professional’s lifelong commitment to clinical education and mentorship of future professionals.
The Director of Clinal Affiliations, Kim Ciprian deserves special recognition for her hard work and dedication. Kim has been with Professional since 2001, starting as a Certified Athletic Trainer and worked in various departments learning all aspects of the business. She took over the Clinical Affiliation Program in 2018 where she developed a new internal management system to grow the program to what it is today. Mercy College is one of the many schools and universities that she works with to ensure the students have exceptional Clinical Affiliation experiences to set them up for success.
Kim states, “Professional PT has some of the best clinicians in the Northeast. I am grateful for such an amazing Clinical team to work with. Professional prides itself in education, not only of our employees, but in future clinicians as well.”
The award was presented by Kathleen Golisz, OTD, OTR, FAOTA, interim Dean for Mercy College School of Health and Natural Sciences at an awards ceremony at Mercy College. It was an hour, continuing education event honoring students, educators, and professionals, all of whom collaborate in the preparation of future health care practitioners. The ceremony was followed by a wine and cheese reception.
Congratulations to all the honorees! Professional Physical Therapy was very proud to accept the award.
About Clinical Affiliations Program
Professional’s Clinical Affiliation Program offers students an opportunity to gain hands on experience with our patients and receive mentorship with our clinical instructors. The program was designed to bridge the placement gap for undergraduate students into a PT program.
Many of our instructors are Credentialed Clinical Instructors by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and all are dedicated to ensuring that the student’s experience at Professional is a rewarding one. We currently have contracts with over 100 colleges and universities that participate in our Clinical Affiliation Program.
For more information about participating in a clinical affiliation with Professional Physical Therapy, contact us at CAP@professionalpt.com.