The student’s clinical performance is documented using the online Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) of the American Physical Therapy Association. There is a required training that must be successfully completed prior to the use of this tool. Specific information about access to the training will be communicated prior to the start of the clinical practicum. Unique email addresses will be required for each clinical instructor for access to the CPI.
Specific requirements for each practicum can be found in the syllabus for the corresponding practicum. The Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) documentation and midterm comments of the student and clinical instructor will be the primary sources for assessment of the student progress and proficiency in clinical practice. The CPI should be completed by the CI and student at midterm and then again at the end of the practicum and will be discussed with the student. Any large discrepancies should be noted and discussed in more detail. After both the midterm and final assessment, the completed CPIs (both CI and student self-assessment) will be accessed online by the DCE. The course is graded as pass/fail and is determined by the DCE. The academic education faculty will determine appropriate action for students not at the appropriate level of competency at the end of the practicum, using feedback and input from the CI / CCCE.