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March 2012

1. Editor's Corner

Carol Baffi-Dugan

While some issues have special theme and focus, some reflect the variety of topics we deal with, and the many ways NAAHP supports and connects its members to helpful information and resources. This spring issue is the latter.

2. Working Towards “Best Practices”

Lori Provost

Are you employed by a large, state, public university – a small, private liberal arts college – or somewhere in between?

3. Preparing the Medical Student Applicant: Connecting Students with Community Resources

Stephanie S. Rollins, MEd

The controversy about what makes the best pre-medical preparation and ultimately produces the best possible physicians continues.

4. Applying to Medical/Dental School: A Composite View

David A. Kaiser, EdD, ATC
D. Mitchell Brown

This article reports information that was gathered through a qualitative research study which specifically entailed phone interviews with a number of admissions personnel at medical and dental schools throughout the United States.

5. Prelude to “The Use of Standardized Patients in the Medical School Admissions Interview Process”

Dr. Catherine Dayton, PhD
Dr. John McGeehan, MD

This is an open letter to advisors and students that highlights the mindset behind the interview process at one medical school. It serves to address the holistic review and its use in the actual interview scenario and set the framework for the following article.

6. The Use of Standardized Patients in the Medical School Admissions Interview Process

Dr. Catherine Dayton, PhD
Dr. John McGeehan, MD

The interview process for medical schools in the United States is very variable, but usually consists of traditional interviews, educational programming, and perhaps the new MMI format.

7. Admission Requirements for Physical Therapist Education Programs: An Update

David A. Lake, PT, PhD
Whitney Breckenridge, BS
L. Michelle Beverly, BS

In 2005, Lake, reporting on admissions requirements from 2003-2004, indicated that there was considerable diversity in admission requirements among physical therapist entry-level programs.

8. The Path to Expertise for Physical Therapists

Laurita M. Hack, PT, DPT, MBA, PhD, FAPTA
Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Jan Gwyer, PT, PhD
Katherine F. Shepard, PT, MA, PhD

Physical therapists are receiving more education prior to entering practice than ever before, since they are now educated at the doctoral level, typically with 3 years of education after graduation from college.

9. Top 10 CAM News Stories 2011

Patty Bates-Ballard
with Coquina L. Deger, MBA
edited by Shana Hinds

From the Fukushima earthquake and the increase in genetically modified organism approvals, to apple juice contamination and prescription drug overdoses, at times 2011 has felt like one big overdose of bad news stories.


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