Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Marcie Swift Receives Rockhurst University Presidential Grant

Congratulations to PT faculty member Marcie Swift, PT, PhD for receiving a $4,000 Presidential Grant from Rockhurst University. Rockhurst President, Fr. Tom Curran, announced the award to the campus community on Monday, March 11.

Marcie submitted a proposal in collaboration with Susan Proctor, PhD (Associate Professor of Theater, Department Chair of Communication and Fine Arts) and Tobey Stosberg MSN, MAE, RN (Research College of Nursing). They will work together to develop a plan for implementation of a Standardized Patient (SP) program at Rockhurst University by developing a new interdisciplinary course and procedures to introduce physical therapy, nursing and theater students to the role of standardized patients in the education and testing of students in healthcare programs.

Theater students will learn how to take on the role of a standardized patient in practical examinations of PT and Nursing students. They will also learn how to give feedback to the healthcare students as part of the overall examination and review process.

This project fits into Marcie's overall scholarship emphasis on examining and evaluating the use of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in physical therapy education programs.

Congratulations to Marcie, Susan and Tobey for this great accomplishment!

Marcie Swift, PT, PhD