Excitement abounds around the Department of Physical Therapy following the approval from the Faculty of Medicine to open our very own student-led clinic: The UBC Physical Therapy and Research Clinic. This fantastic initiative will provide rich clinical placement opportunities for the MPT students, the ability to integrate and support departmental research, a milieu to foster interdisciplinary collaborations across the Faculty of Medicine, and quality evidence-informed care to patient populations in the community.
The Steering Committee has begun moving forward on plans to open the clinic September 2019 in the Friedman Building on campus. This Committee brings a wealth of knowledge, clinical and entrepreneurial experience, and diverse points of view from various Faculty and Clinical Faculty. Clinical Faculty member and CHES fellow Edwin Betinol has committed to the role of Implementation Manager. We have a wonderful group moving this project forward. Renovations will soon be under way in Friedman.