Every time I share my intense ICU practice with a student, we both come away with a unique and exciting experience in one corner of the physiotherapy world.  

We both learn immensely from each other such that I come away having learned, questioned and explored more about my practice each time.

Jocelyn Ross, Physiotherapist
Vancouver General Hospital ICU

I truly applaud the UBC Faculty of Medicine – Department of Physical Therapy – they are sending “stellar” physiotherapists into the world! Each and every student is an enriching experience and I am proud to be a small part of their learning journey.

I encourage fellow physio clinic owners to share in the “Student Experience.”

Elisabeth Durfeld, Private Practice Physiotherapist
Williams Lake Physiotherapy Clinic

Here’s what our students are saying!

What impressed me the most was her genuine will to pass on knowledge, not to satisfy some requirement, but in order for me to truly learn and understand—and she went out of her way to do so. A true teacher in every sense.

Amy, UBC MPT Student

As practicing therapists for over 18 years it was amazing to see how committed and caring they were after all this time. This inspired us because it reinforces how important it is to find an area of PT that you love, and are passionate about. They encouraged us to utilize the knowledge of other health care team members, and we have developed a love for working as part of a team.

Ultimately, they have inspired us to practice within the paediatric population once we graduate. We are very thankful to have had the experience of working with them both and hope one day to have careers that are half as rewarding as theirs.

Chelsea and Evgenia, UBC MPT Students on a 2:2 placement

He demonstrated that he truly cared about my learning. He proved that this was not him simply taking on a student for five weeks, but an opportunity for him to help create better future clinicians. His sincere dedication to my learning made all the difference and made this placement the richest learning experience of my academic career.

Elliot, UBC MPT Student

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