This year, we added social media communication as a professional competency in our Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. During their 5-week Professional Interactions course, our first-year students were required to complete a number of assignments on the social media sites Twitter and LinkedIn. For their last Twitter assignment, students were asked to reflect upon their choice of PT as a career, and to participate in a tweet chat using the hashtag #WhyIchosePT. I tweeted an invitation for other students and professionals to join in, resulting in over one hundred #WhyIChosePT tweets from physical therapy professionals around the country and the world.
With so much talk about our “broken” health care system, it is refreshing and inspiring to read stories about why so many of us chose (and continue to choose) PT as our profession. If you’re a physical therapy professional, #WhyIChosePT will remind you why you chose the field in the first place. And – if you’re not – I dare you to read these tweets without wishing that you chose PT, too
This is just the beginning. You can view the entire #WhyIChosePT story on Storify by clicking here.
- A-freaking-MEN. We are biologically wired for play. Creativity and innovation only happen when we make space for id… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 week ago
- Prepping my #PediPT course and thinking that if I could simply get every #DPTstudent to understand the concepts in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 week ago
- “Creativity & risk-taking in the classroom begin with innovations in faculty development.” Institutions moving to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 weeks ago