One of the most challenging roles for both academic and clinical faculty is providing feedback to students. From an educational standpoint, feedback is vital to guiding the student in developing an accurate evaluation of their clinical and professional skills so they can make appropriate adjustments to be successful. Without effective feedback, the student does not have the ability to determine if their skills meet the required standards of the profession. Although academic and clinical faculty have been trained in their clinical skills, sometimes the skill of providing effective feedback to students is lacking. Recognizing student communication styles must also be assessed to create a successful environment to provide effective feedback. The lack of knowledge in effective strategies to provide effective feedback to students can create a frustrating learning environment for both the student and the academic or clinical faculty. The purpose of this course is to provide clinical and academic faculty with strategies for providing effective feedback to students in both the clinical and classroom environment.

Meet our Speaker

Angel Holland, PT, DPT, Ed.D.Associate Program Director; UAMS Department of Physical Therapy; Director of Clinical Education; Associate Professor;Associate Director of Interprofessional Education - UAMS NW Campus

Dr. Angel Holland is a native of Clarksville, AR and completed her undergraduate Biology degree from Oklahoma Christian University, followed by her Masters in Physical Therapy from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. She later completed her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University and her Doctor of Education in Adult and Lifelong Learning from the University of Arkansas. She has been a physical therapist for 21 years, where she has spent the majority of her career in the field of home health and served as the Director of Therapy for a home health agency in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Holland has also served as a documentation auditor since 2009. She is an ABPTS Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics.

In 2014, Dr. Holland was hired by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as the Director of Clinical Education, where she developed the curriculum for the clinical education program for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She is the Associate Program Director, focusing on student wellness and progression and overseeing the program curriculum. In addition, she is the Director of Clinical Education at UAMS and an associate professor where she teaches courses in Professional Issues, Documentation, Administration and Management, and Clinical Reasoning. She serves as the Associate Director for Interprofessional Education for the Northwest Campus of UAMS.

Her areas of research include learning styles of Generation Y and Z students, professional learning communities, and faculty/leadership development. She is a national presenter of continuing education courses and faculty development workshops to enhance teaching strategies related to the learning styles of the Generation Y student. Aside from her professional life, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.

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review recorded content, complete assessment with at least a 70% score, download certificate

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angel holland, pt, dpt, edd

Learning objectives

  1. the participant will identify evidence-based feedback strategies to promote successful student progression.
  2. the participant will examine communication strategies for the physical therapy student to improve ability to provide effective feedback.
  3. the participant will formulate strategies for implementation of effective student feedback within an academic and/or clinical setting.

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Type:E-Learning Course
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The following credits are available upon completion of these activities.

Total credits:  0.2
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  12/30/2021
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