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Transition to Rehab Management

Case Report Accepted
by Karen Schiff
The day has finally arrived. The conclusion of the DPT program came just a few days ago, when I received the "green light" from my mentor. After two years of preparation, the day has come where I can close my laptop on my distance-based, transitional Read More...
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Light at the End of the Tunnel
by Karen Schiff
Registration for the final two courses has taken place. Mental, physical and emotional preparation is next on my agenda. Although I have a pretty good idea about what my case report will be, I often question myself and my ability to develop a doctoral-level Read More...
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Blended Lifestyle
by Karen Schiff
One thing most people think of my schedule is that I have a very well-balanced work and personal life. Unfortunately, this isn't true. When I think of balance, I think of a controlled environment, even as obstacles get in the way. This is definitely not Read More...
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Abstract Formation
by Karen Schiff
The formation of an abstract that's limited to 150 words is quite challenging, especially after performing an exhaustive literature search on several aspects of my patient case report. I'd even refer to the task as exhaustive, and I haven't even started Read More...
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Two Options
by Karen Schiff
Numerous case reports and journal articles later, I'm contemplating two separate case reports for my final project in the quest for my DPT. The position I'm in now is trying to decide between two trauma patients and their complicated surgical procedures, Read More...
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Sweet Procrastination
by Karen Schiff
As the acuity of my vision improves in this new role of manager, I realize my attention has been drawn only toward work and home. Successfully completing a final exam in school has left me relieved, but perhaps a little too relaxed in regard to working Read More...
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A New Role
by Karen Schiff
" A New Beginning " was a topic I covered over the past few weeks. As a firm believer in rapid, positive change with unbridled energy, I decided to apply for a higher position within my healthcare system. As of this week, I was honored with the offering Read More...
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Staying Profitable and Productive
by Karen Schiff
One thing is true in the field of rehabilitation: Change is constant. This has never been more true than at the present time. Within the past year, there have been staffing shortages followed by staffing surplus; needed equipment, but not enough room; Read More...
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Counting Down with Chaos
by Karen Schiff
As these past few weeks roll by, I manage to organize the rest of my assignments for my third class this semester. Having finished two out of the three classes already, I've become a bit of a procrastinator with my studies and haven't utilized my "down-time" Read More...
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Eye on the DPT
by Karen Schiff
The new semester begins Monday, Aug. 27, in the pursuit of my DPT. This semester brings with it three classes, which is one more than I'm used to having. However, after being in the program for more than a year already, I believe my classmates and I have Read More...
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Friendships Abound
by Karen Schiff
During this summer "break" from school, I have come to realize how appreciative our patients are. I have the best days only because I am lucky enough to hear the praise of our patients about the staff at our facility. Even on the most difficult of days, Read More...
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Reality Sets In
by Karen Schiff
Tempus fugit. This translates from the proverb "time flies" or more closely, "time flees." This just about covers the thoughts my classmates and I are having, as we register early for our fall courses of the second year in our pursuit of our DPT. This Read More...
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Continuing Education
by Karen Schiff
As I put the final touches on the final examinations of my two summer classes, I realize that I still have another two weeks available, if needed, to turn in the required course work. I'm not sure how that happened, having listened to almost all lectures Read More...
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Summer Semester in Progress
by Karen Schiff
Lecture handouts are printed, lectures are downloaded. "Women's Health" and "Vestibular Rehabilitation" are the classes I'm registered for and currently working on, along with the final exams, which are printed. This is going to be a quick semester. June Read More...
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Appreciative Acts
by Karen Schiff
During this final week of my break between semesters, I have come to realize the appreciation of staff in our clinic as it relates to furthering education. As I enter the clinic on Wednesday morning to cover an aquatic therapist's schedule on Wednesday, Read More...
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