Connecting Curriculum to Student-Run Pro Bono Clinics: A Policy Project
Student-run pro bono clinics are growing in number and impact, and the literature points to a number of curricular links that enhance student learning and understanding, while meeting a community need. Most curricular links connect to the acquisition of clinical and communication skills. The purpose of this paper is to describe a curricular link between a health administration class and the student leadership component of a student-run pro bono clinic in the form of a policy development project. This brief communication will provide the background and evolution of the policy assignment and describe how it became linked to the student-run pro bono clinic, facilitating authentic and meaningful learning.
Incorporating Psychology Services in a Physical Therapy Student-Run Pro Bono Clinic
The student-run pro bono physical therapy clinic is quickly gaining popularity as a model of hands-on student learning. Combining this model with other healthcare disciplines provides not only improved services to clients but also expanded learning opportunities within the realm of interprofessional education. There is little known about the potential benefit of adding psychology services to a pro bono physical therapy clinic setting. The purpose of this brief communication is to describe the integration of graduate clinical psychologist student services from Widener University into a physical therapy student-run pro bono clinic and the benefits resulting from such integration from both a client service and student learning perspective.