National Award Winning Student Clinical Affiliation Program

The National Association of Rehab Providers & Agencies

Encore Rehabilitation Services’ Student Clinical Affiliation Program was recognized and awarded the 2019 Impact Award by the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers & Agencies (NARA) for our successful ability to collaborate with over 1,300 community school programs across an influence of 34 states and 700 facilities to support future generations of therapists.  

NARA’s national effect serves as a catalyst for educational opportunities, advocacy, and legislative updates for regulatory efforts directly impacting the rehabilitation industry. 

This activator is the force that outlines the foundation of Encore Rehabilitation Services’ Student Clinical Affiliation Program which is built upon Clinical Instructor educational and experiential development, Student education and orientation, partnership with Community School Faculty and employment opportunities within the Encore Rehabilitation Services’ family.

Encore Rehabilitation Services’ Student Clinical Affiliation Program encompasses a multi-faceted experience through the privileged act of ‘paying it forward’ within our professions:

  1. One Point of Contact for Student Placements
  2. One Point of Contact for Affiliation Completion and Maintenance
  3. State Compliant Onboarding Process
  4. 1:1 Student Onboarding Assistance by Regional Support Staff
  5. Acceptance of RPT/PTA; OTR/COTA; ST; Observation Students
  6. Qualified Clinical Instructors
  7. Student Training Module Completion Prior to Patient Care
  8. Recruiting Benefits and Connections
  9. One Point of Contact for Completion of Letters of Intent
  10.  Participation in Professional  Mock Interviews
  11. Clinical Guest Lecture Opportunities
  12. Development of Student / Faculty Education Material
  13. Participation in Career Fairs

Each aspect of working with a Student carries its own magnitude towards developing a positive, healthy and progressive experience for both the Clinical Instructor and Student.  Preparedness is key in building bridges between the transitional phases of Self and Student as future careers are developed.

If you would like to learn more about Encore’s Student Clinical Affiliation Program, please contact Laura Sostre OTR, MPHW, Clinical Fieldwork Coordinator at [email protected]