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Rehabilitation Aide?

Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by PublicHealth, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. PublicHealth

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    My girlfriend is considering PA school. She has worked as a Rehabilitation Aide, assisting physical and occupational therapists in treating patients, for three years. Would this type of work satisfy the clinical experience requirement for PA schools?

    Thank you!
     
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  3. bigdan

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    Hi. I work in administration of a rehab facility; I'll let you know what we have our rehab aides doing...
    Rehab aides should be doing basics of assisting care provision - making sure the patients get on and off equipment safely, bringing patients back into the clinic, helping with exercises, clean up of items, being an extra set of hands, etc.

    I guess the requirement fulfillment depends on what the school is looking for, but my guess is that a rehab aide gets to see a lot of patient contact and some of the "downsides" of being sick and the "trouble" of healthcare...so it would give some reasonable prep for med school/PA school.
     
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    we had a couple p.t. assistants and occupational therapists in my class....
     
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    Thank you, bigdan and emedpa!
     

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