Leveraging Education And Research iN Physical Therapy (LEARN PT) Lab
Mission: Promote excellence and collaboration to optimize physical therapy education in KU's LEARN PT lab.
Lab team members above (from left): Jason Rucker, Stacia Troshynski-Brown, Mildred Oligbo, Yvonne Colgrove, Scarlett Morris, and Stephen Jernigan.
In the Leveraging Education And Research iN Physical Therapy (LEARN PT) lab, we promote excellence and collaboration to optimize physical therapy education at the University of Kansas Medical Center and beyond.
Founded in 2018, the LEARN PT lab began with six faculty who joined forces to investigate and research education and learning in physical therapy. Using the LEARN PT Rubric, the lab is evaluating longitudinal student outcomes that span both didactic and clinical learning environments. LEARN PT was awarded funding in 2019 to gather pilot data important for refining the LEARN PT Rubric and assessing whether it produces valid and reliable data.
About the LEARN PT Research Team
Each lab member offers a unique research agenda centered around educational research including topics like interprofessional education, simulation, humanities, grit and burnout, probono service, didactic and clinical integration and clinical education outcomes and productivity. We welcome collaboration, so please contact any of the LEARN PT lab members with questions.
Activities and Updates
LEARN PT Lab team members presented at the Innovation in Occupational and Physical Therapy Education Summit in Omaha, Neb., in June. Colgrove and Troshynski-Brown presented "Beyond the Classroom: Using Learning Theory to Solve Student Problems." Morris and Troshynski-Brown presented "Development of an Overarching, Longitudinal Curricular Rubric." Jernigan and Rucker presented "LEARN PT: Developing a Collaborative Education Research Laboratory."