29 Nov Michael Connors & Ricardo Fernandez- Teaching Overseas Perspective
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Mike Connors and Ricardo Fernandez come onto HET Podcast to discuss their experiences and perspectives serving overseas as physical therapy clinicians and educators. Mike & Ricardo provide tremendous and helpful insight and this is a must listen to anyone interested in pursing international service opportunities.
Ricardo’s Email Address: email@example.com
Ricardo’s Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/fernandez23_
Mike’s Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike’s Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/mconnorspt
Health Volunteers Overseas Website: https://hvousa.org/ourwork/programs/physical-therapy/
Stand: The Haiti Project Website: http://www.standhaitiproject.org/
APTA’s List of Pro Bono International Opportunities & Organizations: http://www.apta.org/ProBono/International/
U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
U.S. Department of Travel Information: https://www.state.gov/travel/
Ricardo Fernandez’s 1st episode on the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast talking about being an Item Writer for the NPTE/OCS Exams and being on a PT State Disciplinary Board: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ricardo-fernandez-npte-ocs-question-creator-disciplinary/id1244609366?i=1000392329303&mt=2
Mike Connor’s interview with Karen Litzy on the Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast discussing advocacy, preventative care & burnout: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/235-dr-mike-connors-advocacy-preventative-care-burnout/id532717264?i=1000377046452&mt=2
The PT Hustle Website: https://www.thepthustle.com/
Schedule an Appointment with Kyle Rice: www.passtheptboards.com
He has also been an adjunct instructor at Governors State University, Morton College, Northwestern University and Oakton Community College. He has served as a clinical instructor for 87 students during their clinical affiliations throughout his career. Ricardo has been involved with protecting the public and has written physical therapist licensure exam questions and orthopedic specialty exam questions for physical therapists sitting for board certification in orthopedics. He was re-appointed to serve on the Illinois Physical Therapy Licensing and Disciplinary Board in 2012 and served as the chairperson until 2016.
Ricardo has generously donated his time to community based organizations and has presented over 150 physical therapy/health related lectures to various groups. Additionally, he has presented over 150 professional presentations across the country to physical therapists and other health care professionals for continued education. He is a licensed physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist and he is currently enjoying clinical practice.