What is PT Mentor Circle?
While developing this site, I got a message on Facebook from a former Physical Therapy classmate. She was doing great work in pediatrics and had a question regarding ACLs. It had been quite a while since she treated someone with an ACL injury and needed advice for a friend. She relied on the collective knowledge and expertise of her colleagues to help her out, and that is exactly what we are looking to do with this site.
First and foremost, we are a community. Thank you for being a part of this community! Our community is focused around helping each other achieve our goals of excellence through mentorship. Our main goal is to provide a place where people from all different fields and locations can come together to develop knowledge, clinical skills, and leadership. The creators of this site are Physical Therapists (PTs), but we hope to provide value to all rehabilitation professionals.
One of the fastest ways to achieve excellence is through mentorship. Whether you are the mentee learning by listening, or the mentor refining your skills through sharing your ideas, you will find great value in the relationships you build. No one can be an expert in all areas, and we believe that everyone has something that they can offer. At times you will seek advice. Other times you will provide the advice. This circle of Mentorship will help you to achieve new levels of excellence.
What can I find on the site?
PTs and rehabilitation professionals will take on new leadership roles in the future of healthcare. As bundled payments and Accountable Care Organizations (Link to Chris Stout’s Presentation) come into existence, Physical Therapy and other rehabilitation professions will be looked at to lead healthcare teams. This means that we will have to continue to develop our skills as clinicians as well as leaders.
One of the best aspects of a career in rehabilitation is that there is always something to learn. I often think of Oscar Wilde’s quote, “I am not young enough to know everything.” The further I get in my career, the more I realize what I have yet to learn. As we continue to emerge as leaders in the healthcare industry we must sharpen our knowledge, skills, and abilities. On PT Mentor Circle, we look to provide resources for members to develop clinically. Blog posts, webinars, and courses will be a large part of this. Even more importantly will be tapping into the collective wisdom of our members.
Our business class in PT school provided great value in understanding the framework of how a clinic ran, but it never fully covered what it meant to be a leader in the clinic. We instead learned that through on-the-job training combined with frequent trips to the local library! We want to share what we have learned with you and learn from your experiences as well. Together, we can continue to elevate our profession. Blogs, book recommendations, and even our own eBook series will help you to hone your leadership skills.
Our Golden Rule
PT Mentor Circle has one rule for its members, BE HELPFUL. This is not a site to pass judgment and criticize others. Healthy and respectful debate is fine, but please remember that your goal with anything you say or do should be to help someone else achieve his or her goals.
By having this rule we hope to maximize the benefit of the site. PT Mentor Circle is a place where you can open up about what you are interested in learning, without the fear of judgment. We encourage you to share often and ask thoughtful questions. Likely, someone is having the same question you are. It is also likely that someone has been through the same thing you have and can offer advice or knowledge.
*While this is our golden rule we also would like to state a few other important rules. Abide by the laws of our profession including HIPPA. You must use your own clinical judgment with any advice or information posted on the site, and we are not liable for anything posted on this site. Please also remember to follow your state and national practice acts.
This post demonstrates the type of culture we are looking to create on PT Mentor Circle. Our culture is one of sharing and helping, with mentorship at our core. We are open and judgment-free. At the end of the day, if each member of our community is able to help someone else achieve his/her goals, we will have achieved our own. Thank you for being apart of our community!
What areas are you looking for mentorship? Please share with us in the comments section below.
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