Creating Pipelines to Advance DEI

APTAMD's Mentor Program

The Chapter's DEI Committee is working to improve diversity within the workforce through mentoring new professionals with monthly mentor nights, and by introducing the profession through virtual tours to K - high school students, and Pre PT/PTA Programs. . 

DEI Workspace for More Details

Upcoming Events

Student and New Professional Mentor Night – October 5th 
Topic: PTAS in Different Settings

Outreach to Maryland Pre PT/PTA Programs

  • November 2021: Cecil College Career Fair
  • October 21, 2021: Carrol Community College Career Fair
    (3:30 pm to 6:00 pm)

DEI Committee Meeting – October 14th at 7:30 pm 

We will be reaching out to additional schools and counties along with pre-physical therapy programs.

If you are interested in being a part of this program and or if you have schools you would like to include, please contact the chapter. 

 Future topics include:

  • Admin PTA Leadership Opportunities
  • PT New Grads and PTAs in Clinical Education 
  • PT/ PTA Workshop
  • Recommended education for New Grads
  • Financial mngt after coming out of school – making good financial decisions
  • Advocating for the profession – learn about the big issue
  • Submit your ideas for topics and or speakers

Our Accomplishments

The program started in early 2021 and has connected with over 200 high school students. We have provided virtual tours to the following schools:

  1. Academy of Sciences 
  2. Roosevelt High School
  3. Paint Branch High School
  4. Academy for College and Career Exploration

Past topics include:

  • Growing your network;
  • Challenging conversations with colleagues
  • Finding work/life balance during the pandemic
  • Evidence based practice
  • Physical Therapy Specialties and Certifications
  • Treatment ideas for that complex patient 
  • How to land your first PT/PTA job Tricks and Hacks 

Live & Grow Mentorship

An online organization that presents an opportunity to mentor pre-pt students applying to DPT programs. Pre-pt students starting directly after undergraduate graduation, students in a gap year, and career changers. This organization will have varying levels of assistance from a collection of supporting documents to 1 on 1 coaching through a PTCAS application cycle. ​