Creating Pipelines to Advance DEI

August 27, 2021

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. 

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

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. 

Our new professionals mentor program is the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8 pm. Join us October 5th for our next mentor night. Future topics include:

  • Admin PTA Leadership Opportunities
  • PT New Grads and PTAs in Clinical Education (you can be Cis and companies don’t either know or not sure how to)
  • PTAs in different settings (invite PTs to learn as well)
  • 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

Past topics include: Growing your network; Challenging conversations/situations 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