Physical Therapy Mentorship Series
The expense of not finding a good mentor outweighs any short-term costs.
Finding a physical therapy mentor is important, more important than you may realize at first. Far too many PTs delay finding a mentor, telling themselves it’s not a priority with so many other things to see, do, and learn. But as a former new grad myself, I also know the value of ensuring that you have a mentor.
Mentors can help you to become the best possible version of yourself by accelerating your growth in the PT profession. They can also guide you through difficult patches when you’re struggling to make decisions or lacking the experience to know in which direction to take your profession. One minute you might be set on outpatient orthopedics, the next neuro, and then perhaps pediatrics.
Unfortunately, not all mentors are created equal, and it falls to you to differentiate between the good and the not so good. If you get it wrong, you risk them leading you in the wrong direction.
However, the benefits of finding a PT mentor far outweigh the negatives; I’d suggest that once you get started with a mentorship program, you won’t look back. So if you’ve ever thought about working with a physical therapy mentor but you didn’t know where to start, this Mentorship series is for you.
Topics in this Mentorship series include:
- What a Mentor is
- Benefits of a Physical Therapy Mentor
- What to Discuss with a Mentor
- Online or In-Person Physical Therapy Mentorship
- My Experiences with a Mentor
- Physical Therapy-Specific Mentorship Resources
So read the posts in this series and see how a mentor can help you achieve your goals.
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