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Ann Dietrich, PT, MS

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Education
 Ann Dietrich
(414) 229-2822
(414) 229-3366
Pavilion 363

Education

MS Kinesiology University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2002
BS Physical Therapy University of Wisconsin-Madison 1982

Speaker Topics

  • Physical Therapy Clinical Education Practices
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Professional Identity Formation
  • Regulations guiding the provision of service and reimbursement for services provided by Student Physical Therapists

Interests & Expertise

Ann Dietrich has been the Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program since the program’s inception. As a founding member, she has been involved in many aspects of the program’s development including formation of the admission process, review of the curricular content and the development of the clinical education curriculum. This involvement in many aspects of the development of the DPT Program has led to her interest in student transition from the didactic setting to the clinical setting.

Her current research interest focuses on potential techniques and practices to ensure a smooth transition for students between these two settings.

Selected Publications

Dietrich, A. (2014). Physical therapy program clinical education annual report.
Dietrich, A. (2014). Commission on accreditation of physical therapist education. , F11 – F18; F23 – F26.
Dietrich, A. (2013). Physical therapy program clinical education annual report.
Dietrich, A. (2013). KIN 680 clinical competency self and peer assessment packet.
Dietrich, A., Hernandez, V., Woodburn, L., & Horowitz, A. J. (2013). Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Manual.
Dietrich, A. (2012). Physical therapy program comprehensive practical exam coordinator.
Dietrich, A. (2012). Physical therapy program clinical education annual report.
Dietrich, A. (2012). Doctor of physical therapy clinical education manual for students.
Dietrich, A. (2011). Physical Therapy Program Comprehensive Practical Exam Coordinator.
Dietrich, A. (2011). Topics in PT/PTA Education: How have clinical education expectations, requirements and internships changed in the last five years? PT Connections: Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Newsletter, 41(1).
Dietrich, A. (2011). Physical therapy program clinical education annual report.
Dietrich, A. (2011). Doctor of physical therapy clinical education manual for students.
Dietrich, A. (2010). Physical therapy program comprehensive practical exam coordinator.
Dietrich, A. (2010). Physical therapy program clinical education annual report.
Dietrich, A. (2010). Doctor of physical therapy clinical education manual for students.

Presentations

Dietrich, M., Dietrich, A., & Moerchen, V. A. (2015). Transformative learning: Cognitive-affective outcomes of a practicum embedded in a pediatrics course. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
Dietrich, A., & Mazurek, R. (2015). DPT students exposed to CPI-based assessment during didactic preparation achieve enhanced entry-level clinical outcomes. Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Department of Kinesiology- Integrated Health Care and Performance, .
Dietrich, A., Truebenbach, C., Alt, C., & Moerchen, V. A. (October 2015). Comprehensive assessment for clinical readiness, Part I: A model for using CPI from start to finish in DPT education. American Physical Therapy Association, Educational Leadership Conference (ELC), Baltimore, MD.
Dietrich, A., Truebenbach, C., Alt, C., & Moerchen, V. A. (October 2015). Comprehensive assessment for clinical readiness, Part II: Outcomes from using the CPI from start to finish in DPT education. American Physical Therapy Association, Educational Leadership Conference (ELC), Baltimore, MD.
Dietrich, A., Truebenbach, C., Alt, C., & Moerchen, V. A. (February 2015). Using the DPT to anchor embedded comprehensive assessment of DPT students. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
Dietrich, A., Truebenbach, C., Alt, C., & Moerchen, V. A. (February 2015). Using the CPI to Anchor Embedded Comprehensive Assessment of DPT Students. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
Dietrich, A. (2014). Legal and ethical decision making for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Wisconsin CEU approved presentation, Milwaukee WI.
Dietrich, A. (May 2013). Active learning strategies, developing clinical objectives and responding to administration concerns. Wisconsin Clinical Education Consortium Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Dietrich, A., Truebenbach, C., Alt, C., & Moerchen, V. A. (March 2013). Comprehensive assessment of doctor of physical therapy students’ readiness for clinical practice: A model of embedded assessment throughout the curriculum. Center for Instructional & Professional Development (CIPD), Milwaukee, WI.
Dietrich, A., Truebenbach, C., England, W. B., & Moerchen, V. A. (March 2013). Comprehensive assessment of doctor of physical therapy students’ readiness for clinical practice: A model of embedded assessment throughout the curriculum. UWM Center for Professional Development Assessment Showcase Poster Session, .
Dietrich, A. (2012). Graduate Program Options at UWM College of Health Sciences. Presentation to upper division science students. , Sheboygan, WI.
Dietrich, A. (2012). Legal and ethical decision making for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Wisconsin CEU approved presentation, Milwaukee WI.
Dietrich, A., & Harrison, L. (2011). Clinical Instructor Conference, Janesville, WI.
Dietrich, A. (2011). Introduction to the rehabilitation professions. Health Professions Class, Sheboygan, WI.
Dietrich, A. (April 2011). Optimizing resources in the ever changing world of clinical education. Wisconsin Clinical Education Consortium Annual Conference, Madison, WI.

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Performance and Service Award (2012) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Professional Memberships

  1. Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, 1981 – present.
    • Awards Committee, Chair, 2011 – present.
    • UWM Liaison to Students 2011- 2013.
    • WPTA poster session judge: 2012, 2010.
    • Clinical Education Special Interest Group (formerly WCEC), 2006 – present.
    • Nomination Committee, Chair, 2007 – present.
  2. American Physical Therapy Association, 1981- present.
    • Section Memberships
      • Member of the Section on Health Policy and Administration.
      • Member of the Section on Education.
        • Work group for revision of Generic Abilities Document into the Professional Behaviors Document, group leader, 2010.
      • Member of the Section of Orthopedics.