What Counts as Involvement in Research?
Are you interested in becoming a Clinical Specialist but not sure if you meet the requirement for research experience?
The Clinical Specialist in physiotherapy effectively uses and contributes to research to advance practice. You can fulfill the requirement for involvement in research in many ways.
Below are some examples of research experience in formal and informal settings that meet the requirements outlined in the Candidate Handbook:
- Demonstration of participation in communities of practice (for example: a blog or discussion forum)
- Lead role in journal club
- Completion of the AGREE tool or a CAT
- A case study
- Involvement in the FOTO Program
- Implementation of results of Q&A (client satisfaction surveys, program evaluation). Subjects may include productivity, risk management, patient safety, and be addressed through the CR tool.
- Podium and/or poster presentations in a professional forum
- Documentation of integration of research tools (for example: outcome measures, systematic reviews, surveys, CPGs) as part of practice review or analysis
- Lead in clinical research (or other similar activity)
- Transcript or evaluation demonstrating completion of course in research, including distance education
- Participation in a research study (e.g., literature review, carry out a treatment protocol)
- Authorship in non-peer reviewed journal or a peer reviewer for a journal or collaboration
If you’re still unsure whether your research-related activity fits the requirements, please contact Tim Paquette, CPA Program Lead for the Clinical Specialty Program, for more information.