Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Lori N. Gusman, PT, DPT, MS

Primary Appointment:
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, Instructor & Director of Clinical Education

Education:
DPT Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (2016), Nova Southeastern University

MS Exercise Physiology (1996), Florida International University

BS Physical Therapy (1983), Florida International University

AS Physical Therapist Assistant (1979), University of Evansville

Research: Clinical Education Issues
• PT’s perception of the frequency, the importance and the level of competence in certain communication activities in physical therapy practice.
• PT’s perception of the frequency, the importance and the level of competence in certain communication activities in interprofessional interactions.
• The impact of the sequence of internship types on clinical performance of physical therapy students
• CI and student congruency on the CPI
• Predicting student confidence in a clinical internship experience

Selected Scholarly Activity:

  1. 1. Gusman LN, Masin H, Drevyn E, Roach K. Comparing the frequency and perceived importance of inter-professional communication activities in inpatient and outpatient physical therapy settings. Poster presentation. Education Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, TX, February 15 – 18, 2017.
  2. 2. Drevyn E, Kirk-Sanchez N, Gusman L, Roach K. The Impact of terminal physical therapy clinical internship setting on Clinical Performance Instrument scores. Poster presentation. Education Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, TX, February 15 – 18, 2017.
  3. 3. Gusman LN, Masin H, Drevyn E, Roach K. Top communication activities utilized by physical therapists in the clinic. Poster presentation. APTA Education Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ. October 7 – 9, 2016.
  4. 4. Hiser S, Garcia S, Gusman LN, Lopez LD, Cohen M. The value of students in the acute care clinical experience: student-driven facilitation of an early mobility program in the intensive care unit. Poster presentation. Acute Physical Therapy Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA. February 18-21, 2016.

Peer-reviewed Presentations:

  1. 1. Survival Skills for Affective Education: Integrating Professional Behaviors in a Health Professionals Curriculum, Health Professions Educational Research Symposium (HPERS), Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, January 15, 2011.

Funded Research:

Predictors of Student Outcomes in Physical Therapy Clinical Education
Funding Agency: FCCE Research Scholarship to present at the “National Clinical Education Conference” in St. Louis, MO

The Relationship of Pubic Symphasis Alignment to Urinary Incontinence
Co Investigators: Gusman L, Cornely H
Funding Agency: COHS Research

Courses Taught:
PTS 630 – Foundations in Physical Therapy
PTS 710 – Clinical Internship I
PTS 711 – Clinical Internship II
PTS 803 – Clinical Internship III
PTS 804 – Clinical Internship IV

Service:
Vice-Chair of Clinical Education – July 2011 – present Curriculum Committee – 2010 – present, UM Department of Physical Therapy
Committee on Academic Review – 2007 – present, UM Department of Physical Therapy
White Coat Ceremony – Chair – 2007 – present, UM Department of Physical Therapy
Admissions Committee – 2007 – present, UM Department of Physical Therapy
Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), Alternate Delegate to APTA HOD (elected), 2016- present.
Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Southeast District Assembly Representative, 2016-present.
American Physical Therapy Association, APTA – Member 1987 – present
Education Section of the APTA – Member, 1990 – present
Florida Physical Therapy Association, FPTA – Member – 1987 – present
Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators, FCCE, SIG of the FPTA – Member – 2001 – present
Vice-Chair of the Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators (SIG of the FPTA) – 2005 to 2012