OSI Physical Therapist Wins U of M Clinical Instructor of the Year Award

OSI Physical Therapist Wins U of M Clinical Instructor of the Year Award

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I’ve been working as a clinic manager and  physical therapist for years, but I have also been a clinical instructor for PT students since 1992. I  always enjoy having students and preparing them for independent practice in orthopedic physical therapy.  Last spring, my student, Sydney Scott, from the University of Minnesota, nominated me for the U of M Clinical Instructor of the Year award.  The U of M notified me in August, 2013, that I was selected for this award.  The award will be presented at the Jack Allison Lectures on Nov. 2, 2013.

As a U of M alumni, I am honored to receive this award and be recognized by the university for the instruction and guidance of physical therapy students. Here is the email I received informing me of this great honor.

Dear Shari,

It is our honor and my great personal pleasure to award you the University of Minnesota Program in Physical Therapy’s Clinical Educator of the Year Award.  Your dedication to the instruction of University of Minnesota PT students and your willingness to assist in clinical teaching has received excellent reviews and an outstanding nomination letter from one of our U of M DPT students. 

We sincerely appreciate your readiness to act as a clinical instructor for our full time clinical experiences. Your ability to impart both passion and excitement about the Physical Therapy profession is sincerely appreciated by both the students and the faculty here at the University of Minnesota.

We would like to formally acknowledge this award at the 14th Annual Jack Allison Lectureship luncheon on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 8:00-4:30 p.m.  As an appreciation for your efforts, we would like to invite you as our guest to the lectureship as well. This year’s speaker Susan Whitney PhD, PT, NCS, ATC, FAPTA and the topic will be “Dizziness and Balance Issues in Persons Post Concussion and with Traumatic Brain Injury.”

If you are unable to attend for the full day, you may also just come for the luncheon where we will present your award.  Please RSVP to me personally if you are able to attend.  If the November 2nd   date does not accommodate your schedule, please contact me to find a more convenient date to present this award.
Congratulations and thank you again for the time and expertise you impart to our students.


Jeanne Lojovich
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
University of Minnesota Program in Physical Therapy


If you or someone you know needs physical therapy or would like to tour our facility feel free to send me an email at swalters@osipt.com.

Thanks for reading!

– Shari

Shari Walters - OSI Physical Therapist

Shari Walters

Shari Walters

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