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Sara Pullen, Division of Physical Therapy, Emory University School of Medicine.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Dr. Sara Pullen, Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy. 1462 Clifton Road, Suite 312, Atlanta, GA 30322. E-mail: Sara.pullen@emory.edu

The author wishes to acknowledge the contributions to this study of Karen Wilson DPT, MPH.


Needs Assessment of an International Service-learning Program:An Innovative Approach to Community-Based Learning


Journal Title:

Journal of community engagement and higher education


Volume 7, Number 1


, Pages 14-22

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Article | Final Publisher PDF


This study utilized an original survey to evaluate the physical therapy and education needs of health care workers affiliated with a community hospital in the Dominican Republic. Results suggest that healthcare workers affiliated with this hospital could be an ideal audience to focus the initiation of a sustainable rehabilitation-training program; The needs assessment described can assist other academic physical therapy and medical programs in the planning and implementation of ISL opportunities for students and faculty.

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