Tracking and Documenting Students’ Patient Encounters

Programs at the Professional master’s level and Post-Professional level will be required to demonstrate the inclusion of the core competencies throughout their curriculum and their students’ clinical experiences.  Additionally, programs at the professional master’s level will need to demonstrate that their students have had adequate exposure to providing care to a variety of patient conditions.  Dr. Cailee Welch Bacon and Dr. Julie Cavallario will speak about how programs can demonstrate compliance with these Standards through the tracking and documentation of students’ patient encounters.  This panel of experts will speak at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL. on Friday afternoon, October 12, 2018.  Make sure you take advantage of extended regular registration pricing by registering today!

Cailee E. Welch Bacon, PhD, ATC (A.T. Still University)

Dr. Bacon is an associate professor in the Athletic Training Programs within the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences as well as a research associate professor in the Department of Basic Science in the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona at A.T. Still University. Dr. Bacon earned her bachelor of science degree in athletic training from Boston University, followed by a master of science in education degree in athletic training from Old Dominion University. She also earned her doctor of philosophy degree in human movement science with a focus in athletic training curriculum and instruction from Old Dominion University, where she investigated the effectiveness of educational techniques to aid athletic trainers in learning the fundamentals of evidence-based practice. Dr. Bacon also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship within the Center for Clinical Outcome Studies at A.T. Still University, which focused on patient-oriented outcomes. Currently, Dr. Bacon serves on the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Review Committee, the Journal of Athletic Training Editorial Board, and is an Associate Editor for the Athletic Training Education Journal. She also serves as the Clinical Practice Site Coordinator for the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network (AT-PBRN). Dr. Bacon’s research agenda focuses on athletic training education. Specifically, she is interested in assessing athletic training educational outcomes related to competency-based education and identifying interventions to enhance knowledge translation throughout the athletic training profession.

Julie Cavallario, PhD, ATC (Old Dominion University)

Dr. Cavallario is an assistant professor of Athletic Training and serves as Program Director of the Post-Professional and Professional Athletic Training Programs at Old Dominion University. She earned a bachelor of science in Athletic Training at the State University of New York at Cortland, a Master of Science of Education at Old Dominion University, and her doctor of philosophy degree in human movement science with a focus in athletic training curriculum and instruction from Old Dominion University, where she investigated the preparation of professional athletic training students, in part through the use of tracking patient encounters. She has 10 years of clinical practice experience at the collegiate level. Her research agenda focuses on characteristics of clinical education experiences in the development of professional athletic training students. Prior to returning as faculty to ODU, she worked for four years as the Communications Coordinator for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. She currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA with her husband and their two very energetic sons.