Mary Palaima

Associate Professor, Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, New Hampshire

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Master of Science, Physical Therapy
Boston University


Masters in Business Administration
Boston University


Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership
Boston University

Phone: (603) 647-3554
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Courses Taught
  • PTH 610 Professional Seminar (assist)
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Clinical Education
  • Health Care Education

Publications and Presentations

E. Wetherbee, M. Palaima, O. McSorley. “New England Consortium Focus Groups: Identification of Economic Factors in Clinical Education” J Phys Ther Educ 2015. 4:52-59

D. Jette, L. Nelson, M. Palaima, E. Wetherbee. “How do We Improve Quality in Clinical Education? Examination of Structures, Processes and Outcomes” J PT Educ 2014. 2:3-7

Cassidy L, Boldt T, Eddy R, Enos J, Horne, L, McSorley O, Palaima. Screencast versus Classroom Lecture: Does Mode of Content Delivery Impact Physical Therapy Student Confidence with Applying Physical Agents? A Pilot Study, Poster Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX, February 2016

M. Palaima, D. Applebaum, L. Nelson. Strengthening the Academic and Clinical Education Partnership: Focus Group Discussions, Educational Session, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, January 2013

M.Palaima, D. Applebaum, L. Nelson.  Academic and Clinical Collaboration to Manage Challenges in Clinical Education, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, January 2013  

M. Palaima. Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Experiences of Recent Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduates: Supervisor and Mentor Perspectives, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, January 2013


Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • APTA, Education Section
  • NH Physical Therapy Association
  • APTA Clinical Education Special Interest Group’s (CESIG) Program Committee, 2011- 2015

Conferences Attended

  • Educational Leadership Conference and ACAPT meeting, Columbus, OH, October 13-15, 2017, content focus: future clinical education paradigms, academic challenges
  • Educational Leadership Conference and ACAPT meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October 7-9, 2017, content focus: clinical education initiatives, professional academic issues
  • CAPTE Self-Study Workshop, National Harbor, MD May 31-June 1, 2015
     
  • Clinical Education Summit, APTA, Kansas City, MO, October 12-13, 2014 

 

Service

Graduate and Professional Studies (FPU-CGPS):

  • Academic Standards Committee, Chair
  • Academic Leadership Committee Spring 2015 – present

Program:

  • DPT Assessment Committee, Chair, Clinical Education Summit, APTA, Kansas City, MO, October 12-13, 2014