What Could Go Wrong?

InfantDay2

  • 350 students in Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies
  • 40 Infants and Toddlers accompanied by eager parents and grandparents
  • 25 faculty members from all the disciplines
  • New space about to be renovated, but not quite ready yet…

It’s the IHPs annual Infant Development Day.  Now, at least a decade old, this event is one of the highlights of the annual academic fall kickoff events.   Drs. Laura Plummer and Anne Mccarthy-Jacobson both from the Department of Physical Therapy, along with many colleagues pull this whole thing together each year.  This year, faculty coordinators wore brightly colored traffic police vests to make sure that they were identifiable for anyone who needed assistance.

The organization of this event, which grows and grows each year, was flawless.  The students learned together, parents and kids demonstrated motor skills, physical and communication development, and faculty were able to demonstrate “real world” techniques for assessment.  Additionally, we were able to experience the potential that our new Interprofessional Clinical Center will provide upon its completion next summer.

So thank you to faculty leaders and participants for making this whole thing work once again in 2016! This is a model educational experience delivered to the IHP community.  We are grateful for your work!

And to answer the question in the title of this posting, nothing did go wrong.  It was perfect.  Again.

Alex Johnson, Provost

Alex Johnson

Role: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. In this role, I am most interested in education, research, and practice issues for health care professionals. I am a speech-language pathologist and had the great opportunity to work in the field of Communication Disorders as a clinician, administrator and an academic for over 25 years.

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