Pivoting during a pandemic Q&A: Marie Eve Pepin
We asked physical therapy faculty members about how their lives at work and at home had been affected since the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic in March 2020.
Assistant Clinical Professor Marie Eve Pepin, DPT with OMPT certification
My mission as a teacher is to inspire the student to reach their highest potential as a person as well as a physical therapist. My research tries to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.
A positive outcome of the pandemic:
I have managed to teach orthopedic special tests online as well as coordinate 33 hourlong virtual practical exams for our final capstone course.
A challenging aspect of the pandemic:
Working through my mental block of using new technology, home-schooling my daughters while teaching at the same time, and trying to convince my students to use their videocam during our synchronous virtual classes ;-)
Recent program or research advisee achievements:
Seeing the students work diligently toward studying for their board exam and seeing them receive very encouraging and strong results on the simulated board examination.
Recent personal achievement:
Running the virtual Crushing Corona 50K (time of 4:20).
Take a look at how other faculty members responded to our Pivoting During a Pandemic Q&A.