Christine Conroy, PT, DPT, MHS

Associate Professor


Midwestern University
College of Health Science
Physical Therapy Program
Alumni Hall North Room #340G
555 31st St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Office: (630) 515-7228
e-mail: cconro@midwestern.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

BS Physical Therapy Saint Louis University
MHS Orthopedic Focus University of Indianapolis
DPT Physical Therapy Rosalind Franklin University
PhD (candidate Interprofessional Studies Rosalind Franklin University

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Interprofessional Education and Practice:

I have worked with areas including stereotyping, professional role sharing, team development, implementation of IPEC competencies and faculty development.  I am most interested in the impact of the IPEC competencies on interprofessional practice.

Medical Care in Underserved Populations:

I am most interested in the homeless population as an underserved group and have worked on diabetic care programs in this population.  I am also interested in those with rehabilitation needs and general medical home issues. 

Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making:

I am most interested in student development of these skills and how students transition from memorization to critical thinking in professional medical training.

Research projects

Project I:

An interprofressional collaboration of faculty looking at student performance in the introductory interprofessional education course at MWU

Selected Publications

Evans C, Conroy C. Management of Patients with Type II Diabetes Residing at a Homeless Shelter: A Series of Case Reports.  Journal of Physical Therapy 2012;6:3-12.

Book contributions

Conroy, C. Instructors Resource on-line for Joint Structure and Function; A Comprehensive Analysis by Pamela LeVangie and Cynthia Norkin, 5th edition.  F.A Davis. 2011 http://davisplus.fadavis.com/product/physical-therapy-joint-structure-function-levangie-norkin-5

Conroy, C. Instructors Resource Disk (IRD) for Joint Structure and Function; A Comprehensive Analysis by Pamela LeVangie and Cynthia Norkin, 4th edition.  F.A Davis. 2005

Teaching Responsibilities:

Summer:

PTHE 1503 Clinical Problem Solving I (course coordinator/ primary lecturer)        

PTHE 1747 Human Anatomy II (course coordinator)

Fall:

PTHE 1582 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I (course coordinator & primary lecturer)

PTHE 1605 Clinical Problem Solving II (course coordinator) 

PTHE 1638 Physical Agents I (course coordinator/primary lecturer) 

PTHE 1709 Clinical Problem Solving III (guest lecturer in advanced wound case)

CORE 1500 Interprofessional Learning CORE Course (lecturer and faculty facilitator)

Winter:

PTHE 1639 Physical Agents II (course coordinator/primary lecturer)

PTHE 1521 Simulated Clinic I (faculty supervisor)

PTHE 1622 Simulated Clinic II (faculty supervisor)

Spring:

PTHE 1566 Physical Therapy Interventions II (course faculty) 

PTHE 1708 Scholarly Development in Physical Therapy (case report mentor)

PTHE 1607 Scholarship in Physical Therapy I (faculty facilitator)