In this podcast titled, “Trials and tribulations of foreign trained Physical Therapists” we speak to Aanal Shah, an experienced physical therapist who emigrated to the USA after having completed her training abroad.
Our discussion with Aanal focuses on:
-Our experience obtaining verification of PT credentials in the US
-The state licensure and visa process as a foreign trained PT.
The verification of foreign education credentials
-Challenges with finding a US employer prepared to employee a foreign trained PT
-What we found surprising about PT clinical practice in the US
-The issues associated with being a visa holder
-The benefits to an employer of having a foreign trained therapist as part of your clinical team
Part of the Agile&Me: A Physical Therapy Leadership podcast series. The podcast series has been devised by Alliance Physical Therapy Partners to help educate and inform emerging and experienced therapy leaders about various topics relevant to outpatient therapy services.