Gillian Manson has had McMaster Physiotherapy running through her since graduating from the BHSc (Physiotherapy) program in 2000. While working as a Physiotherapist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Gillian volunteers her time as a tutor, clinical instructor and clinical skills lab assistant. “I have always felt that assisting in the education of physiotherapy students is an important part of my role as a professional. I think student`s provide clinicians with an opportunity to challenge their clinical knowledge and practice.”
Throughout all her involvement in the program, Gillian feels that the key skills McMaster Physiotherapy student`s possess are: self-initiation, strong leadership skills, ability to reflect on performance and build on successes as well as the areas needing improvements. She also reflects that the self-directed and problem-based learning approach at McMaster provides students with a strong foundation for lifelong learning and confidence in looking for solutions.