Olga LM McSorley, PT, DPT

Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor

Olga McSorley Bio Photo

 

BS, Health Sciences, Boston University
MSPT, Physical Therapy, Boston University
DPT, Physical Therapy, Boston University
EdD(c), Leadership and Learning, Rivier University

Phone: (603) 647-3553
Email:  

 
Courses Taught
  • LS565 - Spanish for Health Care Professionals
  • PTH506 - Introduction to Professional Development and Patient Education
  • PTH517 - PY1 Integrated Clinical Experience
  • PTH608 - Full Time Clinical Experience
  • PTH627 - PY2 Integrated Clinical Experience
  • PTH628 - Student Clinic
  • PTH701 - Clinical Internship I
  • PTH703 - Clinical Internship III
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Clinical Education and Professional Development
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy

Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Wetherbee E, Palaima M, McSorley O. “New England Consortium Focus Groups: Identification of Economic Factors in Clinical Education” J Phys Ther Educ. 2015. 4:52-59.

Applebaum D, Portney L, Kolosky L, McSorley O, Olimpio D, Pelletier D, Zupkus M. “Building Physical Therapist Education Networks.” J Phys Ther Educ. 2014. 28 (Suppl 1):30-38.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations:

Heres D, Liley K, Russell A, McSorley O. Impact of Skilled Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy on the Incidence and Severity of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Pregnant and Postpartum Women: A Systematic Review [platform]. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio TX, February 2017.

Cassidy L, Boldt T, Eddy R, Enos J, Horne L, McSorley O, Palaima M. Screencast versus Classroom Lecture: Does Mode of Content Delivery Impact Physical Therapy Student Confidence with Applying Physical Agents? A Pilot Study [poster]. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio TX, February 2017.

Cassidy L, McSorley O. When the Master Becomes the Student: A Case Study in Developing Skills and Confidence in Physical Therapy Students as Clinical Instructors [poster]. APTA Combined Sections Meeting,  San Antonio TX, February 2017.

McSorley O. Leadership through the Latina Lens: The Influence of Female Gender and Latino Culture on Leadership Style [platform]. New England Doctoral Student Conference, Nashua NH, March 2016.

Parent-Nichols J, McSorley O. Empowering Students for Community Engagement [education session]. Doctoral Conference on Leadership and Learning, Nashua NH, March 2015.

Harris M, McSorley O. What Do Millennial PTs Want? Factors that Influence New Graduates’ Early Career Plans [poster]. APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition, Charlotte NC, June 2014.

McSorley O, Olimpio D, Sackos D. Economic Challenges of Providing Physical Therapy for the Uninsured: Incorporating the Role of Students in an Alternative Model of Care (education session). APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas NV, February 2014.

Parent-Nichols J, McSorley O, Greiner A. Collaboration between a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and a Community High School: Promotion of Health and Wellness Programming [poster]. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.

McSorley O, Fitzgerald C, Maxwell J, Harris M. A Consortium Website for the 21st Century: Meeting the Needs of Academic and Clinical Partners to Promote Clinical Excellence [platform]. APTA Education Leadership Conference, Portland OR, October 2013.

Nelson L, Applebaum D, Pelletier D, Palaima M, McSorley O, Wetherbee E, Kaufman R. Academic and Clinical Collaboration to Manage Challenges in Clinical Education [education session] APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego CA, January 2013.

Wetherbee E, McSorley O, Palaima M, Pelletier D, Applebaum D, Nelson L, Kaufman R. Rethinking Clinical Education for Physical Therapy: Financial Considerations [platform]. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego CA, January 2013.

Palaima M, Pelletier D, McSorley O, Wetherbee E, Nelson L, Applebaum D, Kaufman R. Strengthening the Academic and Clinical Education Partnership: Focus Group Discussions [platform]. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego CA, January 2013.

McSorley O, Harris M. Generational Divide (or Not): Survey Comparisons of Perceptions, Priorities, Preferences and Career Plans of Three Generations of Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants upon Entering the Workforce [poster]. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego CA, January 2013.

McSorley O, Olimpio D, Sackos D. Economic Challenges of Providing Physical Therapy for the Uninsured: Incorporating the Role of Students in an Alternative Model of Care [platform]. APTA Education Leadership Conference, Greenwich CT, October 2012.

Wetherbee E, Kaufman R, McSorley O, Pelletier D, Nelson L, Palaima M, Applebaum D. Focus Group Discussions: Meeting the Challenges of Contemporary Clinical Practice and Clinical Education [platform]. APTA Education Leadership Conference, Greenwich CT, October 2012.


Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership
  • New England Consortium of Clinical Educators
  • NACADA - National Academic Advising Association

Conferences Attended

  • April 2017 - New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, Concord, NH
  • March 2017 - New England Doctoral Student Conference, Nashua, NH
  • February 2017 - APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  • April 2016 - New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership, Manchester, NH
  • March 2016 - New England Doctoral Student Conference, Nashua, NH
  • April 2015 - New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership, Manchester, NH
  • March 2015 - Doctoral Conference on Leadership and Learning, Nashua, NH
  • June 2014 - APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition, Charlotte, NC
  • March 2014 - Doctoral Conference on Leadership and Learning, Nashua, NH
  • February 2014 - APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
  • October 2013 - APTA Education Leadership Conference, Portland, OR
  • January 2013 - APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • October 2012 - APTA Education Leadership Conference, Greenwich, CT

 

Grants Received

  • Principal Investigator/Co-recipient with research partner Dr. Maureen Harris, Jane Walter Venzke Research Award ($2500), “Generational Divide (or Not): Survey Comparisons of Perceptions, Priorities, Preferences and Career Plans of Three Generations of Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants upon Entering the Workforce.” October 2012 – New Hampshire Chapter, APTA

Service

Institutional Service:

  • NEASC Self-Study 2018, Standard 5 Team

Academic Service, DPT Program:

  • DPT Curriculum Committee
  • APTA, Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) – Credentialed Clinical Trainer
  • APTA – CCIP Online Feasibility Task Force

Community Service:

  • New England Doctoral Student Conference – member, Planning committee
  • Belltower Home Health Care, LLC - member, Advisory Board