Wing Fu, PT, PhD, MA

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Overview

Dr. Fu received her entry-level Physical Therapy education from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, her Master’s degree from New York University and her Doctoral degree in Philosophy from Nova Southeastern University. She completed the Medical Educator Fellowship Program, which is offered by the International Association of Medical Science Educators. Dr. Fu worked in academia for 14 years prior to joining the physical therapy faculty at Columbia University.

She also has years of clinical experience in multiple settings including acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, preschool, and home care serving adult and pediatric patient populations. Dr. Fu is particularly interested in educational research. While clinical reasoning is her primary research area, other research interests include student assessment as well as teaching and learning.

Dr. Fu presented research studies at national and international conferences and provided educational sessions at national and local meetings. She is actively involved in serving the physical therapist education community. Dr. Fu has been a member of and actively serving the Academy of Physical Therapy Education Research Committee since January 2017. In addition, Dr. Fu is the Vice Chair of the ACAPT Clinical Reasoning Curricula and Assessment Consortium. Within the consortium, she chairs the Teaching Compendium Task Force and is a member of the Competencies Task Force. Dr. Fu also served as a National Licensing Examination item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physcial Therapy) at CUMC

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BS, Physical Therapy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • PhD, Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
  • MA, Physical Therapy (Developmental Disabilities), New York University

Honors & Awards

Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery Award 2018, Office of the Provost, Columbia University

Fellow, International Association of Medical Science Educators (June 2016 - Present)

Finalist, Outstanding Poster Presentation Award 2016, International Association of Medical Science Educators

Feitelberg Journal Founder's Award 2015, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Education Section, APTA

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, APTA (June 2005 – May 2015)

Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, APTA (June 2004 – May 2014)

S. K. Yee Medical Foundation Scholarship, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Best Student of the Year Prize, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2-time recipient)

The Lee Wing Tat Clinical Prize, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Research

Research Interests

  • Clinical reasoning
  • Student assessment
  • Teaching and learning

Grants

Awarded the Columbia University Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery Grant 2018

Selected Publications

Fu W. Using a comprehensive framework to assess clinical reasoning. In: Musolino GM, Jensen G, eds. Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Physical Therapy: Facilitation, Assessment and Implementation. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated; 2020: 133-142.

Fu W. Using a structured and evidence-based approach to remediate clinical reasoning: a case report summary. In: Musolino GM, Jensen G, eds. Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Physical Therapy: Facilitation, Assessment and Implementation. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated; 2020:143-155.

Fu W, Baldwin T, Brechter J, et al. Effects of educational interventions designed to develop physical therapist learners' clinical reasoning: a systematic review. PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews. 2019. CRD42019138748.

Fu W. Development of an innovative tool to assess student physical therapists' clinical reasoning competency. J Phys Ther Educ. 2015;29:14-26.