Curriculum

The Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency is a full-time 12-month program. Residents experience more than 1,400 hours of clinical practice and an additional 200 hours of individual mentored time from highly trained physical therapists.

Didactic and laboratory education is integrated throughout the curriculum and modeled after the neurologic physical therapy description of specialty practice.

Other curriculum content and directed learning activities include assisting with teaching lectures and laboratory coursework, clinical mentoring and teaching physical therapy students, and observing other medical specialty practices.

Requirements for residency completion include presenting at journal clubs and educational Grand Rounds and completing a final project, which is chosen from one of these options:

  • A resident's case problem
  • A critically appraised topic
  • A research project that examines the reliability, responsiveness and/or validity of a clinical measurement used in neurologic practice

Grading or evaluation

The Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency uses these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

Nov. 05, 2015