Physical Therapy Geriatric Residency (Arizona)
Our Physical Therapy Geriatric Residency gives you opportunities to appreciate the diverse manifestations of disease and disability affecting geriatric patients.
Our residents experience the disparate variations in acute and chronic disease across health care settings at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, including:
- Emergency department
- Wellness center
- Outpatient setting
- Skilled nursing
- Acute inpatient rehabilitation
- Home health care
You experience physical therapy interventions unique to each phase of rehabilitation.
When you complete the program, you will have:
- Knowledge of theoretical principles, including the pathology and physiology of aging across cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, integument and neurologic systems as related to the unique characteristics and needs of the geriatric patient
- Training in the practical skills needed for geriatric physical therapy, including clinical case management, patient and family/caregiver education, advocacy, referral, consultation and documentation related to geriatric care delivery to provide optimal and quality care for all patients
- Experience in practice according to the ethical principles and legal requirements of the profession, compliant to federal and state regulation and Mayo Clinic policies, values and standards of care
Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
Mayo Clinic in Arizona has two campuses. On the Phoenix campus is the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo. It has been recognized several times by Phoenix magazine as "the Best Hospital in Phoenix."
The Scottsdale campus is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.
Graduation and certification
Upon successful completion of the Physical Therapy Geriatric Residency at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences.
Once our program receives credentials from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS), graduates are automatically eligible to take the Geriatric Clinical Specialist Examination administered by the ABPTS.
For the majority of your residency, your learning schedule includes eight-hour days, four to five days per week. The schedule includes some weekends and holidays.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits one student to its Physical Therapy Geriatric Residency. This ensures you will receive close one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.