Physical Therapy Residency in Orthopedics (Minnesota)
The Physical Therapy Residency in Orthopedics is designed to significantly advance the physical therapy resident's preparation as a provider of patient and client care services in the area of orthopedic clinical practice.
The program includes activities that promote the physical therapy resident's continued integration of practice, research and scholarly inquiry, consistent with the program's mission and philosophy. Residents are licensed physical therapists and receive a stipend and benefit package. Likewise, they will contribute to department productivity.
The Physical Therapy Residency in Orthopedics lasts 12 months and includes:
- Independent patient care
- One-on-one mentoring
- A capstone (terminal) project
- Teaching responsibilities
- Planned didactic and laboratory course work designed to provide a theoretical basis for advanced clinical practice
- Support the mission, vision and values of Mayo Clinic to inspire hope and contribute to optimal patient health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research
- Promote Mayo Clinic's reputation as an industry leader of excellence in clinical practice and become a nationally recognized provider for post-professional clinical training within the area of orthopedic physical therapy
- Prepare residents to be highly skilled critical thinkers who embrace lifelong learning and are grounded in the principles of evidence-based practice
- Develop skilled orthopedic physical therapy practitioners who are able to provide an unparalleled patient experience at Mayo Clinic as the most trusted partner for health care
- Provide an avenue for physical therapists to achieve board certification in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
The Physical Therapy Residency in Orthopedics offered by Mayo School of Health Sciences in Minnesota is seeking credentialing from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) council of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission member of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., includes an extensive outpatient complex, Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester Methodist Hospital, and substantial research and education facilities.
This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
Graduation and certification
Upon successful completion of the Physical Therapy Residency in Orthopedics, you will receive a certificate of completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences. Once the program is credentialed by the ABPTRFE council, graduates are automatically eligible to take the orthopedics specialist examination administered by the ABPTS.
For the majority of your residency, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days a week.
Each year, the Physical Therapy Residency in Orthopedics admits up to two residents.