The Physical Therapy Residency in Orthopedics is a full-time 12-month program where residents practice 40 hours a week. Residents will experience more than 1,400 hours of clinical practice and an additional 200 hours of unopposed one-on-one mentored time from highly trained physical therapists.
Didactic and laboratory education, including manual therapy psychomotor skill acquisition, is integrated throughout the curriculum and modeled after the orthopedic physical therapy description of specialty practice (approximately 186 hours).
Other curriculum content and directed learning activities (approximately 56 hours) will include assisting with teaching lectures and laboratory course work, clinical mentoring and teaching physical therapy students, and observing surgery and other medical specialty practices.
Requirements for residency completion will include presenting at journal clubs and Grand Rounds and participating in a terminal research project.
Grading or evaluation
The Physical Therapy Residency in Orthopedics 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.
Mayo 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.