Clinical Orthopaedic Residency in Physical Therapy Components
During the year of the residency program, the resident will be a part-time employee of one of the clinical partners (approximately .5 FTE), with non-degree student status at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Over the course of one year, the resident/employee will complete a minimum of 1500 hours to include:
At least 850 hours, or approximately 20 hours per week, of orthopaedic physical therapy clinical practice in one of our clinical partner facilities; 150 hours of one-to-one mentoring (approximately 3 hours per week) with an advanced clinician mentor on staff at the clinical partner facility;
140 hours of didactic education through completion of the Elevating Practice in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course and attendance at designated evening seminars.
- 360 hours of Resident Directed Learning (proposed as 15 hours per week), including but not limited to:
- APTA Orthopaedic Section Independent Study courses;
- Mentored clinical research and/or completion of a journal-formatted case report;
- Paid laboratory instructor teaching responsibilities in Institute physical therapy courses;
- Community Outreach.