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.

See Residency Goals and Objectives.

See Application and Clinical Partner Matching Process.

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