Clinical Orthopaedic Residency in Physical Therapy Goals and Objectives

  • Goal #1: Residents will provide high quality patient care for those with orthopaedic conditions, consistent with being a clinical specialist.
    Objectives: Residents will:

    • Demonstrate advanced skills in examination, diagnosis, evaluation and intervention
    • Demonstrate complex clinical reasoning processes
    • Sit for and pass the specialist certification examination in orthopaedics physical therapy administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
  • Goal #2: Residents will engage in evidence-based practice.
    Objectives: Residents will:

    • Seek and find cutting-edge evidence to support orthopaedic physical therapy practice
    • Integrate existing and emerging evidence with patient preferences and clinical experience to provide high quality care
  • Goal #3: Residents will become clinical mentors, teachers, and consultants for other physical therapists and members of the health care community.
    Objectives: Residents will:

    • Value the roles of mentoring, teaching and consulting
    • Communicate clearly and confidently to colleagues
    • Give and receive feedback in open and supportive manner
  • Goal #4: Residents will adapt to emerging roles as physical therapists in the new healthcare system.
    Objectives: Residents will:

    • Engage in effective and efficient practices and processes designed to provide the right care at the right time to the right patients
    • Seek opportunities to contribute to the development and implementation of new practice models that will advance the profession and delivery of services

See Residency Components

See Application and Clinical Partner Matching Process.

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