Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency
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- Unrestricted license in physical therapy in one of the fifty states, eligible for license in Arizona to practice physical therapy before matriculation (Arizona license required for residency clinical experiences).
- Graduation from a CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education) physical therapy program.
- Submission of Application to the residency program
Application opens October 1st and closes June 15th
Submit the following documents with your completed Residency Application:
- Current official transcripts from the college or university that granted or will grant your Physical Therapy professional degree.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Career essay
- Copy of Arizona Physical Therapy license if available (if license is not available at this time, acknowledgement form confirming an understanding that AZ license must be submitted prior to matriculation)
Submit to Program Director* Prior to Matriculation
- Information on clinical facility and patient population
- Clinical mentor's resume
Clinical Facility Requirements
Participation in the residency requires employment in a non-physician owned clinical environment that has a diverse patient population with orthopedic impairments and functional limitations in Arizona. This employment will be arranged by the resident and maintained for the completion of the program. Please provide a description of the clinical environment you will be working in for the 12 months of the residency program. Include information about the patient population as it relates to orthopedic specialization. Please include this on a separate sheet of paper.
Clinical Mentor Requirements
- Licensed physical therapist with greater than five years experience in orthopedic physical therapy and/or Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
- Willing and able to mentor the resident for minimum 2.5 hours/week
Qualities demonstrated in Residency applicants
- Strong desire to advance clinical skills and knowledge
- Strong communication skills
- Evidence of self-initiative and self-responsibility
The deadline for receipt of all required documents is June 15 of each year.
Applicants are required to have a personal interview, which will be scheduled after review of all required documents.
For additional information regarding the orthopedic physical therapy residency program please contact:
PT, DPT, Mapp, OCS, FAAOMPT
PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT