Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency
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- Graduation from a CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education) physical therapy program;
- License to practice physical therapy in Arizona upon acceptance, prior to matriculation. (Arizona license required for residency clinical experiences);
- Employment in an approved clinical practice in Arizona with an approved clinical mentor;
- Personal malpractice liability coverage required upon acceptance, prior to matriculation.
- Submit primary application through RF-PTCAS at www.abptrfe.org. Application opens September 1st one year prior to anticipated enrollment.
- The deadline to apply through RF-PTCAS is July 15th of the year of anticipated enrollment.
Items required of applicants in the RF-PTCAS primary application:
- Complete RF-PTCAS application:
- Official transcripts from every PT U.S. college and university attended;
- Correct RF-PTCAS application fee
- 3 received electronic Evaluations
Program specific supplemental requirements:
- Supplmental fee of $70;
- Additional information detailing clinical site and mentor;
- Interview with Residency Program Director or faculty.
**Program does not require additional Evaluations aside from those included in the RF-PTCAS primary application.
Qualities desired for Residency applicants
- Strong desire to advance clinical skills and knowledge;
- Strong communication in clinical reasoning skills;
- Evidence of self-initiative and self-responsibility;
- Commitment to patient-centered practice.
For additional information regarding the orthopedic physical therapy residency program please contact:
Cheri Hodges, PT, DPT, Mapp, OCS, FAAOMPT