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Benefits of Mentorship

As a mentor in the A.T. Still University Orthopedic Residency Program, you will benefit from:

  • Recruitment and retention of physical therapists through the opportunity to participate in the Orthopedic Residency at your clinic and presence on the A.T. Still University Orthopedic Residency website as a clinical partner;
  • Access to the ATSU extensive medical library resources including prestigious online peer reviewed journals, search engines in national databases and Rehabilitation Reference Guide;
  • Status as adjunct faculty with A.T. Still University;
  • Free weekend continuing education courses sponsored by the Orthopedic Residency Program;
  • Current concepts copies are included with your title as a mentor;
  • Weekly webinars emphasizing the latest evidence based research concepts;
  • The opportunity to provide one to one mentoring and clinical knowledge to the next generation of physical therapists;
  • Elevating your clinic and your profession through incorporating evidence based practice and outcome measures;
  • Contributing to elevation of the profession and the future of physical therapy.


Requirements of a Mentor

As a mentor in the A.T. Still University Orthopedic Residency Program, you will be required to:

  • Mentor the resident one-on-one for an average of 2.5 hours per week in the clinical practice;
  • Implement evidence-based practice;
  • Be an orthopedic certified specialist;
  • Have completed the Clinical Instructor Education & Credentialing Course sponsored by the APTA. If you have not, there is an opportunity to do so as part of the Residency Program.

Contact us to discuss your future mentoring opportunities:

Cheri Hodges, PT, DPT, MappSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
Director of the Orthopedic Residency Program
Associate professor, Physical Therapy
Arizona School of Health Sciences

A.T. Still University
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206

Phone: 480-219-6189

We look forward to speaking with you.