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Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers the Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. The one-year residency gives you opportunities to appreciate the diverse manifestations of disease and disability across various patient populations and specialties in the acute care setting.

Program highlights

Residents experience diverse populations in acute and acute-on-chronic disease across the inpatient practice at Mayo Clinic’s 400-bed hospital campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. Residents will participate in clinical practice including rotations through various specialty units in acute and critical care in addition to the observation unit, ambulatory surgery, and the Emergency Department. Four hours of weekly one-on-one mentorship sessions provide an opportunity for direct application to patients presenting with conditions and complexities related to the curriculum content deepening clinical reasoning and patient care management skills.

Residents will participate in specific didactic content components of the residency program including both online and in person courses, independent study, readings, assignments, and interprofessional learning activities. Additionally, residents will have various teaching and learning opportunities within and outside of Mayo Clinic Hospital.

Completion and certification

Upon completion of the program, you will have:

  • Training in the evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment planning, and intervention strategies on an individual level for depth and clarity within the high acuity, variable, and often fluctuating environment of the acute care hospital
  • Development of practical skills required for the acute care setting including clinical case management; patient, family, and caregiver education; advocacy; referral; consultation; and documentation related to geriatric care delivery to provide optimal and quality care for all patients
  • Experience in practice according to the ethical principles and legal requirements of the profession compliant to federal and state regulation and Mayo Clinic policies, values and standards of care, with completion of the APTA Core Competencies of a Physical Therapist Resident covering seven domains of practice performance.

After successfully completing this residency, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences and the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

Program outcomes

Data for completion of residency and employment status post-graduation will be included here as it becomes available. 

Accreditation information

The program is approved for candidacy status with the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), the accrediting body for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

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