The 52-week Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is designed to significantly advance your skills as a specialist in the area of orthopaedic clinical practice.
The Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency's mission is to provide advanced training to develop highly-skilled orthopaedic physical therapists to optimize movement and health for patients through quality residency education, integrated clinical practice, and research. Program and curriculum highlights include:
- Planned didactic and laboratory coursework
- One-on-one mentoring
- Independent patient care
- Research projects
- Teaching opportunities
- Interdisciplinary patient care
- Point of care access to full medical records/imaging
- Direct communication with referring providers
- Learning in the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center
Residents are licensed physical therapists and receive a stipend and benefits package.
Completion and certification
After successfully completing the Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
Graduates are eligible and expected to take the orthopaedics specialist certification examination administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
The Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency is fully accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
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