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Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency (Minnesota)

Application Process

Two Mayo Clinic physical therapy orthopedic residents during the first week of orientation


Up to two candidates are accepted on a competitive basis each year for the Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

How to apply

The program begins the first Monday in August.

Your application and all supporting documentation must be received before Dec. 31.

  1. Online application. Complete the application process online at the Residency/Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service  (RF-PTCAS) website.
  2. Application review. The Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency selection committee carefully reviews each application. Applicants are evaluated by the committee based on these criteria:

    • Academic education and degrees obtained
    • Clinical education and mentoring experiences
    • Clinical experience specific to orthopaedic physical therapy
    • Research experience
    • Community service
    • Letters of reference
    • Professional and leadership experience
    • Personal responses to essay questions

    Candidates with strong leadership and interpersonal skills and an interest in lifelong learning are preferred.

  3. Interviews. Individuals considered for an appointment are invited to Rochester, Minnesota, for an in-person interview in February or March.
  4. Acceptance. Candidates will receive appointment notifications in March.