Residency

An orthopaedic residency program is a postprofessional planned learning experience, approved through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship, comprised of a curriculum encompassing the essential knowledge, skills, and responsibilities of an advanced physical therapist.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to advance orthopaedic physical therapy practice, by enhancing clinical reasoning, knowledge and skills of residency-trained physical therapists to help create leaders in our field, working toward improving the quality of physical therapy offered to the communities we serve. 

Goals:

  • The program will provide an advanced, evidence based orthopedic curriculum to inform quality patient/client care.
  • The program will maintain ABPTRFE accreditation.
  • The Resident will be provided with high quality, consistent experience with a variety of patient populations as required in the current Orthopaedic DRP.
  • Residency program will be sustainable
  • The program will provide quality didactic and clinical education to enhance the Resident’s knowledge, skills and affective behavior in alignment with the Orthopedic DRP.
  • Graduates will become leaders in our profession.

Curriculum Design:

The curriculum is designed to encompass all aspects of orthopaedic physical therapy practice.  The curriculum consists of 6 live courses, 11 live webinars, and 5 independent study courses provided by the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. The Resident will also participate in virtual weekly journal clubs and case reviews in small groups. Program completion requires a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 14 months with 150 one-on-one supervised clinical hours with a Mentor and 1500 total patient care hours. This allows the Resident the opportunity to practice in collaboration with a Mentor to truly assess if the Resident is properly applying what they are learning throughout the program.

Admissions Criteria:

  • Applicant must have graduated from an accredited program
  • Applicant must be a licensed physical therapist in the state they practice
  • Applicant will have career aspirations to become leaders in the physical therapy profession
  • Applicant will show professional behavior and possess good communication skills

Application Process:

To apply please email (education@elitetherapysolutions.net) a copy of your resume, (2) letters of recommendation, and a letter of interest that answers the following questions:

  1. Why are you a good candidate to enter this residency program?
  2. Why are you a good candidate to complete this program?
  3. What are your goals and aspirations for your career?

Tuition:

Program tuition is $15,000. Download the Financial Fact Sheet here for more information.


Our Outcomes

Graduation Rate

Cohort YearGraduation Rate
2022100%
2021100%

Orthopaedic Board Certification Exam

Application YearPass Rate
2022100%
2021100%

National Pass Rates (For 1st time test takers)

Application YearResidencyNon Residency
202191%78%

Data from:

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