Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s School of Health Professions – Department of Physical Therapy

Clinical Residency-APTA

The Department of Physical Therapy at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s School of Health Professions offers an APTA credentialed residency-based educational opportunity each year beginning in March. The residents work on a twelve-month employment contract with the University as a Clinical Affiliate. The resident sees patients in the faculty practice and works under the supervision of a designated mentor and the faculty members who see patients in the department’s orthopedic clinic. The Resident maintains an 70% patient load inclusive of time reserved for collaborative care with their mentor. The resident is allotted time for additional learning opportunities such as journal club participation, academic instruction in the undergraduate DPT program, inservice presentation, research projects, physician rounds, poster/platform presentation development, and attendance at 5 two-day weekend intensive educational courses. The residency format is based on a structured, comprehensive approach to examination and treatment of orthopedic spinal and extremity dysfunction The content is based upon the American Physical Therapy Association’s description of advanced orthopedic clinical practice and includes didactic, laboratory, and clinical practice components. At the completion of the residency the resident is fully prepared and qualified to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty’s Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification (OCS) examination. Applicants should have at least 6 months of experience in an orthopedic setting, licensure or board eligibility to practice physical therapy in the state of Texas, and current CPR/BLS certification. The salary for this position is commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience. Benefits include a full university benefits package. For more information please contact Ed Mulligan at 214-648-1553 or email at ed.mulligan@utsouthwestern.edu. Additional information can be found on the UT Southwestern web site at http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/school-of-health-professions/programs/residency-programs/orthopedic-physical-therapy/index.html