The Rush University Medical Center Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency provides advanced post-professional orthopedic clinical and didactic training, with an emphasis on comprehensive clinical decision-making, diagnostic accuracy, effective and efficient examination and evaluation, evidence-based orthopedic intervention, quality patient care and the promotion of leadership roles within the physical therapy profession.
Residency Goals and Objectives
- Prepare residents to attain orthopedic clinical specialist certification
- Promote advanced clinical reasoning, decision-making and critical thinking in orthopedic physical therapy practice
- Participate in research and contribute to the advancement of orthopedic physical therapy
- Enhance communication skills via patient education, teaching roles and interprofessional collaboration
- Develop professional and leadership qualities to advocate for the physical therapy profession
The Rush University Medical Center Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency is a developing program per the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.
The residency application is submitted through the RF-PTCAS via the ABPTRFE application system.
- Graduate of an entry-level, accredited physical therapy program
- License to practice in Illinois or proof of licensure by the program start date
- Possess a strong interest in orthopedic physical therapy
- Meet the standards of employment by Rush University Medical Center
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