We are extremely excited to announce that on August 3, 2016, the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy’s Faculty Residency program was accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The Duke Faculty Residency program is the FIRST and subsequently the only ABPTRFE program accredited in the United States. A special congratulations goes out to Dr. Carol Figuers and Dr. Kyle Covington, who are co-directors of the residency program, as well as current faculty residents Dr. Paul Salamh and Dr. Marcus Roll.
Duke’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program has a long history of leadership and expertise in both didactic and clinical education, and is a national leader in credentialed residency and fellowship programs. In addition, various resources within the Duke University Health System, the Duke School of Medicine, and our partner institutions in North Carolina exist to enhance the development of educators.
Nationally, there is a shortage of available faculty for physical therapy education programs, including program directors and directors of clinical education. Likewise, Duke DPT seeks highly qualified and dedicated educators trained in educational theory, methodology, academic service, and governance for our classrooms. The Faculty Residency program helps prepare future educators through instructional preparation, classroom and laboratory teaching, student assessment, regular mentoring sessions with the residency director(s), and didactic modules covering topics including classroom management, test writing, academic advising, higher education structure, educational assessment, accreditation, and team-based learning.
Congratulations again to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program for receiving this highly sought after accreditation.