Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Residency

Mission:  To offer comprehensive clinical, instructional, and research experiences across the lifespan in both in-patient and out-patient cardiovascular and pulmonary settings.
Objectives:  1)To develop accomplished clinical practitioners of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary (CVP) Physical Therapy who, by the completion of the program, are capable and qualified to sit for the APTA board certification examination in CVP  Physical Therapy,  2)to provide an active role in ongoing CVP clinical research and the opportunity to develop additional CVP research, 3)to develop skill and practice in CVP instruction to Physical Therapy students, practitioners, and other disciplines through venues such as the classroom, inter-disciplinary conferences, and webcasts, and 4)to promote the practice of CVP Physical Therapy by demonstrating proficiency in clinical practice, life-long learning, communication and marketing.
Learning opportunities:  The resident will receive mentorship with hands on patient evaluation and treatment in each setting. Additional activities will include one on one mentorship; journal article reviews; lecturing/teaching assistant (TA) opportunities, power point presentations; attending and presenting at Duke Physical Therapy grand rounds; observing surgery; observation of various Duke pulmonary and cardiac out-patient clinics; participation in APTA Combined Sections Meeting; participation in North Carolina APTA district and chapter meetings.
Commitment:  One year program from August 1st through July 31st.
Work Hours:  Clinical work consists of 30 hours per week and one weekend per month.  The Resident will spend 20 hours per week in mentored and didactic time with faculty of the CVP residency program or Duke University Medical Center.
Admission Requirements: The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapy program and be licensed in the state of North Carolina by the beginning of the residency.

2018 2019 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Residency Application

Due December 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 Program.

Daniel Dore, PT,  DPT, MPA  
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist Residency
Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Duke University Medical Center
DUMC 3965
Durham, NC 27710
Telephone: (919) 684-1844