Mentorship Hours: a minimum of 150 hours of one-on-one mentoring throughout the residency, averaging 3+ hours/week.
Mission: To offer an in-depth experience in the management of orthopedics across the continuum.
Commitment: One year program from August 1st through July 31st.
Work Hours: The resident will be involved with direct patient care for 30 hours per week. In addition, focused didactic (educational) activities and one-on-one mentoring are performed for a combined total of 20 hours per week.
Job Responsibilities: The setting for employment at Duke will vary depending on the needs of the department and the learning needs of the resident. Employment in the inpatient department focuses on the spine, trauma, and joint replacement units; within the outpatient departments patients are seen in multiple ambulatory clinics to allow for a mix of patient populations.
Mentorship Activities: The resident will receive mentorship in acute care, outpatient ambulatory, and sports physical therapy. Mentorship will include hands on patient evaluation and treatment in each setting as well as teaching, administration, and potentially research. Learning opportunities will include one on-one-mentorship; journal article review; lecturing; academic teaching assistant to entry-level physical therapy students; attending sports and orthopedic grand rounds; observing surgery; interaction with sports and manual therapy fellows and residents; and various other learning experiences.
Requirements for admission: The therapist must have graduated from an accredited physical therapy program and be licensed in the state of North Carolina by the start of the residency.
Requirements for successful completion of residency program: The resident will have successfully demonstrated clinical and didactic orthopedic physical therapy competencies consistent with the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Description of Advanced Clinical Practice of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties by achieving an overall cumulative grade point average of 80% or higher on written and practical exams in the acute care and outpatient settings prior to completion of the residency.