Orthopaedic Therapy Residency
Orthopaedic Residency Admissions and Requirements
Online Application: http://www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS/ApplicantWebsite/
- Graduated from CAPTE accredited physical therapist education program
- Attained Florida PT licensure prior to beginning the residency program
- Three Letters of Recommendation. They must be on official letterhead, and include signature of recommender. Please submit:
- One (1) academic
- Two (2) clinical
- Campus Interview with the Residency Program Director, Residency faculty, as well as the current Resident.
APTA members, who are eligible for Physical Therapy licensure in the state of Florida and have graduated from a CAPTE accredited physical therapist education program, are eligible to apply for this residency program. The deadline for applications is March 15. The program runs for 13 months beginning in early September. Interested applicants should contact:
Aimee B. Klein, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS
Assistant School Director
Program Director, SPT&RS Orthopaedic PT Residency Program
School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 077
Tampa, FL 33612
Benefits of Residency Training
- The APTA advocates completing a residency for those considering specialization. Residency training provides the tools for more efficient examination and interventions, better patient outcomes, more diverse career training, and networking. Those PTs deciding to complete a residency program and sit for the specialist examination are more marketable practitioners.
- Upon successful completion of an APTA-credentialed clinical residency program, graduates are considered qualified to sit for their respective specialty examination.
Career Starter Dues Policy Amended for PT Postprofessional Students
As of April 2015: upon request and submission of the physical therapist post-professional student enrollment verification form, eligible early career members who are enrolled full-time in an advanced post-professional program or APTA-accredited residency or fellowship program can switch to the Physical Therapist Postprofessional Student Membership category in order to qualify for the discounted registration rate for APTA Combined Sections Meeting or NEXT annual conference (details: http://www.apta.org/Membership/TypesEligibility/PTPostprofessionalStudent).
Residents are entitled to:
- professional liability protection as provided by law,
- Temporary Employee Retirement Plan participation as provided by University policy, and
- such other benefits (e.g., health insurance) as may be provided by law and USF Policy and for which the resident completes enrollment, as applicable.
As temporary employees, residents are entitled to 16 days paid time off (PTO).