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Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program
Description
The Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program at the University of Delaware provides physical therapists with an opportunity to further develop skills in competency areas of sports physical therapy.  This experience should prepare the individual to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties exam in Sports Physical Therapy.

The residency is a year long program (August 1 - July 31) and includes mentored clinical practice (both physical therapy and athletic training) and structured learning opportunities in the following areas: participation in orthopaedic office visits and surgical observations, supervision of MPT students (2:1 CI model) in the UD PT Clinic; practice and game coverage;  journal club; specialty clinic; sports club clinic; and residentís case study publication.  Teaching opportunities in the MPT program include assisting with Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment as well as Anatomy.  The resident without background in nutrition or emergency care will also take Nutrition and First Aid and Emergency Care to provide core knowledge.

Eligibility
All applicants are welcome who are eligible for physical therapy licensure in the state of Delaware.  Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation.  The letters of recommendation should include a former supervisor, instructor from an accredited physical therapy program, and/or physician the physical therapist has worked with in the past.  This material can be forwarded to:

 Laura Schmitt, MSPT SCS ATC
 053 McKinly Lab
 University of Delaware 
 Newark, DE 19716
 lschmitt@udel.edu

Deadline for receiving letters of application is March 15th and all supporting information must be received by April 15.  The leading candidates will be interviewed in late April and early May.

Residency Director
Lynn Snyder-Mackler, ScD, PT, ATC

 
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program
Description
The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at the University of Delaware provides physical therapists with an opportunity to further develop skills in competency areas of orthopedic physical therapy.  This experience should prepare the individual to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties exam in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

The residency is a year long program (August 15th  - August 15th ) and includes mentored clinical practice in the following areas of  physical therapy; spine evaluation and treatment, hand therapy, ergonomic evaluation, industrial rehabilitation, joint arthroplasty, and general orthopedic treatment of the extremities.  There are structured learning opportunities with physicians in office visits and surgical observations in the following areas; spine, hand, joint replacement, shoulder/knee, trauma, ankle, podiatry.  The resident will also have responsibility for supervision of MPT students (2:1 CI model) in the UD PT Clinic and participate in journal club; specialty clinic; and residentís case study publication.  Teaching opportunities in the MPT program include assisting with Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment as well as Anatomy. 

Eligibility
All applicants are welcome who are eligible for physical therapy licensure in the state of Delaware.  Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation.  The letters of recommendation should include a former supervisor, instructor from an accredited physical therapy program, and/or physician the physical therapist has worked with in the past.  This material can be forwarded to:

 Tara Jo Manal PT, OCS
 Orthopedic Residency Director 
 053 McKinly Lab
 University of Delaware 
 Newark, DE 19716
 tarajo@udel.edu

Deadline for receiving letters of application is March 15th and all supporting information must be received by April 15.  The leading candidates will be interviewed in late April and early May.
 

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