The University of Maryland School of Medicine Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is dedicated to graduating physical therapists who have achieved advanced aptitude of skills, knowledge and critical thinking in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) to develop leaders in clinical practice, research, service and patient care for the citizens of Maryland and beyond.

Our program provides comprehensive OMPT training for conditions ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics in a collaborative, collegial and supportive environment with physical therapists, occupational therapists, MDs and DOs among other aspects of health care.

During our 12-month fellowship, fellows in training work one-on-one with our dedicated faculty members treating a very diverse patient population and a wide variety of clinical conditions.

OMPT Fellowship Training

Throughout your training, we'll put you through a number of different scenarios to allow you a full, diverse training experience. You'll work hands-on with patients in an OMPT setting, shadow orthopedic surgeons and observe their surgeries, attend lectures and also shadow physicians from other specialties.

Other aspects of our training program include:

  • Total educational hours: 572 hours of didactic education
  • Total one-on-one mentoring hours: 150
  • The remainder of the time spent in patient-care clinic hours working alongside FAAOMPT-credentialed therapists

Throughout the program's history, there has been a 100% graduation rate.

Cohort Admitted Graduated
2020-2021 1 1
2021-2022 2 2
2022-2023 1 1
2023-2024 2 In progress

The University of Maryland School of Medicine Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy is accredited by both ABPTRFE and ACOMPTE.

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