Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Application
Admission to the Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy program is granted on a competitive basis with selections made annually.
If you are selected as a candidate for the residency, you'll be invited for an on-campus interview as campus health policy permits. During that interview, you'll undergo a practical clinical exam and we'll observe you as you treat a mock patient. If performed remotely, this will be performed verbally to assess clinical reasoning and critical thinking.
For more information on how to apply, please email program director Roy Film: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meet the requirements for Maryland state licensure. Admission is contingent upon applicant obtaining a Maryland Physical Therapy license prior to start date
- Has successfully completed orthopedic physical therapy residency training OR is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
- Proof of application to take the ABPTS Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist examination, if not already certified
- Has graduated from a CAPTE-accredited professional physical therapy program or have had a state physical therapy board approve the applicant’s first-professional physical therapy program as equivalent to a US CAPTE-accredited professional physical therapy program
- Currently engaged in orthopedic clinical practice
- Comply with all employment requirements of University of Maryland Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.
What You'll Need When Applying
- Official physical therapy school transcript
- 3 letters of recommendation (at least 2 professional references)
- Essay and personal statement:
- Describe your reasons for choosing to apply for our Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Describe a particularly challenging physical therapy-related experience that you feel will contribute to your ability to succeed in our program. Limit your essay to 1000 words.
- Please describe your clinical bias. Limit essay to 500 words.
- TOEFL - If English is not your native/first language, you must meet one of the following language proficiency requirements:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening), Computer-based: Minimum score of 213.
- *** Applicants that have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited US institution do not need to provide a TOEFL score.
- Background check
- CPR certification
- Evidence of current APTA membership
- Evidence of AAOMPT membership (can be completed within thirty (30) days after acceptance
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
***The University of Maryland School of Medicine Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is accredited by both ABPTRFE and ACOMPTE.***