Letter from Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Director
Greetings and thank you for your interest in the University of Maryland School of Medicine Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy!
Clinical fellowship training represents the highest level of formal clinical training available in the physical therapy profession.
Our 13-month post-professional clinical training program, in the subspecialty area of practice known as orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT), takes place in the offices of the University of Maryland Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. at Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore.
Fellows-in-Training (FiTs) will undergo intensive mentorship with three Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT), resulting in a high-level of clinical reasoning and psychomotor skill in OMPT.
Candidates who successfully complete all requirements will be inducted as a Fellow of AAOMPT, a designation obtained by fewer than 0.5% of all physical therapists currently practicing in the US.
Physical therapists with clinical fellowship training have enjoyed career opportunities throughout the world in clinical care, teaching, research, administration and leadership.
FiTs will have the opportunity to practice and teach alongside some of the exceptional faculty in the DPT program at the UM SOM’s Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science.
Continuing clinical practice and teaching will allow for the training to be immediately applicable, leading to improved retention of knowledge and psychomotor skills.
FiTs will also observe clinical practice in orthopedic surgery, non-operative care, musculoskeletal radiology and dentistry.
If you have a true passion for a greater level of clinical expertise in the area of OMPT and seek an accelerated path to a wide variety of career opportunities within the PT profession, please consider applying to this program.
Roy Film, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Assistant Professor, UMSOM Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
Program Director, UMSOM Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy