During the program, the resident will be mentored 1:1 by clinical staff of various treatment philosophies. The number of mentoring hours the resident is defined by the ABPTRFE as "150 total hours, with 100 being 1:1 ratio". Additionally, there is 300 hours of didactic content build into the program to supplement the resident in learning based on the DRP.
The resident will also have opportunities to participate in various
physician and acute sports injury clinics. Some of the specialties
included are: orthopedics, neurosurgery, radiology, and pain services.
Coverage of local high school athletic events. UTMB has partnerships
with some local schools, so the residents can assist our Athletic
Trainers and PT faculty in caring for our young athletes!
Participate in Research. Our residency program has a vested interest in
expanding our professional knowledge and encourages resident
participation in formal research, journal clubs, and integrated reading
sessions with faculty members. Research derived from the Residency
program has been presented at Combine Sections Meeting for the APTA.
Throughout the program clinical reasoning and treatments skills will be
evaluated to determine readiness for sitting for the orthopedic
specialty examination (OCS). The goal for residents whom completed the
program, is to meet requirements necessary for taking the OCS