The Ohio State University Women's Health Residency
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), in conjunction with The Ohio State University Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, is proud to announce the implementation of a Clinical Residency Program for Physical Therapists interested in pursuing a career in men and women’s health. This program has been granted Candidacy Status is in process to pursue accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) in 2017-2018.
    The program fosters the development of distinguished clinical leaders who shape the future of physical therapy through optimizing the quality of patient care by pursuing continued professional advancement, applying clinical best-practice, and personalizing healthcare. The mission of the Women’s Health Residency Program is to provide post-professional didactic and clinical education through mentorship, observation, research, and patient care opportunities that will promote the development of exceptional, compassionate, innovative women’s health clinical specialists.
    The residency is designed to prepare participants for successful completion of American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties examination in women’s health physical therapy. The program is 15 months in length beginning each year in August, which allows experienced residents to mentor and teach future residents in clinical, conference, and lab settings. The program didactic and clinical curriculum emphasizes one-on-one mentorship, diverse patient care experiences, evidence-based practice, and multidisciplinary opportunities for women’s health across the lifespan.
    A typical week in the Physical Therapy Residency Program includes: 3 hours mentored clinical practice, 27 hours non-mentored clinical practice in a planned professional curriculum; weekly conferences, journal club, and panel with guided lab work; opportunities to attend grand-rounds, observation with other therapy and ancillary disciplines including physician specialty clinics, and participation in research and community outreach projects.
    Additional educational opportunities include attending a LANA certification course, and inter-residency participation with the OSUWMC Sports, Orthopedic, Neurologic, Pediatric, and Manual Therapy programs to integrate women’s health topics across PT disciplines. Residents are involved in teaching the pelvic floor, pregnancy, and lymphedema coursework for the OSU DPT program.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Women's Health
Program Directors Name Stephanie Bobinger, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 OSU Wexner Medical Center; Outpatient Re
Address Line 2 2050 Kenny Rd; Suite 2134
City, State Zip Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone 614/293-4523
Fax 614/293-5220
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 01/08/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 04/20/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/06/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Residency Candidate interviews are held in March, dates are tentative at this time.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Proof of registration or completion of a CEU course for “Basic” Pelvic Floor Level I including internal vaginal pelvic floor examination or equivalent formal education and training (examples include courses through the Section on Women’s Health or Herman & Wallace).
Certifications Prior to the start of the residency, chosen applicant(s) for the program will require proof of registration or completion of Pelvic Floor Level 1 course; BLS CPR Certification.
Experience Not Applicable
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Yes
Supplemental application fee amount $25.00
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
Please explain why you want to participate in the Women’s Health PT Residency Program. Incorporate career goals, keen interests, and experiences that make you an ideal candidate for this position.
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    The program requests 2 references in adjunct to the application. References may include academic, professional, clinical, or occupational resources. References may be submitted via RF-PTCAS.
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition No
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 15
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 30
      Maximum Number of Positions 1