National Student Conclave (NSC) Courses for Residency and Fellowship Students

  • Expert Clinician: Residency


    Course Date/Time:  Friday, October 31 at 1:15 pm-1:45 pm; 1:50 pm-2:20pm; and 2:25 pm-2:55pm

    Presented by:  Stephanie McNally, Specialist, APTA Residency/Fellowship Accreditation; Eric Greenberg, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS; Emily Middleton, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Kevin M. Pozzi PT, MSPT, OCS, ATC

    Course Description:  This course will review residency and fellowship education available to physical therapists during their career development path.  Former residents will highlight their reasons for undergoing a residency program, when during their career they chose to apply to a residency program, they type of residency program model they selected, their experience during residency training, and the impact graduating from a residency program has had on their careers.  Various program models will be presented as well as methods to choose the right program to fit the physical therapist’s needs and goals.  Current program requirements set forth by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) will be highlighted as well as the benefits of postprofessional education for the individual, profession, and consumers.

    Course Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

    1. Describe the structure and requirements of residency education in physical therapy.
    2. Compare and contrast residency education program models.
    3. Describe the rationale and benefits of completing residency education.
    4. Describe how residency education fits in the physical therapist’s career plan.

    Exhibit Hall

    Visit the ABPTRFE booth located inside the Exhibit Hall to get additional information and guidance on choosing a residency/fellowship program; applying to a residency/fellowship program; RF-PTCAS; and more!

  • American Physical Therapy Association | 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488 703/684-APTA (2782) | 800/999-2782 | 703/683-6748 (TDD) | 703/684-7343 (fax)