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The Sports Physical Therapy residency program is a cooperative effort between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the School of Health Related Professions, University Hospitals and Clinics and the University of Mississippi (Oxford campus). This program is 12 months in duration, beginning in late June and ending in late June the following year.
It is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education, the accrediting body for the American Physical Therapy Association. The program prepares the resident to take the Sports Specialty Examination offered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
The resident is a full-time employee of UMMC and receives a competitive salary and a full benefits package. There are no tuition costs required of the resident. The sports resident's experiences will include:
The accepted applicant must be licensed in Mississippi prior to beginning the residency. The applicant must also have at least one of the following credentials:
The residency accepts applications through a centralized application service for residency/fellowship education (RF-PTCAS). See RF-PTCAS site for specifics on required application materials. Applications for the residency are open October 1 and close February 22. Interviews will be the week of March 20, with the residency beginning June 27.
Sports physical therapy residencies require the following specific experiences during the residency:
UMMC's sports physical therapy residents average:
The following is a sample week's schedule during football season:
8 - 9:30 a.m.Sports Medicine conference
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.Pavilion Clinic patients & mentoring
12:30 - 6 p.m.Pavilion Clinic patients & mentoring
7 - 9:30 a.m.Orthopedic Surgery grand rounds
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Surgery observation
or medicine clinic shadowing
2 - 5 p.m.Millsaps College
5 - 8 p.m.High school practice/game coverage
8 - 11:30 a.m.Pavilion Clinic patients & mentoring
12:30 - 4 p.m.Pavilion Clinic patients & mentoring
4 - 6 p.m.High school practice coverage
2 - 6 p.m.Millsaps College training room
Pavilion Clinic patients & mentoring
The sports therapy residents are required to satisfactorily complete the following evaluations during their residency period:
If you are considering applying to the UMMC Sports Residency Program, please contact the program director for more information regarding the opportunities provided by the residency.
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