The Residency Program in Pediatric Physical Therapy is a cooperative effort between the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the School of Health Related Professions (SHRP), Batson Children’s Hospital, A Focused Brain, Hinds County School District, Rehabilitation Consultants, and St. Dominic Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. The residency program is 12 months in duration, beginning in August.
The Residency in Pediatric Physical Therapy was awarded candidacy status by the American Physical Therapy Association, American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) and will be eligible for accreditation during the first year of the residency. Additional information related to program accreditation may be found at: http://www.abptrfe.org/ResidencyPrograms/. The program prepares the resident to take the Pediatric Clinical Specialty examination (PCS) offered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Information concerning specialty examination may be found at: http://www.abpts.org/Certification/Pediatrics/ .
The resident is a full-time employee of UMMC and receives a competitive salary with a full benefits package. There are no tuition costs required of the resident. The pediatric physical therapy resident's experiences include:
Clinical experiences in:
Residency Completion Requirements:
The pediatric physical therapy resident completes the following specific experiences during the program:
The pediatric physical therapy resident is required to satisfactorily complete the following during the residency period:
Applications for the residency are accepted from November through February, prior to the beginning of the residency in August. Experienced physical therapists and new graduates are encouraged to apply. The residency accepts applications through the centralized application service for residency/fellowship education (RFPTCAS). Visit RF-PTCAS for specifics on required application materials and to begin the application process at: http://www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS/ApplicantWebsite/
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