The goal of the mentoring process within the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at Touro University is to facilitate the learning process and to assist you in achieving clinical excellence.
Mentoring is a critical part of the program and sets our residency apart. Our clinical resident mentors are master clinicians and passionate about education in the clinical setting. In our 3-pronged approach to this experience, residents work one-on-one with a clinical mentor who is an orthopedic specialist, are mentored at their workplace, and are involved in online courses that focus on advancing their clinical reasoning.
You are mentored through two online courses that highlight clinical knowledge that is applicable to the workplace and will contribute to your success on the OCS exam. These courses focus on developing critical analysis of research as it relates to evidence-based practice. In addition, you are involved in collegial interactions through online discussions of current literature.
You will be mentored through two online courses. These courses highlight what you need to know for the OCS exam and focus on critical analysis of research as it relates to evidence-based practice, as well as collegial interactions through online discussions of current literature. Residents will have 18 credits of coursework learning, specific to the development of advanced diagnostic and treatment skills in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. All coursework is taught by national and international experts in the field, dedicated to providing the highest level of clinical and academic education available.
During the required 180 hours of guided clinical practice you are mentored by a physical therapist (clinical resident mentor) who is a master clinician, a specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and holds a certification as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS). You will also have experiences at clinical sites that focus on pelvic floor, temporomandibular dysfunction, and hand specialties