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 on-line courses which focus on advancing their clinical reasoning.
Mentoring opportunities include:
You are mentored through two online courses which highlight clinical knowledge that is important to your success in the OCS exam and focuses on critical analysis of research as it relates to evidenced 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 evidenced based practice, as well as collegial interactions through online discussions of current literature.
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’ll have access to clinical sites that focus on TMJ, hand, dance and other sub-specialties, as well as general orthopedic practice, to expand the clinical experience.