The Professional Physical Therapy-New York Institute of Technology Residency Program is a 13-month curriculum that covers clinical practice, didactic training, and teaching experience.
The program features:
- 150 hours of 1:1 clinical supervision and mentorship provided by residency trained physical therapists that are board-certified in orthopedics.
- 300 hours of didactic clinical coursework provided by USC Seminars & Professional Physical Therapy.
- Teaching assistant positions are offered at New York Institute of Technology and Professional Physical Therapy’s Clinical Excellence Department.
Residents that teach at New York Institute of Technology will begin on May 1st and will assist in the Gross Anatomy, Manual Therapy I (extremities), and Manual Therapy II (spine) courses.
Residents assisting with the Clinical Excellence Department will begin on August 1st and will assist the department in educational activities for the clinical staff.
Both educational tracks will begin clinical hours and mentoring on August 1st. The resident receives 1:1 mentorship for 3 hours per week at prearranged times. All mentors are residency trained and board-certified in orthopedics. The residents will rotate through mentors in 3-4 month intervals.
The didactic coursework is provided by USC Seminars & Professional Physical Therapy and is held at a Professional Physical Therapy location. The resident receives 15 days of coursework divided over 5 weekend intensives (Friday through Sunday). These take place between September and December of the residency year. In addition, each resident participates in monthly Grand Rounds and Journal Clubs.