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Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

The HSS Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency is a one-year, full-time, clinically-based training program designed to accelerate the professional development of selected physical therapists on our staff.

Physical therapists with advanced clinical skills from the outpatient areas of HSS Rehabilitation serve as faculty mentors to guide residents in development of advanced clinical expertise and current knowledge in the specialty of orthopedic physical therapy. The program is also designed to prepare residents to sit for the ABPTS Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) examination. The resident is expected to successfully complete all assigned readings, projects, written and practical examinations, and the APTA Orthopaedic Section’s residency curriculum and examinations. The program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Minimum requirements for applicants

  • Currently employed as a physical therapist by HSS Rehabilitation
  • Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program
  • Current PT licensure and registration in New York State
  • Malpractice insurance (minimum $1 mil per occurrence/ $3 mil aggregate)
  • 1 year of clinical experience including a minimum of 6 months in an orthopedic outpatient setting (by date of program entry)
  • Membership in the APTA and APTA Orthopaedic Section preferred (required by date of program entry)
  • Commitment to successfully completing all program requirements including independent study of the APTA Orthopaedic Section’s residency curriculum and examinations (purchased by resident)
  • Commitment to taking OCS exam at earliest eligibility
  • Commitment to minimum of one year of continued employment in HSS Rehabilitation post graduation from program
  • Note: A maximum of 10 hours of credit may be given for prior coursework taken at HSS Rehabilitation within the last 2 years from starting the program providing that the coursework exactly matches what is currently being taught in the program; any changes to the course content prevents a resident from receiving past credit (to be determined by program director)

Residency dates

January 1 - December 31

Application deadline

September 1

Contact for additional information

Carol Page, HSS Rehabilitation Orthopedic PT Residency Program Director
pagec@hss.edu, 212.774.7170
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