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MUSC Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency

Orthopedic Residency

The MUSC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program is a joint collaboration between the Division of Physical Therapy at MUSC and our clinical partners.

Why should I do a residency?

Participating in a residency gives licensed physical therapists (PTs) the opportunity to apply skills learned in school under the mentorship of experienced PTs. As a resident, you have access to the resources needed to search for the best evidence and information for your specialty. This self-directed, active educational opportunity enhances your qualifications, can be formative for leadership positions, and prepares you for specialty board examinations.

A residency provides great networking opportunities in addition to teaching and learning with peers that share similar goals and interests. Mentoring enhances the use and application of skills learned in school while developing critical thinking abilities. You will be exposed to the latest evidence-based practices, focus on patient outcomes, and receive constructive feedback to improve as a clinician.

Learn more about physical therapy residencies.

Why choose MUSC's Orthopedic Residency?

MUSC has a rich 43-year history of educating physical therapists at the entry- and post-professional levels. Our experienced academic and clinical faculty are board certified in orthopedic, neurological, pediatric, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy, and are enthusiastic about residency education.

Our program utilizes an innovative hybrid model where residents participate in a mixture of intensive training in Charleston and weekly synchronous online education modules while working as an employee of one of our clinical partners. The educational content is delivered by clinicians and faculty members using an active teaching style in a post-professional environment. Residents work closely with clinical mentors that put their best interest at the forefront of the learning experience.

The MUSC Orthopedic Residency covers all areas of the description of residency practice with learning activities in ethics, teaching and learning, motor learning, evidence-based practice and statistics, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, and business principles. Residents participate in over 300 hours of didactic and laboratory course work and receive a minimum of 140 hours of mentoring time with a qualified mentor.