Each resident is mentored by an employee of the clinical partner, and involves at least 160 hours of 1:1 time together, 100 of which must be in patient care. Mentoring a resident is different than mentoring an entry level student, as many residents will enter the program with some degree of clinical experience. The resident-mentor relationship:

  • Is a partnership in which the mentor actively supports the professional growth and development of a resident
  • Is a reciprocal and evolutionary process
  • Challenges AND supports
  • Promotes knowledge translation (how does that gained knowledge relate to this patient situation today)?
  • Helps the resident integrate the knowledge – not the mentor’s responsibility to provide the knowledge
  • Teaches the resident how to learn so they can approach any future situations
  • Opens discussions of intention versus impact
  • Guides clinician to finding their own professional identity
  • Strives to provide just the right amount of challenge, just the right amount of support at the right time to obtain learning and professional growth
  • Promotes rapid transformation of research into clinical practice

Admission Requirements

To apply to this program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are an employee at a clinical site partnered with the MUSC Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program.
  • You have completed your employer's pre-application residency paperwork.