MedStar Sports Medicine Sports Residency
    Redefining the concept of an athlete as an active person, the MedStar Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency is dedicated to enhancing the quality and enjoyment of an active lifestyle for all people through comprehensive teaching, research, prevention and excellent clinical care. The MSM Sports PT Residency will achieve this mission by ensuring the advancement of the competent physical therapist through education and professional service into a board-certified clinical specialist.

    Program Goals:
    The goal of the MedStar Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency is to provide the physical therapy resident with an opportunity to develop advanced competence and clinical expertise in the specialty field of sports physical therapy:
    Develop the sports physical therapy resident’s theoretical rationale, evaluation and treatment skills, and clinical reasoning processes in order to promote the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries in an active patient population
    •Develop the sports physical therapist skill set through didactic experience addressing each of the areas of foundational knowledge in the APTA Description of Specialty Practice for Sports
    •Increase sports physical therapist clinical experience under the mentorship of physical therapists who specialize in the field of sports medicine
    •Ensure interaction for the sports physical therapy resident in all areas of sports medicine to include shadowing with sports medicine physicians and on-field experience with certified athletic trainers
    •Encourage research by the sports physical therapy resident to foster his/her critical thinking and evidence-based practice crucial to the development of our profession in the field of sports medicine
    •Enable the sports physical therapy resident to sit for and pass their board examination as a clinical specialist in Sports Physical Therapy

    Admission Requirements:
    Preferred applicants are physical therapists with one or more years of physical therapy experience OR a new graduate with at least one year of experience as a certified athletic trainer (ATC) in a full-time setting. All applicants must have either their ATC, current EMT certification or certification as an Emergency Responder and be an active APTA member.

    Program Outline:
    The 18 month program includes:
    •300 hours of sideline experience with high school, collegiate and adaptive sport athletes
    •1600 clinical hours with at least 50% sports related
    •240 hours of didactic/classroom/field education
    •160 hours of one-on-one Mentorship
    •Bi-monthly, multidiscipline education conferences provided by medical physicians, therapists, ATCs and selected external experts in sports medicine.
    •Weekly shadowing with top sports medicine physicians in the area
    •Participate in a research study culminating with submission for presentation at the annual CSM meeting.

Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Sports
Website http://www.medstarsportsmedicine.org/for-healthcare-profess
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Program Directors Name Michele Vita, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 102 Irving Street, NW
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Washington, District of Columbia 20010
Phone 202/877-1088
Fax 202/877-1113
Email Michele.Vita@Medstar.net
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 12/01/2016
Admission Decision Date 1 03/01/2017
Program Start Date 1 08/01/2017
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews conducted in February
Program Prerequisites
Courses All applicants must have a current first responder course and be an active APTA member.
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Preferred applicants are physical therapists with one or more years of physical therapy experience OR a new graduate with at least one year of experience as a certified athletic trainer (ATC) in a full-time setting.
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
None
References/Evaluations
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Applicants must submit 3 letters of recommendation via RF-PTCAS. They must be from PT professionals who know you both personally and professionally.
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition No
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 18
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 20
      Maximum Number of Positions 5
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