University of Chicago Medicine Orthopedic Residency
    The University of Chicago Medicine is an academic medical center based in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and is ranked among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its 2012-13 "Best Hospitals" survey. It is a not-for-profit corporation which includes the following:
    •The Center for Care and Discovery, a state-of-the-art hospital with a focus on cancer, digestive diseases, neurosciences, advanced surgery and high-tech medical imaging
    •Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital, dedicated to emergency medicine, maternity care, burn care, and transplant care
    •Comer Children's Hospital, devoted to pediatric care
    •Chicago Lying-in Hospital, a maternity and women's hospital located within the Bernard A. Mitchell building
    •Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM), a state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility with the full spectrum of preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services
    •University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, one of the nation's premier medical schools

    The University of Chicago Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program provides 14 hours of Residency education a week including three hours of didactic teaching, 5 hours of one on one clinical mentoring, 4 hours of specialty practice observation and 2 hours of grand rounds/journal club and sports medicine conference. We have 11 senior level clinicians who are the program mentors and all have specialist certification in Orthopedics and 1 therapist with FAAOMPT credentials. UCM treats a diverse Orthopedic patient population including patients with multiple co-morbidities, University and Medical Center faculty/staff, University students, Division III college athletes, patients receiving Medicaid, Medicare and Work Comp patients for postoperative and non-operative Physical therapy conditions. The Orthopedic curriculum is divided into education modules which vary from 1 week to 6 weeks and cover all areas of Orthopedic specialty practice. Residents treat their own patients 26 hours a week and spend the other 14 hours a week in educational opportunities. Being a part of a large medical teaching institution allows the PT residents to collaborate easily with the entire medical team and to attend a number of educational meetings with Physicians, Medical residents and other health care professionals on a weekly basis.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Orthopaedics
Website http://www.uchospitals.edu/index.shtml
Program Directors Name Molly Malloy, PT, MPT
Address Line 1 5841 South Maryland Ave
Address Line 2 MC 1081 W107
City, State Zip Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone 773/702-6891
Fax 773/702-5340
Email molly.malloy@uchospitals.edu
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 01/31/2017
Admission Decision Date 1 04/01/2017
Program Start Date 1 08/21/2017
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted between Feb 1st and March 31st, 2017
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Not Applicable
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
1.
What sets you apart from other candidates for this position?
2.
Why are you interested in the University of Chicago versus other residency programs?
3.
Have you completed a minimum of 12 weeks of clinical experience in Orthopedics?
4.
What do you wish to gain through participation in a residency/fellowship program which will be different from a staff position in Orthopedics?
5.
Discuss aspects of your background and professional experience that particularly qualify you for participation in a residency/ fellowship program.
6.
What are your future plans as they relate to a specialized/subspecialized area of physical therapy?
References/Evaluations
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    At least one reference needs to be from within the orthopedic specialty area (eg., CI for Orthopedics clinical rotation)
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) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 26
      Maximum Number of Positions 3
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