Houston Methodist Hospital Critical Care Fellowship
    The Houston Methodist Hospital Critical Care Physical Therapy Fellowship, the first APTA-credentialed fellowship in critical care, is a unique program designed for the experienced acute care clinician who desires to develop advanced skills in the evaluation and treatment of critically ill adult patients. Emphasis is placed on development of clinical decision making in the intensive care unit, weighing risks and benefits for each patient. Fellows in training rotate through each of 5 different ICUs (Surgical & Liver, Medical, Cardiothoracic, Cardiac, and Neurology), learn through classes, guided self-study modules, and grand rounds, spend a minimum of 190 hours of one-on-one mentoring time with highly experienced and accomplished faculty mentors, participate in research activities, and experience numerous observations of critical care surgical, interventional, and testing procedures throughout the program.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Critical Care
Website http://www.houstonmethodist.org/critical-care-physical-ther
Program Directors Name Judith M Ragsdale, PT
Address Line 1 6565 Fannin St
Address Line 2 M1-024
City, State Zip Houston, Texas 77030
Phone 713/441-2675
Fax 713/441-0143
Email jragsdale@HoustonMethodist.org
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 08/31/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 11/15/2016
Program Start Date 1 01/14/2019
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Applications are accepted throughout the year.Please make sure all documents are uploaded by August 31.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Preferred qualification: •Recent completion of continuing education course(s) pertaining to one of the following: acute cardiopulmonary, acute neurological, or critically ill adults
Certifications Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
Experience •Current APTA membership •Minimum of 2 years of experience in direct patient care in an acute care hospital over the most recent past 3 years Preferred qualifications: •At least 1000 hours in the treatment of either: 1)critically ill adults, 2)acute cardiopulmonary or 3)acute neurological adult patients. •Participation in research project(s) or development of best practices involving the treatment of adult acute care patients
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions http://www.houstonmethodist.org/application
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
What do you wish to gain through participation in this fellowship program?
Discuss aspects of your background and professional experience that particularly qualify for participation in this fellowship program.
What are your future plans as they relate to a specialized/subspecialized area of physical therapy?
Being a learner can sometimes be stressful. Describe how you handle stress and include your thoughts about stepping back into the role of learner.
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Require 3 letters of reference, two of which must be professional references
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 30
      Maximum Number of Positions 2