Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Movement System Fellowship
    The regional mentoring fellowship program provides an opportunity for physical therapists to receive fellowship training while still living and working in their home locale. The fellowship provides one year intensive training to promote therapists’ abilities to critically and systematically establish diagnoses for movement impairment syndromes, select interventions and facilitate patient’s achievement of optimal functional status. Fellows will receive 150 hours of 1:1 mentoring close to their home locale by mentors that have been trained and approved by WU. In addition they have monthly interaction with WU Faculty along with web based education and 4 onsite education seminars throughout the year. The fellowship provides outstanding training for the professional physical therapist interested in attaining specialized skills in the practice of orthopedic physical therapy with an emphasis on movement.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Movement System
Website https://pt.wustl.edu/education/clinical-fellowship-in-movem
Program Directors Name Dr Mary Kate McDonnell, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 Campus Box 8502
Address Line 2 4444 Forest Park Blvd, Suite 1101
City, State Zip St. Louis, Missouri 63108
Phone 314/286-1400
Fax 314/286-1410
Email mcdonnellm@wustl.edu
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 04/01/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 05/04/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/01/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interview notification will be sent by 4/13/2018. The interview date will be 4/27/2018 via Business Skype. Onsite education seminar dates are as follows: August 10-12, 2018; September 28 thru October 2, 2018; January 18-21, 2019; and May 31 thru June 2, 2019.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Familiarity with concepts related to Movement System Impairment Syndromes. Completion of Introduction to Concepts is highly recommended.
Certifications OCS certification or eligibility for certification. NOTE: Next application cycle will require an OCS certification or confirmation you graduated from an Orthopedic Residency.
Experience The ideal applicant will have worked 2-3 years in an out patient orthopedic clinical setting. Applicants can replace this experience by completing a clinical residency in orthopedics. Possession of a clinical specialization in orthopedic (OCS) is a plus. Fellows are required to practice in an outpatient orthopedic setting to allow practice of their new skills for 2-2 1/2 days a week or 640 hours for the year. *Please be aware board certification or completion of a residency will be required for eligibility to apply for a fellowship for the next application cycle.
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions https://pt.wustl.edu/education/clinical-fellowship-in-movem
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
Please explain your knowledge of the movement system. Please explain why you think learning movement based diagnoses will benefit you in your career.
Discuss aspects of your background and professional experience that particularly qualify you for participation in a clinical fellowship.
What do you wish to gain through participation in this fellowship.
Have you completed a Movement System Impairment Course? If yes, please list: date of completion and location.
Please provide the regional mentor site location you prefer. Click link to see list of sites available. https://pt.wustl.edu/?p=123
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Three letters of recommendation required.
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
Part-time versus Full-time Part Time
      Tuition $10,000.00
      Salary No
      Salary Type Not Applicable
      Benefits None
      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 20
      Maximum Number of Positions 7