University of Chicago Medical Center Critical Care Fellowship
    In conjunction with the University of Chicago Medicine’s mission to provide superior healthcare, the mission of University of Chicago Medical Center Physical Therapy Critical Care Fellowship program is to provide a professional development opportunity to prepare physical therapists to become national leaders and experts in the practice and advancement of physical therapy care for adult patients experiencing critical illness. This is achieved through didactic education, participation in research, professionally mentored patient care experiences and independent patient care. The programs will emphasize the development of advanced psychomotor skills, theoretical rationales, evidence based techniques, and complex clinical reasoning to enhance the fellow’s ability to evaluate and treat patients who are experiencing or survived critical illness. The program graduate will be a physical therapist who will be an ongoing resource for the University of Chicago Medical Center and the physical therapy and medical communities by promoting rehabilitation, health, and wellness, for the persons they serve.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Critical Care
Program Directors Name Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS
Address Line 1 5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Address Line 2 MC 1081
City, State Zip Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone 773/702-6891
Fax 773/702-5340
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 04/01/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 06/01/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/27/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted between April 15-May 30, 2018
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Two years of clinical experience in acute care is a prerequisite.
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
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    The 3 letters of recommendation must include two of the following:

    1) Current or former supervisor, (if a recent graduate; from a current or former clinical instructor)
    2) Instructor/faculty member from an accredited physical therapy program
    3) A physician with whom the physical therapist has worked in the past year (not a required option)
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 33
      Maximum Number of Positions 1