Mayo Clinic Orthopaedic Residency
    Mayo Clinic is recognized as the #1 hospital in the nation, as well as #1 in more specialties than any other hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Top Hospitals. The mission of Mayo Clinic is to inspire hope, and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

    Mayo Clinic Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency program is a full time 12 month long program that instructs residents in advanced orthopaedic physical therapy practice. Residents will experience 1500 hours of clinical practice including 200 hours of 1:1 mentored time from highly trained physical therapists. A typical work week involves 30 hours of patient care and 10 hours of didactic, laboratory, observation, and directed learning activities. Additional self study is required outside of clinic hours.

    Didactic and laboratory education including manual therapy psychomotor skill acquisition are integrated throughout the curriculum and modeled after the orthopaedic physical therapy description of specialty practice (175+ hours). Other curriculum content and resident directed learning activities will include assisting with teaching lecture/lab coursework, clinical mentoring/teaching physical therapy students, and observation of orthopedic surgery, and other medical specialty practices. Requirements for residency completion will include presenting at journal clubs, grand rounds, reviewing/creating clinical practice guidelines and completion of a final project.

    Applicants are required to be graduates from a CAPTE accredited program, licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Minnesota by the start of the program, complete Mayo Clinic employment screening requirements, and be members of the APTA and Orthopaedic Section.

    See the program website for more information:
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Orthopaedics
Program Directors Name Darren Calley, PT, DScPT
Address Line 1 200 First Street SW
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Rochester, Minnesota 55905
Phone 507/266-3612
Fax 507/284-0656
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 12/31/2017
Admission Decision Date 1 04/01/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/06/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted in March
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
What do you wish to gain through participation in an orthopaedic residency program?
Discuss aspects of your background and professional experience that particularly qualify you for participation in the Mayo Clinic Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency.
How are your professional core values in alignment with the Vision and Mission of Mayo Clinic?
What are your future plans for professional involvement as they relate to the area of orthopaedic physical therapy?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    3 Letters of reference are required. It is encouraged that two of these come from a clinical instructor or employer.
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition No
      Salary $52,587.00
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Health, Dental, and Vision @ employee rates
      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