Memorial Hermann Sports Residency
    Memorial Hermann’s Ironman Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI) offers post-graduate residency programs to develop advanced practitioners in the fields of orthopedic and sports physical therapy. The programs afford residents unparalleled access to unique learning opportunities, board certified and fellowship trained clinicians, and a diverse patient population.

    The residency’s advanced didactic curriculum is delivered by clinicians within the Memorial Hermann Health System in collaboration with Texas Woman’s University – Houston. Collaboration with physicians and other healthcare providers is coordinated through ISMI’s well-established partnership with UT Health. The curriculum is based on the Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) for Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and meets the requirements set by the American Board for Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The coursework is divided into three semesters (as listed below).

    Lower Quarter Module
    Musculoskeletal Imaging

    Upper Quarter Module
    Independent Research Study

    Clinical Instruction of PT student
    Leadership Development

    Residents are full-time, salaried employees with day one benefits.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Sports
Program Directors Name Tamara "Nikki" Hawkins Shelton, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
Address Line 2 6400 Fannin St., Suite 1620
City, State Zip Houston, Texas 77030
Phone 832/382-6146
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 12/01/2015
Admission Decision Date 1 03/01/2016
Program Start Date 1 08/15/2016
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted on a Thursday (8-5) and Friday (8-12) late January and early February.
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 Yes
Supplemental application fee amount $50.00
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Not Applicable
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
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) 13
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 28
      Maximum Number of Positions 6