Call for Comment on Draft of 'Mentoring Resource Manual' for Physical Therapist Residency and Fellowship Education

  • The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) and its appointed mentoring work group are seeking feedback on the just-released draft of the Mentoring Resource Manual for physical therapist residency and fellowship education.

    This open invitation to comment is extended to all interested parties: residency and fellowship programs, faculty, graduates, active program participants, and others with an interest in residency and fellowship education for physical therapists.

    Creation of this resource manual began at the 2010 Combined Sections Meeting with a generative discussion with program directors and faculty on the current evaluative criteria regarding mentoring in physical therapist residency and fellowship education programs. ABPTRFE established a mentoring work group in 2011 to develop guidelines and resources for clinical mentoring in physical therapist residency and fellowship education to ensure consistent, high-quality mentoring across all postprofessional education programs.

    To provide feedback, please review the draft of the Mentoring Resource Manual (.pdf), and then link to this survey that APTA Residency/Fellowship staff has created. The survey is divided into 13 sections that match those in the Mentoring Resource Manual, enabling you to comment on information from each section.

    Please note that appendixes are not included in the draft, as copyright authorizations are pending. The final manual will include sample evaluation forms that residency or fellowship education programs may use.

    Provide Your Input

    Please review the draft of the Mentoring Resource Manual (.pdf)

    Complete the Online Survey.

    IMPORTANT: Survey participants must enable cookies must be enabled, and if the survey isn't completed in one setting, use the same browser on the same computer to resume where they last exited the survey; otherwise, clicking on the link will start a new survey.

    Survey Deadline: March 30, 2014

    ABPTRFE values constituent input and will consider all comments that include name, title, affiliation, and contact information.

    Please contact Kendra Harrington, PT, DPT, WCS, manager (, with any questions about the comment process.

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