During 2016, APTA hired and external consultant to audit the ABPTRFE Evaluative Criteria and Rules of Practice and Procedures and to identify future resource requirements in order for APTA to follow best practice standards to sustain the growth of Residency and Fellowship Education. In May, the consultant presented her findings and provided 3 options to ABPTRFE to consider based on her audit. Following this presentation, ABPTRFE adopted the Sustainable Model option and in June, the APTA Board of Directors voted to support this recommendation. The consultant has since created draft changes to the ABPTRFE Evaluative Criteria. These draft changes will be presented for Stakeholder feedback in person and electronically in 2017.
A Residency/Fellowship Standards Review Open Form will take place at at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in Seguin AB on Thursday, February 16, between 7:00am and 8:00am.
The 2017 Career Development Reception will take place in the Main Lobby of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Friday, February 17 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Please verify location onsite as changes may occur.This is an event where students and new professionals attending CSM are invited to come and meet, mingle, and inquire directly with our accredited programs and those programs in candidacy about residency and fellowship education, as they make their decisions regarding which programs they would like to apply to.
Visit the ABPTRFE booth located inside the Exhibit Hall to get additional information and guidance on developing and accrediting residency/fellowship programs; answers to your questions on residency and fellowship; and more.
Last Updated: 2/2/2017