• Mentoring is a strong component and requirement of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) residency and fellowship participation. Mentoring is not the same as providing clinical instruction to the entry-level physical therapist student. Mentoring is preplanned to meet specific educational objectives and requires the advanced knowledge, skills, and clinical judgments of a clinical specialist. In addition to teaching advanced clinical skills and decision making, the mentor also facilitates the development of advanced professional behaviors, proficiency in communications, and consultation skills.

    To assist programs in developing a strong mentoring program and meet the ABPTRFE requirements, the following resources are available.

    Mentoring Resources

    • ABPTRFE Mentoring Resource Manual (.pdf)

      This manual provides tools and resources to assist residency and fellowship programs in establishing or advancing their clinical mentoring, and faculty/participant evaluation procedures.

    • Successful Mentorship for Residency and Fellowship Education

      Online Course | 0.8 CEUs (8 contact hours/CCUs) Through a variety of interactive features including case studies, a comprehensive learning journal, and supplemental materials, this course guides individuals in how to design, implement, and evaluate mentoring experiences in postprofessional residencies and fellowships.

  • Last Updated: 10/22/2015
    Contact: resfel@apta.org