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Goals for the participant during and upon graduation from the Beaumont Health Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program

  1. The resident will achieve proficiency with evidence based, best clinical practice through the application of current research and patient centered care for patients with orthopedic disorders.
  2. The resident will be an expert educator to patients, peers, and students in the area of orthopedic physical therapy.
  3. The resident will engage in community service and program development and expansion to meet the needs of patients and clients with (or at risk of developing) orthopedic disorders.
  4. The resident will be prepared to successfully complete the ABPTS orthopedic clinical specialist board examination.
  5. The resident will demonstrate competence in all aspects of the provided comprehensive academic and clinical curriculum to enhance analytical and reasoning skills.

The resident will complete a series of four core modules as well as one longitudinal capstone project. The core modules have required readings of evidence-based practice in pediatrics, as well as didactic lectures and homework including literature reviews, journal clubs, online presentations, or service-learning experiences. Each module will also have a hands-on mentoring component with a clinical expert in that area of practice. Mentoring will be conducted in-person and the participant will be the primary patient/client care provider for at least 100 hours of the 150 required mentoring hours for a residency. 

PEDS 401: Pediatric Physical Therapy in the Early Intervention Setting and 
PEDS 402: Pediatric Physical Therapy in the School-Based Setting
PEDS 403: Pediatric Physical Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Acute Care Settings 
PEDS 404: Pediatric Physical Therapy with a Focus on Traditional and Technology-Based Treatment Approaches
PEDS 500 – Capstone Project

For 12-month programs, this averages out to at least 3-5 hours of mentoring per week, additional hours will be encountered by resident’s being mentored during consultative activities, shadowing physicians and surgeries. The modules will also include unique learning opportunities for each module including shadowing rehabilitation professionals as well as members of the multidisciplinary team. Each module will culminate with a quiz or final project to demonstrate mastery of advanced concepts of pediatric rehabilitation. This is a hybrid distance learning, online, and in-person laboratory and classroom experience. Computer and internet access are required. (Available through Beaumont Health but can be accessed at home).

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