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Programmatic Goals

Goal 1: Graduate residents who will serve the residents of West Michigan and beyond by delivering the latest evidenced based care in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy that integrates advanced patient-centered clinical practice and an interdisciplinary team-based collaborative practice.

Goal 2:  Develop and deliver a curriculum for post-professional learning with strong focus on evidence based orthopedic physical therapy practice that is designed around the latest Description of Residency Practice in Orthopaedics.

Goal 3: Provide residents with a high quality, consistent experience at all Mary Free Bed clinic locations through direct patient care and specialty observations addressing primary health conditions listed in the Description of Residency Practice – Orthopaedic (DRP).

Goal 4: Prepare residents to successfully obtain their Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Certification

Goal 5: To obtain and maintain orthopedic residency accreditation status through the ABPTRFE

Goal 6: Graduate PT residents who will contribute to the betterment of the physical therapy profession through leadership, teaching and scholarship

These goals are assessed using 15 key indicators.

Program Outcomes

Demonstrate advanced knowledge, clinical reasoning skills and evidence-based practice in effectively treating a variety of patient populations across orthopedic settings. Consistently utilizes patient-centered focus in an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to deliver care designed around the latest Description of Residency: Orthopaedics.

Exhibit high standards of ethical clinical practice and professional behaviors with patients, families and colleagues.

Be prepared to sit for and successfully pass the ABPTS examination for board certification in orthopaedic physical therapy.

Proficient in appropriate skills as an educator to effectively engage and instruct patients, caregivers, students, and colleagues in orthopedic topics.

Demonstrate advanced skills in acquisition, dissemination, and integration of clinical research into practice. Develop skills in scientific inquiry to contribute to the advancement of orthopedic physical therapy.

Contribute to the betterment of the orthopedic physical therapy profession through active involvement at the local, state and/or global level.

These outcomes are assessed using 35 key indicators

New program – statistics not yet available

  • Board pass rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Program year goal completion rate
  • Participant year goal completion rate