Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy announces it has partnered with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to launch the “HSS and Ivy Rehab Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program.”

The intensive, 1-year didactic and mentorship-based program utilizes HSS curriculum, follows APTA guidelines, and prepares residents to successfully complete the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) examination to attain board certification.

“The HSS curriculum will be the didactic foundation for the program,” says JeMe Cioppa-Mosca, Senior Vice President of Rehabilitation at HSS, in a media release from Ivy Rehab Network. “Working collaboratively with Ivy to advance the skill sets of physical therapists through continued learning is the mission of our residency program.” 

The inaugural class includes eight physical therapy residents, each of whom has been partnered with a clinician who will serve as their personal mentor throughout the course of their residency. Residents are required to complete a minimum of 300 hours of didactic content and 150 hours of one-on-one mentoring.

This level of intensive training aims to establish a team of highly trained orthopedic clinical specialists and professional leaders across the Ivy Rehab Network, per the release.

“The unique collaboration between HSS and Ivy on the creation of our Orthopedic Residency Program raises the bar for advanced clinical education and training for our physical therapists,” Troy Bage, Ivy’s COO, comments.

“The best-in-class training, hands-on treatment techniques, and cohort-based learning are all designed to develop top-tier clinicians through the program. Ivy is truly honored to have partnered with a world leader in HSS to develop this residency program.”

[Source(s): Ivy Rehab Network, PR Newswire]