All interested candidates for the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in the state of OH and must obtain this license prior to the start of the residency. All residents will maintain a valid temporary or permanent license to practice physical therapy in the state of OH in accordance with all OH state laws and rules and regulations of professional licensing. If a resident fails to maintain a valid license and/or becomes ineligible to practice physical therapy for any reason, immediate termination procedures will be initiated in accordance with Cincinnati Children's policy.

Application Policy and Procedures

The applicant must apply through RF-PTCAS before the application deadline of March 1st. These application materials are reviewed by an application committee, consisting of the Residency Director and at least two faculty members. The applications are judged by relevant academic and clinical experience, alignment with Program’s mission, completeness of application, and quality of application. Qualified applicants are invited for an interview. It is expected that a potential Resident will demonstrate high levels of initiative, resilience, accountability, receptiveness to coaching, enthusiasm for the position, and leadership potential. The interviewing committee makes the final decision regarding acceptance into the Residency.

Residents will be hired as a “Physical Therapist, Resident” position and will participate in the typical probationary period of 6 months. During this time, if the resident fails to meet the criteria of the position, termination procedures will be initiated.

To be retained in the Program, the resident must also complete all components of the curriculum as scheduled. Quarterly modules must be completed within or very close to quarterly time frames, including examinations. Also, the Resident must demonstrate agreed-upon quarterly progress on integration project work. In addition, the resident must also demonstrate sufficient initiative to self-manage their own progress. For example, the resident is expected to prepare content for patient-related discussions during the weekly mentoring meeting with the clinical mentor.