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  • MossRehab Neurologic Residency for Physical Therapists - Curriculum

    The MossRehab neurologic physical therapy residency program combines clinical mentoring, the opportunity for advanced clinical practice, didactic information, and specialty learning opportunities into a rich, comprehensive learning experience.  We believe strongly that:

    • Advanced clinical-decision making requires solid foundational knowledge and skills
    • Advancement of clinical skills requires guidance and reflection
    • Advanced clinical practice requires the ability to critically appraise and contextualize current research
    • Patient's are the best teachers   

    Therefore, the didactic portion, as well as the entire program, is developed around these ideas.  Further, we use as a framework, the APTA’s Neurologic Description of Specialty Practice (DSP). This is the same document on which the examination for specialty certification in neurologic P.T. practice is based. This ensures that the residency graduate will be well prepared to sit for the specialty certification examination and practice autonomously at an advanced level.

    In each week, the resident can expect to participate in the following:  

    • 28 hours of direct care with patients with neurologic diagnoses
    • 2 hours of work  with a patient and a mentor (“mentored session”)
    • 3 hours of one-on-one mentoring with a mentor
    • Up to 6 hours of didactic lectures and structured learning experiences 

    Note that some lectures will be provided on weekday evenings, while others may occur during Saturday or  the full weekend.  Although the structure of each week will vary depending on the clinical service and other responsibilities, a typical week might look as follows:

     Sunday     MondayTuesday WednesdayThursday Friday  Saturday
    7:00AM          
    8:00AM  Meet w/ 
    Program 
    Coordinator
    Peer-Review Per-Diem
    Weekend
    Coverage (Not
    Required)
    9:00AMPatient CareMentored
    Session
    Patient CarePatient CareMentored
    Session
     
    10:00AMPatient CarePatient CarePatient CarePatient CarePatient Care 
    11:00AMPatient CarePatient CarePatient CarePatient CarePatient Care 
    NOONVendor  
    In-service
    Journal
    Club
    Lunch
    (maybe)
    Program 
    Meeting
    Academic/
    Cognitive
    Rounds
     
    1:00PMMentored
    Session
    Patient CarePatient CarePatient CarePatient Care 
    2:00PMPatient CareCharts Rounds/
    Team Meeting
    Mentored
    Session
    Patient CareCharts Rounds/
    Team Meeting
     
    3:00PMPatient CarePatient CarePatient CarePatient CarePatient Care 
    4:00PMSpecialty 
    Observation
    Self-StudySelf-StudySelf-StudySelf-Study 
    5:00PM Lecture/Lab Lecture/Lab  
    6:00PM Lecture/Lab Lecture/Lab  
    7:00PM Lecture/Lab
    (5:30 - 7:30)
     Lecture/Lab
    (5:30 - 7:30)
      
    8:00PM