The residency program in pediatric physical therapy is a cooperative effort between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, UMMC School of Health Related Professions, University Hospitals and Clinics, Hinds County School District, Performance Therapy, Brandon, and other sites. The residency program is 12 months in duration, beginning in early August and ending in early August of the following year.The resident is a full-time employee of UMMC and receives a competitive salary and a full benefits package. There is no tuition cost.The residency is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The program prepares the resident to take the Pediatric Clinical Specialty examination (PCS) offered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Click here for more information concerning specialty examination.
The residency program in pediatric physical therapy demonstrates:
The pediatric resident's experience includes:
The resident is a full-time employee of UMMC and receives a competitive salary with a full benefits package. There are no tuition costs required of the resident. The pediatric physical therapy resident's experiences include:
Applications for the residency are accepted from October through February, prior to the beginning of the residency in early August. Experienced physical therapists and new graduates are encouraged to apply. The residency accepts applications through the centralized application service for residency/fellowship education (RF-PTCAS). Visit the RF-PTCAS site for specifics on required application materials and to begin the application process
For questions regarding this residency program, contact:
Janet Slaughter, PT, DPTBoard Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy Director, Residency Program in Pediatric Physical TherapyAssociate Professor
Department of Physical TherapySchool of Health Related ProfessionsUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center2500 N. State St.Jackson, MS 39216(601) 984-6372
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