Frequently asked questions

Q: Will the resident rotate through all the areas of practice?

A: Yes. The resident will rotate through all major practice areas and treat a variety of patients from general care to intensive care.

Q: What will a typical week look like?

A: Each week includes clinical hours, designated mentoring, and didactic educational hours.

Q: How will mentoring be addressed?

A: Mentors are assigned by specialty area and will provide structured mentoring for an average of 4 hours each week. 

Q: How will didactic coursework be covered?

A: Didactic course work will be covered through independent readings, clinical education content, and lectures. Residents will be expected to complete some of the didactic course work outside of their work hours.

Q: Will the fellow be required to work on weekends?

A: The resident will be a part of a non-holiday weekend rotation and be responsible for covering on holiday and accompanying holiday weekend annually.

Q: Are there research opportunities?

A: The resident will be given an opportunity to complete quality improvement projects, based on the interest of the resident.

Q: Is there is a preference for instate students and/or applicants?

A: UW Health provides an equal opportunity to all acute care physical therapy resident applicants regardless of their place of residence at the time of application.

Q: How many residents do you accept each year?

A: We currently accept one acute care physical therapist resident annually.  UW Health offers many career development opportunities.

Q: Is there tuition for the fellowship?

A: No.  There are no fees or tuition.