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Salary and benefits

Salary and benefits

  • An annual salary, paid on a bi-weekly basis
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage including basic dental and vision
  • Additional benefits include life insurance, tax sheltered annuity and deferred compensation
  • Paid leave time to include 11½ personal days (which includes vacation, continuing education and sick time) and eight holidays

Program summary

  • 32 hours of direct patient care at UW Health Sports Rehabilitation
    • 4-6 mentored hours a week with direct patient care and with biomechanical throwing analysis
    • 4 hours a week working with upper extremity fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons or with physicians in sports medicine clinic
    • 2-4 hours a week didactic coursework, learning/teaching and research/project development
    • 2-4 hours a week of sports performance training
    • Clinical teaching within the Sports Residency Program
    • Surgical observation
  • Six months of training in Dunedin, Fla., with the Toronto Blue Jays organization (March–August)
    • Athletic training room care and field coverage at spring training and during regular-season games
    • Injury prevention of healthy major and minor league baseball players
    • Injury rehabilitation of major and minor league baseball players
    • Learning opportunities to include mental skills, sports science, strength/conditioning and nutrition
    • Opportunities for observation and learning with team physicians
  • Two months of training at UW Health Sports Rehabilitation, Madison, Wis. (September–October)
    • 32 hours patient care
    • Develop and delivery of didactic course work/projects

Program mission

The Upper Extremity Physical Therapy Fellowship at UW Health is a full-time, 14-month program.

Our mission

UW Health is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, teaching, research and community service. The mission of the UW Health Upper Extremity Physical Therapy Fellowship Program is to encourage the development of physical therapists, focusing on upper extremity sports rehabilitation who are leaders, scholars, clinicians and future educators. This program will prepare the fellow by utilizing:

  • Experience in patient care
  • Mentoring
  • Didactic education, independent study, journal clubs and weekly remote collaborative lectures
  • Analysis of applicable scientific and physical therapy literature
  • Observation of surgical procedures
  • Physician extender role in various UW Health clinics and through University of Wisconsin Athletics
  • Teaching opportunities to interns, staff, faculty and community

Frequently asked questions

Q: Is there a teaching component in your fellowship?
A: Yes. The fellow will collaborate and help teach the following units:

  • October 2023: Shoulder
  • November 2023: Wrist and hand
  • February 2024: Elbow

Q: What is a typical schedule?
A: Schedules usually consist of:

  • 32 hours per week of direct patient care
  • 4-6 mentored hours a week with direct patient care and with biomechanical throwing analysis
  • 4 hours a week working with upper extremity fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons or physician sports medicine clinic
  • 2-4 hours a week didactic coursework, learning/teaching, research/project development
  • 2-4 hours a week of sports performance clinical teaching within the sports residency program and surgical observation

Q: How is mentoring scheduled?
A: We have two dedicated mentors from the Throwers Clinic who will work with you weekly including 1-on-1 mentoring and participation in the clinic. Monthly mentoring meetings will also be scheduled with program directors, staff mentors and medical staff from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Q: Is there a research component?
A: Not currently.

Q: At which facilities will I work?
A: The main clinic locations are:

  • East Madison Hospital, Madison, Wis.
  • Science Drive Medical Center, Madison, Wis.
  • Physician’s clinic at University of Wisconsin Athletics, Madison, Wis.

Q: What are you looking for in a fellowship candidate?
A: Strong candidates tend to have a high interest in sports either as an athlete, coach or researcher. We value the unique and diverse experiences that each candidate may bring to the program. Strong letters of recommendation are highly valued.

Q: Does it matter what school I attended or which state I am from?
A: No. There is no preference given to UW-Madison students, residents of Wisconsin or any particular physical therapy program.

Q: Do I need to have my EMR/EMT/ATC to apply?
A: You are not required to have any of these to apply, but you must be a licensed athletic trainer, certified emergency responder or licensed EMT.

Eligibility requirements

The Upper Extremity Physical Therapy Fellowship at UW Health is a full-time, 14-month program.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Upper Extremity Physical Therapy Fellowship you must:

  • Have a valid physical therapy license in both Wisconsin and Florida
  • Be a licensed athletic trainer, certified emergency responder or licensed EMT

Licensing

To obtain information on licensing, contact the Wisconsin Department of Licensing or the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.

Application and selection process

Application process

  • Cover letter detailing the reason for an application to the fellowship program
  • Statement letter of goals and objectives for fellowship area of interest
  • Current resume/CV
  • Three letters of reference including one from a former employer
  • Submit all required materials here

Application dates

  • Application period opens Feb. 15, 2024
  • The application deadline is March 30, 2024
  • Remote interviews will occur April 1 – April 30, 2024
  • Position offer date is May 1, 2024

Upper Extremity Physical Therapy Fellowship

The Upper Extremity Physical Therapy Fellowship at UW Health is a 14-month physical therapy program. This program is run in collaboration with the Toronto Blue Jays and accepts one applicant per year. The fellowship takes place in both Madison, Wis., and Dunedin, Fla. Our fellowship is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skills of physical therapists to manage injuries and performance training for upper extremity athletes.

About the Upper Extremity Physical Therapy Fellowship

This fellowship focuses on case-based learning, sport-specific biomechanics and return-to-play decision-making that is both patient-centered and evidence-based, with a goal of developing superior leaders, scholars, clinicians and educators.

Fellows are compensated as part of a stipend package that includes dental and health insurance.

Physical Therapy Fellowship curriculum

The UW Health Upper Extremity Physical Therapy Fellowship will focus on the fellow’s development of knowledge, competency and advanced practice skills in the following core areas:

  • Upper quarter/lower quarter screening
  • Upper spine
  • Direct access (DA) medical screening
  • DA sports screening
  • DA radiology
  • DA pharmacology
  • DA case competency
  • Shoulder girdle
  • Elbow/forearm
  • Wrist/hand
  • Sports-specific unit
  • Swimming biomechanics analysis and treatment
  • Throwing biomechanics analysis and treatment
  • Strength and power
  • Sports performance

Locations

  • September 2023–February 2024: UW Health Sports Rehabilitation, Madison, Wis.
  • March 2023–August 2023: Toronto Blue Jays Training Facility, Dunedin, Fla.
  • September 2023–October 2023: UW Health Sports Rehabilitation, Madison, Wis.

Contact information

Marc Sherry, PT, DPT, LAT, CSCS, PES
Program Director
(608) 440-6291
msherry@uwhealth.org

Dan Enz, PT, LAT, SCS
Program Director
(608) 265-8312
denz@uwhealth.org

Recruitment Center
(608) 263-6500
careers@uwhealth.org