We’re very glad you’re considering UT Southwestern’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. Here you’ll find unequalled academic and clinical training in a challenging, collegial atmosphere, and we invite you to apply.
To be considered, please submit an application through the RF-PTCAS website. We have a rolling admission protocol with a resident beginning their 15-month program in March, June or September of each year. Interviews for residency spots are typically conducted at least 2-3 months prior to acceptance.
We accept up to three residents each year and base our selection on information provided by applicants and gathered in personal interviews. New graduates are encouraged to apply. Our residency committee evaluates all applications on the following criteria:
- Pre-professional academic and post-professional clinical education preparation
- Clinical experience in orthopaedic physical therapy
- Previous mentoring, education, and research experience
- Community service
- Letters of recommendation
- Interest in academic-based physical therapy
We will take all reasonable measures to guarantee equal access to learning opportunities for clinicians with disabilities. Educational programming will be sensitive to any sensory or physical impairment that requires special arrangements on behalf of the participant. Please indicate on your registration form if we should contact you about any physical or mental impairment that would require special accommodation to ensure a satisfactory learning experience.
We welcome applications regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Our commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
We know you’re looking for an educational experience of the highest quality. To meet your expectations and satisfy accreditation requirements, we set the bar high for our applicants.
To be considered, you must hold:
- A current and valid physical therapist license from the State of Texas.
- Basic life support/cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.