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USF awarded candidacy status for orthopaedic residency in physical therapy

The USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences Orthopaedic Residency program was granted candidacy status from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

The first physical therapy orthopaedic resident, admitted June 30, was Dana Webb, DPT, CSCS, a 2014 graduate of the school’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

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Dr. Aimee Klein

Attaining candidate status helps to ensure the program has done adequate planning and has the resources (e.g., leadership, faculty, mentors, budget, patient/client population, facilities, equipment, curriculum) needed to implement a physical therapy residency or fellowship education program.

Aimee Klein, DPT, DSc, OCS, associate professor and coordinator of post-professional residency education in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, directed the development of the clinical residency program and is shepherding the school through the accreditation process.   USF Health is preparing for an ABPTRFE site visit – the next step in the residency accreditation process — in early January 2016.