Orthopedic Residency: Program Description


Program Description:

The Clinical Residency in Orthopedics is a full-time, 12-month program.  The resident works 35-40 hours per week, spending approximately 25% of their time in educational experiences and 75% providing clinical care.  A salary proportional to a 70-75% caseload is provided. In addition, the resident will be responsible for tuition and fees in the amount of  $10,000.

Dates: September - August



  • Columbia University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Georgian Building, 3rd Floor, 617 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
  • SPEAR Physical Therapy, 36 West 44th Street, Suite 403, New York, NY 10036


Program Hours Breakdown:

  • 100-150 hours of one-on-one clinical mentorship
  • 50-100 hours of didactic / education mentorship
  • 1600 hours of non-mentored clinical practice
  • Research practicum and mentorship for a clinical-based scholarly project
  • Teach and mentor entry-level DPT students


Additional Requirements:

  • Participate in Journal Clubs, lead two (online or in the clinic)
  • Present monthly formal case presentations to clinical or didactic mentors
  • Attend monthly clinical observations with orthopedic surgeons and musculoskeletal radiologists
  • Attend APTA Combined Sections Meeting
  • Complete healthcare observations, mentored clinical exams, and clinical skills checklists