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The Department of Physical Therapy’s Pediatric Residency Program is a post-professional clinical and didactic education program designed to significantly advance the physical therapy resident’s preparation as a practitioner of choice in the field of pediatric physical therapy.
The program combines opportunities for ongoing clinical mentoring with a scientific basis for advanced practice. At the end of the experience, the resident will be academically and clinically prepared to pass the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties’ (ABPTS) Pediatric Clinical Specialist examination.
Eligible applicants must:
The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy’s Pediatric Residency Program is to create specialists in the field of pediatric physical therapy. The residency program will develop expert clinicians with advanced skills in critical and innovative thinking as well as patient-centered, evidence-based and autonomous practice. Graduates will exemplify professionalism, compassion, accountability, altruism, integrity, ethical conduct and social responsibility, and will contribute to the profession and to healthcare through their leadership, clinical excellence, teaching, consultative activities, and active pursuit of research and lifelong learning.
Residents will also participate in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. The LEND program consists of modules on community education, family collaboration and interdisciplinary clinical programs. The LEND program is supported by a grant from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Residency graduates will:
The Department of Physical Therapy is committed to:
More than 70 full- and part-time physical therapists provide care to patients across the CHOP Care Network. This health system includes the acute care hospital, the inpatient rehabilitation program, and outpatient services including general outpatient rehabilitation, a sports medicine service line and a day hospital program. Physical Therapy care is provided at the Main Campus and Specialty Care Centers and clinics in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The department includes more than 40 ABPTS-certified clinical specialists in Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics and Sports Medicine, as well as more than 35 American Physical Therapy Association-credentialed clinical instructors. The core faculty has more than 80 years of combined clinical and teaching experience.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, founded in 1855, was the first hospital in the United States dedicated to the care of children. Today, CHOP is one of the leading pediatric hospitals and research facilities in the world and is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by both Parents magazine and U.S. News & World Report.
CHOP has the only Level I pediatric trauma center in Southeastern Pennsylvania and serves as a regional, national and international referral source for patients requiring cutting-edge medical, surgical and rehabilitative care.
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Stacey Caviston, PT, DPT, PCSPhysical Therapy Pediatric Residency ProgramThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaChildren’s Seashore House, Room 2163405 Civic Center BoulevardPhiladelphia, PA firstname.lastname@example.org
To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014, will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.
Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.