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Orthopedic Residency Program

The Hendrick Health and West Texas Rehabilitation Center Orthopedic Residency (HHWTRCOR) is a collaboration between Hendrick Health, West Texas Rehabilitation Center and Hardin-Simmons University Physical Therapy Program. The program was developed to post-professionally train and educate physical therapists in the orthopedic field of physical therapy.

This program is accredited through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), and exceeds the minimum standards for a program accreditation. The program length is 12 months, and the mission of the program is “To develop highly skilled, compassionate orthopedic physical therapists who provide excellent orthopedic care grounded in evidence supported practice and service to the community we serve.”

Program goals:

  1. Support the missions of all facilities involved in the program
  2. Maintain ABPTRFE accreditation
  3. Provide residents with high quality, consistent experiences at all clinic locations
  4. Sustainability of the program
  5. Residents demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and skill required for specialist orthopedic clinical practice
  6. In three years following graduation, graduates demonstrate continued growth in the profession.

The program is set up to take two residents who will be employed for six months at Hendrick Health and six months at West Texas Rehabilitation Center and will switch in the middle of the program year. Upon completion of the established HHWTRCOR standards for program completion, the residents will be granted a residency completion certificate and be recognized on the HHWTRCOR website.

For more information on the program, visit the Hardin-Simmons University residency page.

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