Orthopedic Residency Program

Our Mission

The mission of the Residency Programs in the Division of Physical Therapy and UNC Hospitals is to provide a superior, comprehensive specialist training to licensed physical therapists to meet the needs of North Carolina.

Resident Program Philosophy

The faculty of the Division of Physical Therapy is committed to developing residents who are recognized leaders within their specialty area of choice.  Residents will develop excellence in examination, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, teaching and the integration of best evidence into the patient care they provide within their special area of interest.  They will develop as a resource for the community in prevention and rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions and will contribute to the profession through teaching, writing and leadership.  Graduates of the residency program will be fully prepared to sit for their specialty certification examination.


Residency Application

The Residency Application is available via RF-PTCAS at http://www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS/. The application deadline is June 1st of each year for the 12-month program, which starts in early January. Applicants must have North Carolina PT licensure prior to matriculation.

For more information about the UNC orthopedic physical therapy residency please contact Carla Hill .