Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is June 15, 2014

2. What is the length of the residency program?
The program begins in September 2014 and ends in August of 2015.

3. How many residents will be accepted into the Orthopedic Residency Program?
A minimum of two students and maximum of four students are accepted to the program each year. 

4. Does the program prepare me to take the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) exam after I graduate?
Yes, our curriculum is structured around the Description of Specialty Practice in Orthopaedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.   

5. What level of experience should I have before applying to the Orthopedic Residency Program?
There is no minimum experience requirement to apply to the program. We will address the needs of each resident individually, but do encourage a strong background in basic Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. See the application and eligibility requirements.

6. Do I need to be currently licensed in the state of California?
Yes. All program residents must have a California state physical therapy license prior to commencement of the residency program in September.

7. When will I be notified of my acceptance into the Stanford Orthopedic Residency Program?
Notification will be sent by email on August 1, 2014.

8. What is the cost of the Orthopaedic Clinical Residency Program?
There is a $2,500 cost for lab fees. Each resident is responsible for textbooks, lab coat, and incidental expenses. Residents must plan for living expenses and transportation to clinical and educational sites.

9. Is an interview required as part of the application process?
Yes, once you apply you will be contacted to schedule a time for a phone interview. A second in-person interview may be required.

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