The MMI residency in pediatric physical therapy was developed for physical therapists aspiring to become leaders in the specialty of pediatrics.
The residency is a full-time, one-year mentored learning experience offered by the MMI Physical Therapy department in cooperation with the MMI Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program.
The residency offers clinical experience, leadership development and research opportunities for graduate level physical therapists who intend to devote their career to working with children and adults with developmental disabilities.
This residency program is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association.
The MMI Residency Experience:
MMI is a unit of the University of Nebraska Medical Center located in Omaha Nebraska, a metropolitan area of approximately 600,000 people. The Institute includes eleven departments that provide an inter-professional learning environment. Many of MMI’s clinics are multidisciplinary.
The MMI physical therapy department consists of 20 physical therapists, eight of whom are ABPTS Pediatric Clinical Specialists. The department provides PT services to more than 1,000 children in Omaha and Bellevue metropolitan schools. The department provides outpatient services and services to NICU patients at the Nebraska Medical Center. Multidisciplinary clinics for children and adults include cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida along with a seating/powered mobility clinic. The department also houses a fully equipped 3-D Motion Analysis Laboratory that enhances both research and clinical service experiences for the resident.
The Residency program includes mentored clinical service provision for children with developmental disabilities in a variety of practice settings
- Participation in the MMI leadership curriculum program sponsored by LEND
- Learning opportunities from PT department staff in-services, journal club, and the MMI Annual Symposium
- Participation in the delivery of the UNMC entry-level PT program pediatric curriculum
- Mentored clinical research experience that includes data collection and development of a poster
- Opportunity to participate in community and state activities for the development of pediatric physical therapy services
The Resident will develop:
- Skills in assessment, interpretation and intervention in a variety of pediatric settings
- Knowledge in all phases of normal child development and altered developmental patterns of children with developmental disabilities
- Experience with 10 other related professions at MMI and their role in the management of children with developmental disabilities
- Knowledge and experience in advocacy and policy development
- Experience assisting with a clinical research project as an informed consumer of the developmental disabilities research literature
- Skills to provide clinical services that are family-centered and culturally competent
Eligibility and Application:
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in physical therapy from a CAPTE accredited physical therapy education program and be eligible for licensure in the state of Nebraska.
Application for the residency is available on-line. The position title is Post-doctoral Research Associate and the requisition number for the position is "F2012-170". Please verify that Pediatric Physical Therapy Resident is in the job description as the Institute posts a number of post-doctoral positions. Also notify Dr Stuberg if you are sending an application via e-mail. You will be simultaneously applying for the residency and the LEND post doctoral fellowship program.
Application materials you will need include:
- Complete application form
- Three letters of reference from individuals who can comment on your candidacy for the residency. If you plan to use the same reference for both LEND and the PT residency, please be sure your reference addresses each program in their letter
- Curriculum Vita & official transcript from your physical therapy program
- Narrative about your interest in pursuing the residency program and LEND fellowship. Be sure you address each program in your narrative
Applications are accepted from December 1 through March 1. The residency begins July 1 of each year and continues through June 30 of the following year.