On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Michael Bade joins me on Facebook Live to discuss the difference between a residency and fellowship program. Michael is an assistant professor in the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program. He is board-certified in orthopaedics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is currently an affiliate faculty member of the Regis OMPT fellowship program and in addition to his experience as a fellowship director, he has assisted with the design of several residency programs.
In this episode, we discuss:
-What is the difference between a residency and fellowship program?
-Michael’s advice for developing a competitive application and exploring different financial options
-Do residency and fellowship programs enhance your clinical practice?
-Should residency be mandated to elevate the practice of physical therapy?
-And so much more!
To develop a competitive application for a residency program, Michael recommends, “Networking is probably one of the more impactful things you can do.”
The practice of physical therapy continues to evolve as the knowledge base grows and seasoned practitioners can remain up-to-date by pursuing a fellowship or residency. Michael believes, “No matter what time in your career you can always benefit from going back and learning more.”
Having been an integral part of many fellowship and residency programs, Michael has found, “Residency and fellowship education are investments in your overall career and ultimately I think that it leads to a lot of increased job satisfaction as your clinical skills grow and it’s a very powerful and transformative experience.”
For more information on Michael Bade, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT:
Michael is an assistant professor in the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program. He is board-certified in orthopaedics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He helped create the Duke University Medical System Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and was the first graduate of that program in 2008. In 2012, he received his PhD in Clinical Science from the University of Colorado with an emphasis on comparative effectiveness trials in orthopaedics. After graduating with his PhD, he was the director of the Regis University Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship as well as an instructor within that program. He is currently an affiliate faculty member of the Regis OMPT fellowship program and in addition to his experience as a fellowship director; he has assisted with the design of several residency programs.
Resources discussed on this show:
Michael Bade Research Gate
Michael Bade LinkedIn
University of Colorado: Michael Bade
Webinar: post-professional career options
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