The Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship
Sponsored by North Coast Medical, Inc. and the Philadelphia Hand Rehabilitation Foundation
This is a six-month fellowship offered twice each year. Applicants must demonstrate interest in the area of hand rehabilitation, have at least one year of clinical experience, and be a licensed occupational or physical therapist. Preference will be given to applicants with a financial need or ones that will practice in an under served area. A modest stipend is offered. Contact Terri Skirven, OTR/L, CHT at 610.768.5958 or email@example.com.
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor (Michigan)
Hand Therapy Fellowship
The University of Michigan Health System Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Division is proud to offer a comprehensive hand therapy fellowship program. Our fellowship program is designed to provide occupational and physical therapists with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field of hand therapy. Candidates can expect a challenging clinical and educational environment at one of the countries top hospitals. Our program curriculum is designed to provide mentoring, hands-on experience and educational opportunities available in a progressive high paced teaching atmosphere. The six-month fellowship will include comprehensive evaluations, clinical reasoning, UE anatomy, formal competencies, splinting, treatment planning and implementation. Contact Beverly Wolfe, OTR, Coordinator of Clinical Education at 734-763-2554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospital for Special Surgery (New York)
Hand Therapy Fellowship
The Hospital for Special Surgery Hand Therapy Fellowship provides experienced occupational and physical therapists with a comprehensive, structured program of clinically-based education and supervised patient care in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. Fellows are guided in the development of advanced critical reasoning and clinical skills, including custom splinting, by a supportive team of expert clinicians. A stipend is provided for this full-time, 9-month fellowship. Contact Carol Page, PT, DPT, CHT at 212-774-7170 or email@example.com.
Kaiser Permanente (California)
Hand Therapy Fellowship
Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Region, is proud to offer a hand therapy fellowship designed to provide physical therapists and occupational therapists with advanced knowledge and skill in a concentrated clinical environment. The small group classroom and lab training sessions allow the clinical faculty to focus their instruction toward the individual needs of each fellow. The curriculum will provide a study and education fundamentals in an effort to support preparation of occupational and physical therapists taking the HTCC board certification examination. This fellowship begins in January of each year and runs for 50 consecutive weeks. The classroom didactic portion and lab training sessions are also open to those who wish only to attend these sessions. They are held on weekends to accommodate the working professional, and are loosely scheduled at once a month.
The clinical fellowship training in this program is held at various Kaiser Permanente facilities. The weekend seminars are held at Kaiser Rehabilitation Pavilion, 4201 West Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92868. Contact program director, Eleanor Monroe PT, MPA at 714-748-6103 or Eleanor.M.Monroe@.kp.org or program assistant Rebecca Park at 714-748-6103 or Rebecca.L.Park@kp.org.
Hand Therapy Residency Program (Minnesota)
Fairview Hand Center/University Orthopaedics Therapy Center/University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy
The hand therapy residency is year-long joint program of the University of Minnesota Medical Center’s Fairview Hand Center and University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy program, with a competitive salary and full benefits. Training will include direct clinical care, physician and surgery observation, graduate-level didactic coursework, research and teaching. Residents will conduct research and educate future therapists while under the supervision of experienced hand therapists, PhD OT educators and researchers. These skills will assist in clinical research and presentation. Residents will also participate in improving community awareness of benefits of hand therapy. The program runs from August 1 to July 31 each year. We accept one registered occupational therapist (OTR) each year, with preference given to the OTR with at least one year’s experience of upper limb rehabilitation. Contact Virginia O’Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, residency coordinator, at 612-273-7880. For more details, please visit www.fairview.org/handtherapyresidency.
Drexel University (Pennsylvania)
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Texas Woman’s University (Texas)