Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program focuses on providing clinical training for physical therapists that acclerates their professional development in becoming a resource, educator and mentor to others in their community.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a credentialed physical therapy orthopedic residency by the American Physical Therapy Association.
The residency begins in January and runs for 50 consecutive weeks. The curriculum combines didactic coursework, mentorship experience and resident-directed learning with direct patient care.
Residents are employed in a full-time benefitted position by Glendale Adventist Medical Center and receive a program-adjusted salary for specific residency hours.
- Exhibit the highest standards of professionalism.
- Perform the highest level of health care for patients at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
- Competence with utilizing, and contributing to, the evidence-based practice of physical therapy.
Obtain ABPTS board certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy.
Hours (1500 total hours)
Mentorship (150 hours)
With APTA board certified specialist
Didactic Coursework (250 hours)
- Clinical Reasoning Models
- Communication Skills
- Scientific Basis of Orthopedic PT Clinical Practice
- Lower Quadrant Physical Examinations and Manual Treatment Procedures
- Lower Quandrant Biomechanical Examination and Treatment Procedures
- Upper Quadrant Physical Examinations and Manual Treatment Procedures
- Upper Quadrant Biomechanical Examination and Treatment Procedures
Resident Directed Learning (250 hours)
- Community service
- Research project
- Conference and seminars
- Other professional involvement
Direct Patient Care (850 hours)
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- Entry-level physical therapy degree
- Hold or be eligible for California Physical Therapy Licensure
- GAMC employment prior to start of residency
Applications will be evaluated based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:
- Academic education
- Clinical education and mentoring experiences
- Clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics physical therapy
- Research experience
- Community service
All completed materials must be received at the Therapy & Wellness Center by July 1, including:
- Completed application form
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
***PLEASE NOTE: Your application is not complete until all four items have been received by the director.
Kirk R. Bentzen, PT, DPT, MBA
2560 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (323) 255-5409
Fax: (323) 255-5732