Saint Louis University

SLU-SSM Residency Curriculum

Direct 1:1 clinical mentoring

190 hours

Non-mentored hours of patient care (paid)

1200 hours

Clinical observation (Physician shadowing, surgery observation)

75 hours

Lab instructor/teaching responsibilities in the entry level SLU DPT Program

180-200 hours

Participation in didactic, small group, and manual skills instruction

166 hours

Independent mentorship in specialty topics*

40 hours

Provision of pro bono services to the St. Louis community

30 hours

 

Discussion Topics

  • Visual Analysis of Human Movement
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Patient Centered Interviewing
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Evidence Based Practice

Physical Examination and Manual Treatment Procedures**

  • Foot/Ankle regions
  • Knee and lower leg regions
  • Hip and Thigh regions
  • Lumbo-pelvic regions
  • Thoracic Spine/Ribs/Chest regions
  • Cervical Spine/TMJ regions
  • Shoulder/Scapulothoracic regions
  • Elbow/wrist/Hand regions

*Possibilities include: research, acute orthopedics, fracture care, amputee care, manual lymphatic drainage, industrial injuries

**Coursework is regionally based and will be taught through small group facilitation style & journal club early in the week with psychomotor skills, and lecture. All courses include mobilization/manipulation where appropriate

Sample Weekly Schedule

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat/Sun

AM

Entry Level Teaching

Clinical practice
(non-mentored)

Residency Instruction

Clinical Practice
(non-mentored)

Clinical Practice with Mentor

Residency Instruction
(select weekends)

PM

Clinical practice with Mentor

Physician shadowing

Clinical practice (non-mentored)

Residency Instruction

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