Saint Louis University

SLU-SSM Residency Mission and Goals

Our Mission:
The mission of the SLU-SSM Orthopedic Residency program is to provide post professional, advanced clinical training and accelerated development to physical therapists in a specialized area of practice. This partnership will provide a diverse, high quality experience for the resident through clinical mentoring, expert instruction promoting advanced evidence-based practice, facilitated clinical decision making, and patient-centered care

Our Goals:
The goals of the Saint Louis University and SSM Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency in Physical Therapy are to educate physical therapists to:

  1. Address the needs of the patient/client/community through advanced physical therapy practice in orthopedics
  2. Engage in critical analysis of evidence and the practice of inquiry with integration into the clinical environment
  3. Education patients, physical therapists and physical therapist students, and other health care professionals effectively
  4. Serve the community through advocacy, interprofessional consultation, pro bono practice, and professional engagement
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