Faculty Development Residency

The Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Division Faculty Development Residency will be accepting applications for the 2020/2021 cycle from January 15, 2019 – April 14, 2019.

The application process is managed through the APTA approved RF-PTCAS network.  For complete information go to the APTA’s ABPTRFE website:

http://www.abptrfe.org/ResidencyPrograms/ApplicationProcess/

Carol FiguersDuke’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program has a long history of leadership and expertise in both didactic and clinical education, and is a national leader in credentialed residency and fellowship programs. In addition, various resources within the Duke University Health System, the Duke School of Medicine, and our partner institutions in North Carolina exist to enhance the development of educators.

Nationally, there is a shortage of available faculty for physical therapy education programs, including program directors and directors of clinical education. Likewise, Duke DPT seeks highly qualified and dedicated educators trained in educational theory, methodology, academic service, and governance for our classrooms.

The Duke DPT Faculty Development Residency has been accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The Duke Faculty Residency program is the FIRST and subsequently the only ABPTRFE program accredited in the United States.

J. Kyle Covington

Criteria for residency selection

  • Participate in a competitive nationwide application pool in which matriculates are chosen based on their experiences, qualifications, and interests

  • Eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina

  • Minimum of two years practice experience

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching physical therapy

  • A focused area of clinical experience, though not required, will be viewed favorably

  • Eligible applicants will be invited for an interview

  • New faculty residents will enter each year in January

Expected effort and compensation

  • 24 month residency

  • 0.75 FTE in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program

  • A minimum of 30 hours per week of instructional preparation, classroom, and laboratory teaching, and student assessment

  • 0.25 FTE in clinical practice with a local health system or private clinic is recommended

Required resident mentoring

  • Each resident will have regular mentoring sessions with the residency director(s), Initially once a week, progressing to twice a month

  • Twice monthly mentoring sessions with DPT Faculty mentor

  • Identification of an external mentor with quarterly mentoring sessions

Residency curriculum

  • 24 didactic modules covering topics including, classroom management, test writing, academic advising, higher education structure, educational assessment, accreditation, and team-based learning

  • Matriculated students will be assigned to teach in focus areas of their interest, including but not limited to: clinical education, musculoskeletal PT, neuromuscular PT, global health, or other components of the standard DPT curriculum

  • One capstone educational project

Supervised didactic teaching

  • Each resident will be assigned to manage didactic content in a focus area.

  • Each resident will be assigned other didactic content as needed.

  • Residents will regularly undergo 360-degree evaluations of their classroom management, teaching, and student assessment.

  • In the case of a clinical education resident, supervised teaching may be replaced by clinical education administration

Additional educational opportunities

  • Teaching and committee opportunities across the health system that focus on interprofessional education

  • American Physical Therapy Association conferences: Educational Leadership Conference, Combined Sections Meeting, Carolina Clinical Education Consortium Spring/Fall meetings

  • Medical education Grand Rounds

  • Duke AHEAD events

  • Education section faculty development conference

  • Consultative visits with peer institutions’ faculty

For more information about the residency and the application process is available by contacting Dr. Carol Figuers at carol.figuers@duke.edu or Dr. Kyle Covington at kyle.covington@duke.edu.