Prepare outstanding health professionals

Our Orthopedic Residency Program is committed to developing physical therapists who demonstrate clinical expertise in orthopedic practice, a dedication to teaching, and a passion for service to the profession and community. Through our program you will experience a variety of patient care, mentoring, educational, research, observation and teaching opportunities.

Program Overview

We are currently accepting three Residents annually. This 12 month Residency Program begins August 1 and goes  through July 31 the following year.

Opportunities Provided Throughout the Residency Program:

  • Educating CUW students
  • Participation in Continuing Education courses
  • Preparation for OCS Examination
  • Preparation for advanced manual therapy credentials
  • Direct patient care opportunities at a collaborative Advocate - Aurora Health Care Facility
  • Multidisciplinary observational experiences
  • 1:1 clinic mentoring one day / week
  • Collaborative research opportunities with faculty

Didactic Component:

  • Flexible on-line lectures and learning modules through Learning Management System
  • Weekly Face-to-face lab experiences at CUW
  • Routine access to faculty and mentor

Employee Benefits:

  • Pay/ Stipend through Advocate-Aurora Healthcare is commensurate with experience @ 90% FTE
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Holidays and PTO of approximately 3 weeks/year
  • Disability/ Life Insurance
  • 403b Retirement options
  • Opportunities for Tuition Reimbursement

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Dale Gerke PT, MPT ScD
Professor - Physical Therapy Program
Director – Orthopedic Residency Program
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Phone: 262.243.4485
Email: Dale.Gerke@cuw.edu
What to Expect

Upon completion of the residency program, residents will excel as orthopedic physical therapy practitioners, work collaboratively with other members of the health care team, and educate current and future health care providers regarding orthopedic related content.

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