Fellowship Corner: Duke Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship






Pictured: Fellows-in-Training, Marissa Carvalho and Jack Magill

What makes your Fellowship program unique compared to other programs?

One aspect of this fellowship that is unique is the opportunity to develop teaching skills through assisting in the Duke Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program Musculoskeletal Management and Manual Therapy elective courses.

What would you consider the strengths of your program to be?

One of the strengths of our program is the diversity of the faculty. They have different clinical interests and backgrounds which allows for exposure to different skill sets and clinical reasoning. Since the program is small, the faculty is able to adjust the program based on each individual’s interests and goals.

What makes focused learning within a Fellowship worth pursuing?

The opportunity for formal mentorship is invaluable. It allows for development of clinical skills, improved clinical reasoning, and enhanced confidence. This allows you to grow both as a clinician, as a professional and as a leader.

What advice would you give to students that are seriously interested in pursuing Fellowship training?

Have a clear vision of what you would like to achieve with the fellowship. There are numerous opportunities and you can tailor these to your interests and goals.

What additional opportunities do your Fellows pursue after completing their training?

After completion of training, many of the Fellows have become involved as faculty in Residency and Fellowship programs. Some past fellows have continued their education at the PhD level and are involved with research and/or teaching. Other past fellows have worked towards improved care delivery through development of unique care models.

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