Navigating Innovations in Your Residency/Fellowship Program: Excellence in Teaching, Curriculum, Mentoring, and Outcomes

Wednesday, February 14, 2024: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

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Preconference Course 1 Day

Session Description:

This 1-day course will assist all levels of residency/ fellowship programs (accredited, candidate and developing) with solutions to navigate the complexities of residency and fellowship education and accreditation. Innovative strategies will be presented and discussed to help programs thrive and stay in compliance with the new accreditation standards required in 2024. This course will offer ways to enhance residency and fellowship teaching, curriculums, mentoring, and outcomes. This course will have content valuable to established residency/fellowship programs looking to exceed accreditation expectations and will offer a pathway for new and developing programs who are preparing for initial site visits as well as programs seeking reaccreditation under the new quality standards. The speakers and participants will have the opportunity to discuss areas of the curriculum, resident/fellow mentoring, and strategies for developing/training mentors and faculty to deliver innovative teaching and curriculum. This interactive and engaging course will combine presentations with round table discussion to meet the program objectives. Come and learn from colleagues who are leaders in the residency/fellowship world, program directors and active in the accreditation process!

Session Outline:

8:00-8:15 Update on quality standards

8:15-8:30 Appraisal of successful outcomes reporting

8:30-9:30 Establishing innovative curriculum design / web-based programs

9:30-9:45 Interview process / assessment of residents’ initial clinical competency

9:45-10:15 Advancing competency to grad requirements / Competency AI

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Breakout Group #1 (Admin, Site Visit, Exhibits 2 and 3)

11:15-12:00 Breakout Group #2 (Admin, Site Visit, Exhibits 2 and 3)

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:30 Mentor/mentee factors for successful engagement in mentorship

1:30-2:00 Establishing clinical mentoring practices and training the mentor

2:00-2:30 Advancing clinical mentoring & clinical expertise in clinical practice

2:30-3:00 Managing a failing resident and remediation

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-3:45 Breakout Group #1 (Curriculum, Mentoring, Remediation)

3:45-4:15 Breakout Group #2 (Curriculum, Mentoring, Remediation)

4:15-5:00 Panel Discussion


  • Demonstrate strategies for using data to set up performance improvement plans for clinicians.
  • Identify resources for improving inter-professional communication and strategies to help clinicians achieve a patient connection.
  • Identify tools to use in the clinic to foster clinician reflection of their patient's outcomes and realization of how they can improve patient care.


  • Kirk R. Bentzen, PT, DPT, PhD (Glendale Adventist Medical Center' Orthopedic and)
  • Molly Anne Malloy, PT, DPT (Arcadia University)
  • Aimee B. Klein, PT, DPT, DSc (University of South Florida)
  • Stephen Michael Kareha, PT, DPT, ATC, PhD (St. Luke's University Health Network)
  • Kathleen Tierney Geist, PT, DPT (Emory University)
  • Matthew D. Haberl, PT, DPT, ATC (Dynamic Physiotherapy, LLC)