The NYIT Residency Program is a 58-week curriculum that covers clinical practice, didactic training, and classroom teaching experience. The program features:
- 150 hours of 1:1 clinical supervision and mentor ship.
- 240 hours of didactic clinical coursework provided by USC seminars, the premier residency curriculum.
- Teaching assistant positions in anatomy, manual therapy I and manual therapy II at NYIT.
- Observation of orthopedic medicine, including surgery and physicality.
- Independent coursework in preparation for the OCS examination.
The NYIT Residency Program includes two phases. The first phase commences in mid-May. At this time the resident assumes a 6-week teaching assistant position at the NYIT Anatomy Lab.
The second phase, which corresponds to official start of the clinical hours, begins July 1. The resident is required to practice a minimum of 24 hours, and up to 40 hours per week. The resident receives 1:1 mentor ship for 3 hours per week at prearranged times.
The resident assumes a teaching assistant position at NYIT's Manual Therapy I in the Fall, and Manual Therapy II in the Spring.
The didactic coursework takes place in Baltimore, Maryland. The resident receives 16 days of coursework divided over 4 weekend intensives (Friday through Monday). These take place between September and December of the residency year. The modules and independent study material of the residency cover the following contents:
- Anatomy and physiology of the extremities and the spine.
- Movement science and procedural interventions of the extremities and the spine.
- Post-operative management of the extremities and the spine.
- Clinical reasoning within orthopedic examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, interventions and outcomes.