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The OrthoCarolina Occupational/Hand Therapy fellowship is an 18 month, post-professional clinical and didactic education experience designed for occupational therapists who wish to significantly advance their preparation as a specialty provider of orthopedic upper extremity and hand rehabilitation services. This fellowship combines ongoing clinical mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry. Fellows accepted into the program will be full-time employees of OrthoCarolina, salaried with benefits.
The Occupational/Hand Therapy fellowship program provides an 18-month long course of didactic and clinical education. This program provides the equivalent of 18 semester credit hours of instruction and clinical experience and is intended to prepare the eligible fellow to sit for the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) examination of the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and/or prepare the fellow to submit an application for Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation through AOTA’s Board Certification Program. The hand therapy fellow would complete a minimum of 1500 hours of supervised clinical practice including laboratory and lecture study. In several modules completion of staged oral, written and practical examinations in an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) format administered by a board of faculty examiners may be required.
If the fellow seizes the opportunity he/she will:
If mailing, send applications to:
870 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC 28054
Attn: Stacy Rumfelt