The HSS and New York Mets Baseball Club Upper Extremity Athlete Fellowship is a clinically-based training program for physical therapists seeking to specialize in sports upper extremity physical therapy.
This non-accredited fellowship program’s mission is to prepare each fellow for both the clinical and on-field challenges experienced by Major League Baseball’s rehab and performance staff. This fellowship will accelerate professional development through unique educational experiences, which include mentoring, research opportunities, rehab progressions, surgical observation as well as on and off-field player management. These experiences will allow each fellow to provide superior patient care and enhanced patient outcomes. This fellowship is designed to prepare each candidate with the tools and training required to work in Major League Baseball and be a leader in the field of sports physical therapy.
|Organization||Hospital for Special Surgery|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Contest Deadline||August 31, 2022|
Who is Eligible?
- US citizenship
- Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program
- Malpractice insurance (minimum $1 mil per occurrence/$3 mil aggregate)
- One of the following: a current ATC designation, current license as an EMT, OR certification as an Emergency Responder
- Current NY State Physical Therapy license in good standing, along with a current FL State Physical Therapy license or demonstrate an ability to obtain Florida licensure
- Possess ABPTS Sports or Orthopedic board certification or completion of prior ABPTFRE accredited sports physical residency
How to Apply?
Your application packet will need to include:
- A completed and signed application form (pdf)
- Your resume/curriculum vitae, including academic and clinical education, continuing education, clinical and other relevant experience
- A summary (400-800 words) of your relevant clinical experiences thus far, emphasizing sports rehabilitation and sports medicine exposures.’
- A short essay (one page) explaining your reasons for applying for the clinical residency, your goals, and why you consider yourself to be a good candidate
- Three letters of professional reference
The HSS and New York Mets Baseball Club Upper Extremity Athlete Fellowship is a full-time position, one year in duration. The fellow is expected to work 40-45 hours/week. Approximately 30% of their time is spent on educational experiences, and 70% provides supervised care. A salary and benefits package is provided.
The deadline for the online submission of the application and supporting documents is August 31, 2022.