DPT Faculty Development Residency

For more information about the residency and the application process, please contact Dr. Kyle Covington at kyle.covington@duke.edu

The Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Division Faculty Development Residency will begin accepting applications for the 2023/2024 cycle in October 2022. Please check back once RF-PTCAS reopens on October 15, 2022.

Duke’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program has a long history of leadership and expertise in both didactic and clinical education and is a national leader in credentialed residency and fellowship programs. In addition, various resources within the Duke University Health System, the Duke School of Medicine, and our partner institutions in North Carolina exist to enhance the development of educators.

Nationally, there is a shortage of available faculty for physical therapy education programs, including program directors and directors of clinical education. Likewise, Duke DPT seeks highly qualified and dedicated educators trained in educational theory, methodology, academic service, and governance for our classrooms.

The Duke DPT Faculty Development Residency has been accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). 

Criteria for residency selection

  • Participate in a competitive nationwide application pool in which matriculates are chosen based on their experiences, qualifications, and interests

  • Eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina

  • Minimum of four years of practice experience at the time of application

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching physical therapy

  • A focused area of clinical experience, though not required, will be viewed favorably

  • Eligible applicants will be invited for an interview

  • New faculty residents will enter each year from July–August

Expected effort and compensation

  • 24-month residency

  • 0.8 FTE in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program

  • A minimum of 30 hours per week of instructional preparation, classroom, and laboratory teaching, and student assessment

  • 0.2 FTE in clinical practice with a local health system or private clinic is recommended

Required resident mentoring

  • Each resident will have regular mentoring sessions with the residency director(s), Initially, once a week, progressing to twice a month

  • Twice monthly mentoring sessions with the DPT Faculty mentor

  • Identification of an external mentor with quarterly mentoring sessions

Residency curriculum

  • 24 didactic modules covering topics including, classroom management, test writing, academic advising, higher education structure, educational assessment, accreditation, and team-based learning

  • Matriculated residents will be assigned to teach in focus areas of their interest, including but not limited to: clinical education, musculoskeletal PT, neuromuscular PT, or other components of the standard DPT curriculum

  • One capstone educational project

Supervised didactic teaching

  • Each resident will be assigned to manage didactic content in a focus area.

  • Each resident will be assigned other didactic content as needed.

  • Residents will regularly undergo 360-degree evaluations of their classroom management, teaching, and student assessment.

  • In the case of a resident interested in clinical education, supervised teaching may be replaced by clinical education administration

Additional educational opportunities

  • Teaching and committee opportunities across the health system that focus on interprofessional education

  • American Physical Therapy Association conferences: Educational Leadership Conference, Combined Sections Meeting, Carolina Clinical Education Consortium Spring/Fall meetings

  • Medical Education Grand Rounds

  • Duke AHEAD events

  • Duke Teaching for Equity Fellowship

Residency Outcomes

100% Graduation rate (2017–2021)        100% of our graduates accepted academic positions

Kyle Covington Photo
Kyle Covington, PT, DPT, PhD
Jamie Greco for Fac Dev Residency
Jamie Greco, PT, DPT, Ed
Residency Coordinator
Hilton for DPT Fac Residency
Tiffany Hilton, PT, DPT
Residency Mentor/Faculty
Katie Myers, PT, DPT
Katie Myers, PT, DPT
Residency Mentor/Faculty
Marcus Roll, DPT for Fac Residency
Marcus Roll, PT, DPT, NCS, CBI
Residency Mentor/Faculty

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