MossRehab Orthopedic Residency Program

Learn about this program:

The MossRehab Orthopedic Residency is an intensive, one-year experience combining clinical mentoring and didactic learning. Residents can expect a diverse learning experience from MossRehab therapists, physiatrists and orthopedic surgeons within Jefferson Health (which now includes MossRehab). The program provides a comprehensive learning environment, with ample time to work alongside physical therapists certified in orthopedics. The program is designed to advance clinical knowledge, reasoning, and decision-making.

  • Program application deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Program start date: 7/3/2023
  • Program duration: 50 weeks
  • Number of resident/fellow openings per cohort: 2
  • Tuition cost: $8,000.00 

Program Website

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Main Contact 

John Morris
(484) 326-5816

  • Is there a salary or stipend? Yes: $50,000 - $55,000 
  • Are there benefits? Yes: Paid time off, healthcare insurance
  • Is there housing assistance? No

  • Clinical site information: 
    • 2 clinical sites, 25 weeks at each one working alongside 6 orthopedic clinical specialists/2 FAAOMPT mentors
    • Visit Website Here 
  • Clinical mentorship information:
    • 4 hours/week, 200 hours/year
  • What is a distinguishing feature or selling point of your program?
    • Residents work full time in the clinic alongside clinical faculty and mentors and have an additional 4 hours/week working 1:1 with mentors. The program boasts a 100% graduation rate and 100% passing rate on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist (ABPTS) Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Examination

Faculty and/or Resident/Fellow-in-training Spotlight

Spotlighted Faculty:


  • Name: John Morris, PT MBA, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT
  • Background Education and Experience:
    "20 years experience treating the orthopedic population, serves as a mentor and faculty member in MossRehab Orthopedic Residency and as adjunct faculty for Temple University's DPT program"
  • What is your role within the program?
    "Director, mentor and faculty."
  • What separates this program from others like it?
    "Residents work full time alongside their clinical mentors providing ample time for mentored patient care." 
  • Why do you think advanced orthopedic training through residency and fellowship is important?
    "It greatly assists in advancing clinical reasoning and decision making."
  • Please share a little-known, fun fact that others may be surprised to learn about you.
    "I also work as a patient advocate for a rare disease organization involved in registry data research."