ND's 1st Ortho PT Residency Credentialed | Jan 1, 2014

The following is an excerpt from a letter that the North Dakota Physical Therapy Association received from Greg Hartley, PT, DPT, GCS, Chair of the American Board of Phsyical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

"On behalf of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education, I am pleased to inform you that Sanford Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program-Fargo in Fargo, ND, has successfully achieved credentialing as an orthopedic physical therapy residency program. This program's initial credential is effective as of December 31, 2013. Their ongoing credential is effective through December 31, 2018.

A credentialed residency or fellowship program promotes standards of quality and consistency in the teaching and practice of physical therapy. Through their voluntary participation and adherence to the requirements of the credentialing process, these programs confirm to potential residents or fellows their commitment to providing quality learning experiences by meeting established criteria. Additionally, completion of the credentialing process is an affirmation to the public at large of the program's commitment to the protection of the consumer of physical therapy.

We will be recognizing Sanford Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program-Fargo during the Residency/Fellowship Career Development Reception at the 2014 Combined Sections Meeting. I hope you and members of your chapter will beo able to join us in congratulating this program for their achievement of excellence in physical therapy education."

The NDPTA would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Mary Jo Wagar and her staff for their hard work in making this residency program a reality.