Clinical Podcast: Is ABPTRFE Killing Residencies and Fellowships? | Mark Shepherd

We have some exciting news on the EIM Clinical Podcast this week: Mark Shepherd is joining us as our new co-host with John Childs! We’re grateful for all of Jeff Moore’s hard work over the past couple years, and he will still be working with us by hosting our Pain Reframed podcast.

This week, Mark is pulling double-duty as both a co-host and guest. He and John discuss the recent ABPTRFE changes and their effects on current and future residency and fellowship programs, particularly with site visits, as well as the new developments that have happened since the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) last month.

Mark Shepherd PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the Director of Bellin College’s Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellowship in partnership with EIM. He also teaches for South College, EIM, and the International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI), in addition to being a practicing clinician at Active Life and Sports PT. Prior to working at Active Life and Sports PT, he practiced in the outpatient Orthopedic Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as clinical faculty for the Johns Hopkins/George Washington University Orthopedic Residency Program. His clinical and research interests include chronic and persistent pain disorders, spinal and extremity manual therapies and clinical reasoning in physical therapy. He has presented at both regional and national physical therapy conferences, speaking about professional development as a new professional and post-professional residency and fellowship training.

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