Stanford Hand Therapy Clinical Residency Program
The Stanford Hand Therapy Clinical Residency Program is an 11-month dynamic learning experience in a renowned medical center with one of the most experienced hand therapy teams on the West Coast. The goal of the program is to accept candidates with:
- At least two years of work experience as an occupational therapist (OT)
- A strong desire to become a master hand therapist and gain the knowledge and skills to advance to board certification as a certified hand therapist (CHT)
The Program offers:
- Weekly lectures and lab instruction covering all aspects of diagnosis and treatment for upper extremity injuries, as well as disease processes that affect the upper extremity
- Training in evidence-based guidelines and advanced clinical practice from our Hand Therapy team
- Mentoring in research techniques and developing a scientific poster
- Opportunities for formal presentations at the Hand Therapy Association of California monthly meetings, as well as leading monthly journal clubs
- Opportunities to shadow hand surgeons, hand therapists in our clinic, and nearby private practices, pediatric hand therapists, and inpatient orthopedic occupational therapists
- Opportunities to attend weekly MD rounds and lectures
- Experience treating upper extremity injuries with ongoing mentoring from a different proctor every two to three months to observe different treatment styles and develop an individual treatment style
How to Apply
The program begins during the first week of September and ends during the last week of July each year. Throughout the year, interested OTs can send a letter of interest with an attached resume to:
Donna Lashgari, DHSc, OTR/L, CHT
In mid-May, applicants can go to the Stanford Health Care jobs site to apply for the 11-month, fixed term OT position in Hand Therapy.
In early June, the top ten candidates will be contacted to arrange a telephone interview. At that time, they will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation.
In late June, the top six candidates will be interviewed either face-to-face or on Skype, and the top candidate will be notified of acceptance by July 10.
Housing and Expenses
Residents are responsible for textbooks, lab coats, and living expenses. They are formally hired by Stanford Health Care as a benefitted 60% entry-level therapist, but are at the clinic full-time for the learning experience.
The Hand Therapy Clinical Residency Program is located at:
Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center