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ERIC Number: EJ1104420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Self-Funding a Postprofessional Athletic Training Residency
Wetherington, Jefferson J.; Pecha, Forrest Q.; Homaechevarria, Alejandro
Athletic Training Education Journal, v11 n2 p119-122 Apr-Jun 2016
Context: Postprofessional athletic training residencies (PP-ATRs) are formal educational programs that provide advanced professional preparation for an athletic trainer. These programs are intended to provide clinical and didactic education in a focused area of clinical practice. Identifying and procuring funding to support athletic training residencies can be extremely difficult. Objective: To provide a basic understanding of the foundational requirements of a PP-ATR and to explain some of the basic principles behind funding a PP-ATR. Conclusion(s): Orthopaedic and physical therapy residencies have been able to demonstrate supporting the costs of those residencies through billable patient visits and/or improving clinic efficiency. As they progress through training, athletic training residents are able to increase patient volumes by 3-4 patients in a physician practice setting. In addition, the resident also indirectly generates revenue for the practice, thus offsetting the cost of the residency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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