About the Program

The didactic portion of the residency includes classes taught by clinical mentors and guided self-study modules. Modules are designed to address the impact of lab values, diagnostic testing, medications, and precautions on the physical therapy plan of care for commonly encountered diagnoses. The resident also attends a special class, Transplant Foundations, offered at Houston Methodist Hospital.  

Clinical Mentoring
The clinical mentors of the residency program are highly qualified therapists with experience in each of the major diagnostic areas of acute care. As the resident moves through each rotation, mentoring is heavier at the beginning of the rotation and gradually diminishes as the resident becomes more and more proficient in that area. 

Research and Evidence-Based Practice
The resident will critique and synthesize research for use in practice with acute care patients, incorporating sound research conclusions into his or her own practice. The resident will become an active member of the department’s Evidence Based Practice Committee and will participate in at least one of their ongoing projects. 

Clinical Practicum
Residents participate in non-mentored patient care to enable them to integrate new knowledge and skills into their own patient care. A clinical mentor is always available for questions during the practicum hours.

Contact Us
Please contact us for additional information
Judith Ragsdale, PT
Critical Care Fellowship Program Director
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St, M1-024,
Houston, TX 77030