Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

The UMPT Residency program provides a post-professional clinical residency experience in the specialty area of orthopedic physical therapy. The experience includes clinical practice, clinical mentoring, teaching in the area of orthopedics, and research and scholarly activities. The resident will graduate with advanced clinical practice and teaching skills and will be eligible for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) Examination.

Graduation Rate
OCS Pass Rate
Employment Rate


The University of Montana Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a postprofessional residency program for physical therapists in Orthopedics.


First-time Pass Rate on ABPTS specialty exam in Orthopedics

Examination Year 2019 2020 2021 2022
Non-Residency Graduates 79% 67% 78% -
Residency Graduates 87% 86% 91% -
UM Residency Graduates 100% 100% 100% 100%

Video: UM Orthopedic Residency

Interview with a UM Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident.

Contact Us

For More Information contact:
Jake Mischke, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Orthopedic Residency Director
Phone: 406-243-2517