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The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Jan 9, 2019

Brandon & Dr. Mark Shepherd (Assistant Program Director of the Bellin College OMPT Fellowship Program) did a Facebook Live video on 1/8/2019 discussing the pressing issues regarding OMPT Fellowship Programs including mandated changes from accreditation bodies, admission requirements, mentorship requirements, and much more. Mark shares this perspective as an assistant program director how these changes will affect programs and the profession on a whole.


Mark's Email Address: 

American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education Website: 

AAOMPT Website: 

IFOMPT Website: 

Evidence in Motion Website: 

Talus Media's Residency/Fellowship Page: 

Eric Robertson's Interview on Residency/Fellowship Education with Karen Litzy: 

Bellin College Post-Graduate Physical Therapy Programs:

Residency Education in Every Town: Is It Just So Simple?: 

Postprofessional Cartography in Physical Therapy: Charting a Pathway for Residency and Fellowship Training


AAMT Blog Article on APTA/ABPTRFE Fellowship Standards: 

Kevin L. MacPherson, Mark Shepherd, Jamie Childs Everett, Adam Fritsch, J.M. Whitman & Kim Dunleavy (2018) Perceptions of the professional and personal impact of hybrid fellowship training: a qualitative study, Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/10669817.2018.1542850 (if desire full article, email

Gregory W Hartley, Kathryn E Roach, Kendra L Harrington, Stephanie McNally; Program-Level Factors Influencing Positive Graduate Outcomes of Physical Therapy Residency Programs, Physical Therapy, Volume 99, Issue 2, 1 February 2019, Pages 173–182, 

The PT Hustle Website: 

Schedule an Appointment with Kyle Rice:   

Anywhere Healthcare: (code: HET)
Dr. Mark Shepherd is the Assistant Director for the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program at Bellin College. He currently practices at Active Life and Sports PT in Baltimore, Maryland and had most recently 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. He currently teaches in the South College DPT program and has developed a blended-model PTA program for Rasmussen College. Dr. Shepherd's 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.