Evelyn J. Mackin

Hand Therapy Fellowship

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Hand Rehabilitation Foundation
The Philadelphia Hand Center, PC
College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University
North Coast Medical, Inc.
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Our Mission at the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation

Purpose: Clinical training in hand management and patient care, including pre- and postoperative assessment, treatment planning, splinting, return-to-work programs and outcomes.

Training Expectations: The fellow will be expected to:

  1. Attend six surgical procedures, post operative follow-ups and rehabilitation sessions,
  2. Attend and participate at a weekly hand therapy educational meeting,
  3. Develop a clinical research project/proposal to be completed by the end of the six month period and/or
  4. Complete a case report for submission to the The Journal of Hand Therapy.

Time Period: Full-time, six-month fellowship from January 2, 2018 through June 30, 2018 or  July 2, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited occupational or physical therapy program (bachelor’s or master’s degree), be certified through the United States National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or through the Pennsylvania State Licensure Board for Physical Therapists, licensed, have a minimum of one year clinical experience preferably in the area of upper extremity rehabilitation. Applicants will be selected based on their demonstrated interest in the specialty of hand rehabilitation and their desire to advance their therapeutic skill in hand management. Preference will be given to applicants who evidence financial need and/or will practice in an underserved area.
Behavioral Objectives: A detailed set of 51 behavioral learning objectives has been established to guide the Fellow’s learning experience. Stipend: The Fellow will receive a total stipend of $9,000 for the six month period.
Application Instructions: Applicants will be required to submit academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae and a letter stating prior hand therapy experience and goals. All applications must be submitted to Ms. Terri Skirven, Director of Therapy, The Philadelphia Hand Center, PC, 700 S. Henderson Rd., Suite 100, King of Prussia, PA 19406. You may click here to download the Fellowship Application online.

The deadline for completed submissions is September 1, 2017 for the January 2, 2018 start date or March 1, 2018 for the July 2, 2018 start date.  The Fellow will be notified no later than November 15, 2017 for the January 2, 2018 start date or April 15, 2018 for the July 2, 2018 start date.

Hobson_LuAn“The fellowship has provided countless professional advantages for me.  The knowledge and skills gained there have greatly improved my patient care.  I feel I was the most fortunate person in all of the hand rehab community to have been selected as the first Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy fellow.”

– LuAn Hobson, MS, MA, OTR/L

Fellowship from July – December 1998

  Alba_Cris“The experience, knowledge, and skills I gained while on the fellowship program at The Philadelphia Hand Center, P.C. was truly invaluable.  The elite group of surgeons and therapists provided me with a strong foundation and good clinical problem solving skills with which to venture into the realm of hand rehabilitation.”

– Cris Alba, MPT

Fellowship from January – June 1999

  Day_Erica “The fellowship program at PHC offered increased insight into the field of hand therapy.  In addition, I feel that I gained excellent clinical and scientific knowledge as well as personal growth.  A truly priceless experience!”

– Erica Day, OTR/L

Fellowship from July – December 1999

  Villeco_June“The Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship was a wonderful opportunity to work closely with and be mentored by highly skilled and accomplished professionals.  The mentoring program was comprehensive, and integrated conceptual, analytic, and application skills for a broad range of specialized hand therapy topics.”

– June P. Villeco, OTR/L

Fellowship from July – December 1999