What are the requirements for mentorship?
Fellows-in-training may work with any mentor, as long as they hold the FAAOMPT credential. That is, the mentor does not need to be a graduate of the AAMT Fellowship and may have completed any one of the orthopaedic manual physical therapy fellowships offered through the APTA. While we recognize that having a mentor that is familiar with the AAMT philosophy of treatment may be advantageous, we understand that this may not always be possible.
Per ABPTRFE, fellows-in-training must complete 310 hours of mentor accessible time, whereby the fellow-in-training is seeing patients independently and the mentor is accessible by phone, text, Skype, email, etc. In addition, fellows-in-training must complete 130 hours of 1:1 time, whereby the fellow-in-training and FAAOMPT mentor are treating patients together.