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.

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American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education Website: 

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Evidence in Motion Website: 

Talus Media’s Residency/Fellowship Page: 

Bellin College Post-Graduate Physical Therapy Programs:

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

The Impact of Physical Therapy Residency or Fellowship Education on Clinical Outcomes for Patients With Musculoskeletal Conditions , and Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 2015 45:2, 86-96   

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HET LITE Tool:    Anywhere Healthcare: (code: HET)     Biography:   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.