Desire to learn is a priority, a keen interest in manual therapy, conference activity especially AAOMPT, CEU's taken, expressed interests and location of potential mentors. We all have different educational backgrounds be it DPT, BSPT, MSPT, and the length of your career is also a consideration, but not an absolute factor as well. Where you wish to be in three years is a priority. Currently, at a minimum, Fellows in Training (FiT) need to be Orthopaedic Certified Specialists (OCS) eligible, and therefore have at least one and a half year of full-time clinical experience in the area of orthopaedic physical therapy. Students that are not OCS certified at the time of application are expected to sit for the OCS exam prior to completion of the practicum examination or be accepted to sit for the examination. Per APTA current indications, the cut-off for matriculation into a Fellowship without completion of a residency or OCS is going to be January 1, 2016 at which time entering students will need to have completed a residency or be OCS certified.