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Rochester Regional Health System Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Mission
The mission of the Rochester Regional Health System Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy program is to mentor the professional development and advanced clinical training of neurologic physical therapists. Residents will exemplify the core values of physical therapy professionalism and may capably contribute to the field of neurorehabilitation through leadership and skill as practitioners, educators, and clinical scholars who understand, value, and practice guided by current evidence    

Program Overview

This 50 week program combines experiential clinical practice with advanced foundational knowledge and skill based instruction. Residents are employed by Rochester Regional Health System for 20 hours a week to provide physical therapy services to individuals treated through the inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation programs. Upon acceptance to the program, the resident is eligible to begin per diem employment prior to the official start of the residency program, pending successful licensure in New York State. They are eligible for part-time benefits. In addition, the residency program includes a minimum of 150 hours of 1:1 clinical mentoring and a minimum of 75 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction. The program provides a sufficient and appropriate patient population to address all components of the Description of Specialty Practice for Neurologic Physical Therapy, and is guided by physical therapists with clinical expertise in neurorehabilitation.  This program is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a clinical residency program for physical therapists in Neurology.

Rochester Regional Health System Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy participates in the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium. Unity provides tuition to 25 weekly webinars covering a broad range of topics that support content of the description of specialty practice for Neurologic Physical Therapy. The resident may elect to participate in onsite modules that take place in Los Angeles, CA twice per year, at their own expense. See www.ptneuroconsortium.org for additional information.    

To apply

Resident Goals

Application Deadline:  January 15

Application Review:  January – February

Interview: February – March

Final Selection and Notification: Completed by March 15

Prerequisites for application: Legal resident of United States, Graduate of an Accredited Physical Therapy Program, NY State License,
Click here for the Centralized application provided by Residency/Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application System (RF-PPTCAS).    

Contact

Jason Frank, PT, DPT, NCS, co-director of the Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy, jfrank@unityhealth.org (585)723-7507.