St. Luke’s University Health Network Orthopaedic Residency
    The goal of the Orthopaedic Residency at St. Luke’s is to develop leaders in the field who obtain the highest level of care through knowledge and use of advanced, evidence-based clinical skills and interdisciplinary collaboration. We also aim to ensure successful completion of ABPTS OCS exam.

    Hallmarks of our program include weekly 1:1 mentoring, rotation through four different mentors for variety, didactic course work that is integrated with 28 weekly hours of hands-on practical clinical experience and exposure to a variety of practice methods such as McKenzie, Maitland, Mulligan and more.

    St. Luke’s University Health Network offers a high-volume, complex teaching environment as a 6-hospital tertiary care network serving nine counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Residents practice at a St. Luke’s Physical Therapy office that is conducive to both personal interaction and exposure to a wide variety of cases and learning experiences. The Lehigh Valley is a robust, metropolitan area made up of the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton and is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Orthopaedics
Program Directors Name Dr Stephen Kareha, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 501 Cetronia Rd.
Address Line 2 Suite 145
City, State Zip Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
Phone 484/426-2544
Fax 484/426-2444
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 07/31/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 11/01/2018
Program Start Date 1 01/03/2018
Application Deadline 2 02/28/2018
Admission Decision Date 2 05/01/2018
Program Start Date 2 07/01/2018
Application Deadline 3
Admission Decision Date 3
Program Start Date 3
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates We accept applications on a rolling basis. In order to be considered as an applicant for a particular cohort, you must submit your application by the listed application deadline. However, transcripts and references are not required to be received for an additional 2 weeks. Interviews will be conducted August 1-October 15 for January cohort; and March 1-April 15 for July cohort.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications CPR and AED certification
Experience Not Applicable
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
What do you wish to gain through participation in a residency/fellowship program?
Discuss aspects of your background and professional experience that particularly qualify you for participation in a residency/fellowship program.
What are your future plans as they relate to a specialized/subspecialized area of physical therapy?
How does St. Luke’s program fit with your future plans and meet your needs as a Doctor of Physical Therapy?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    3 references including: at least 1 Clinical Instructor/Supervisor; and at least 1 Academic Advisor/Professor
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition No
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 41
      Maximum Number of Positions 6