Kaiser Permanente Southern California Spine Fellowship
    Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Region is proud to offer a clinical fellowship designed to provide highly trained orthopaedic physical therapists with advanced knowledge and have experience with a concentrated clinical environment.

    The curriculum of this fellowship is designed to provide physical therapists with advanced training in clinical reasoning, examination, manual therapy, movement science and pain sciences. This program utilizes a broad-based, eclectic curriculum that will provide graduates with the ability to integrate advanced skills in advanced orthopaedic manual therapy techniques combined with advanced skills in movement analysis, motor control, biomechanics, and pain sciences to patients with spinal dysfunction in the acute to chronic states. The small group classroom and lab training sessions and one-on-one clinical supervision allow the clinical faculty to focus their instruction toward the individual needs of each fellow. This program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.


    This fellowship begins in March of each year and runs for 52 consecutive weeks. The clinical training in this fellowship program is fulfilled in two ten-hour days per week and the classroom and lab training occurs during 41 weekend days and 3 weekdays. This format allows the fellows the time and flexibility to maintain or pursue their individual research, academic, clinical practice or personal commitments. Up to six fellows are accepted to participate in the program each year. Two of the fellows are employed and provides patient care at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles facility, Kaiser Permanente South Bay facility and the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles facility. The fellows are paid for the hours that they provide patient care at the Clinical Specialist I rate (In January, the minimum pay level of this rate for a fellow became $ 43.497/hour with benefits, or $52.196/hour without benefits). The registration fee for the program is $750.00.

Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Spine
Website https://scal-pt-residencyfellowship.kaiserpermanente.org/
Program Directors Name Jason C Tonley, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 6041 Cadillac Avenue
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Los Angeles, California 90034
Phone 323/857-2458
Fax 323/857-3736
Email jason.c.tonley@kp.org
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 08/31/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 11/30/2018
Program Start Date 1 02/25/2019
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted in October or November of each year.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
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
None
References/Evaluations
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Not Applicable
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
Part-time versus Full-time Both
Full-Time
      Tuition $750.00
      Salary $52.19
      Salary Type Hourly
      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 40
      Maximum Number of Positions 6
Part-Time
      Tuition $750.00
      Salary $52.19
      Salary Type Hourly
      Benefits Part-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 20
      Maximum Number of Positions 5
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