Boston University Neurologic Residency
    Boston University Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Medford offers the opportunity for licensed physical therapists to elevate their level of clinical practice, propel their careers forward and become leaders in the physical therapy profession. The partnering of these world renowned academic and clinical institutions offers state-of-the-art educational, clinical and research experiences for physical therapists interested in gaining advanced expertise in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders.

    Program Highlights:
    • Expert academic and clinical faculty in the area of neurorehabilitation
    • State-of-the-art academic and clinical environment
    • Broad array of educational, clinical, teaching, research, community services experiences
    • Partnership with Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium to provide cutting edge didactic training from national experts in their fields
    • Experience teaching in neurological examination and treatment courses
    • Opportunities to participate in research and professional meetings
    • 1:1 mentoring in the clinical environment
    • Advising for career development by academic faculty
    • Community service opportunities within the National Rehab Resource Center for patients with Parkinson disease and/or within a residential program for persons with spinal cord injury.

    The Neurologic Residency Program is approximately 14 months in length and contains clinical, teaching, research and community service experiences. Residents spend approximately 30 hours per week in a large, acute, academic medical center on the neurological and intensive care units and in an outpatient neurorehabilitation setting allowing an in-depth, rigorous clinical experience with 1:1 mentoring from expert clinicians and faculty. Residents will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills in the treatment of patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson disease, vestibular pathologies, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and a variety of other neurological conditions. Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in specialty clinics in the areas of ALS and Movement Disorders. Didactic training and journal clubs provided through the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium provides residents an opportunity to learn from national experts in the field and to interact with other residents from around the country. The addition of teaching and research experiences provides residents with exciting opportunities to advance their skills in these areas in preparation for becoming future leaders in the physical therapy profession.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Neurology
Program Directors Name Terry Ellis, PT, PhD
Address Line 1 Boston University, Sargent College
Address Line 2 635 Commonwealth Avenue
City, State Zip Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Phone 617/353-7571
Fax 617/353-9463
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 02/02/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 03/15/2018
Program Start Date 1 09/04/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted in late February either in-person or via Skype
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
Why have you chosen to apply to Boston University?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    All three references must be professional references (1 professor, 1 clinical instructor, 1 of choice).
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary Yes
      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) 14
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 30
      Maximum Number of Positions 2