UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Geriatric Residency
    The UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program began development in 2011 with the collaboration of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh. The program was designed as a 16-month residency to provide licensed therapists with advanced training in examination, clinical decision-making, and evidence-based interventions for the older individual. The program emphasizes evidence-based practice and facilitates the use of research and outcome measurements. In addition to the clinical experience, residents concurrently complete didactic education courses in home study format from continuing education providers, in continuing education weekend format, and in program-created independent study modules.

    The program was created under the guidelines of the APTA Residency Credentialing program. The CRS Geriatric Residency program, as it is designed to ensure a diverse experience, provides a mentored clinical practice and specialty observations under the supervision of clinicians which include: both ABPTS-certified and non-certified but experienced physical therapists; physicians with specialties in geriatrics, neurology, family practice, and more as appropriate; occupational therapists and speech therapists; prosthetists and orthotists; social services personnel; reimbursement specialists; and nursing staff at all levels of care.

    The program as it stands today is housed within various UPMC inpatient and CRS outpatient clinics, and operates in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy. Our close association with the other CRS residency programs allows the use of shared resources and faculty across disciplines. The program has been designed to advance the competent physical therapist through education, mentoring, and professional service into a board certified clinical specialist in the area of geriatric physical therapy.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Geriatrics
Website http://www.upmc.com/Services/rehab/crs/Pages/default.aspx
Program Directors Name Dr Jennifer McMahon, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 815 Freeport Road
Address Line 2 1st Floor-Therapy Department
City, State Zip Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15215
Phone 412/784-4014
Email skalosja@upmc.edu
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 02/01/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 04/30/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/01/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted in March 2018.
Program Prerequisites
Courses The applicant must be a graduate of a CAPTE (Commission for Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education) accredited physical therapy program and hold a license to practice physical therapy in the state of Pennsylvania. Both of these requirements must be met at the time the program starts (applicants can still be in school when applying provided they have graduated and obtained a license by August).
Certifications CPR certified
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 http://upmc.com/Services/rehab/crs/Pages/residency.aspx
Essay Questions
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Three (3) reference letters are required. One should be from a physical therapist with whom you have worked, one from a professor, and the third is the applicant's choice.
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Including professional development package (membership dues, continuing education package and licensure renewal fees)
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 16
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 30
      Maximum Number of Positions 1