Massachusetts General Hospital Physical Therapy Services Neurologic Residency
    Massachusetts General Hospital Physical Therapy Services (MGH PT Services) currently offers a 15 month clinical neurologic residency. The majority of the didactic component is provided by the Neurologic PT Professional Education Consortium and begins in June of 2018. The year long clinical portion will begin on September 4th, 2018. This clinically based residency program is designed to advance a physical therapist’s knowledge, decision making and skills toward that of an expert neurological practitioner and to prepare a clinician to sit for the ABPTS neurologic certification examination. Residents will work with a diverse and complex group of patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic neurologic diagnoses during six month rotations in MGH’s inpatient and outpatient settings. Faculty resources include over 20 therapists with ABPTS certification in neurology as well as over 40 staff members who have board certification in five other specialty areas.

    As employees of MGH, residents work 35 hours per week and receive a full benefit package prorated for a 35 hour work week. The residency provides 150 hours of one-on-one clinical mentoring with faculty who are expert clinicians and highly experienced clinical teachers. We believe that graduates of this residency will be well prepared to meet the neurologic patient’s complex needs with a holistic, patient centered care approach as well as to have the skills needed to be educators and leaders in physical therapy.

    Additional MGH educational learning activities:
    • Twice monthly Clinical and Professional Development Modules
    • Inpatient case conferences and outpatient Neurologic Special Interest group discussions
    • Resident/Intern/Student Narrative Rounds
    • APTA Clinical Instructor Certification

    Resident directed learning and teaching experiences, including:
    • Inpatient Case Conference: presentation of a patient and facilitation of a group discussion of the evidence to support the clinical care provided
    • Clinical presentation to either entry level health professions students, interprofessional colleagues, or patients
    • MGH Institute of Health Professions Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor opportunity
    • Presentation of at least one written clinical narrative to a group of PT residents, interns and students
    • One elective resident directed learning activity selected in consultation with faculty/program director (e.g., participation in a mentored clinical research project, development of a journal-formatted case report, a community outreach project, or a journal club initiative)

Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Neurology
Program Directors Name Ms Emily Smith-Sturr, PT, MA
Address Line 1 Physical Therapy Services ACC Room 128
Address Line 2 15 Parkman Street
City, State Zip Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Phone 617/724-0128
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 02/15/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 03/30/2018
Program Start Date 1 09/04/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Selected candidates will have an onsite or a video call interview
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Minimum of ten weeks full time experience in a neurologic setting
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 are you applying for a neurologic residency at this point in your career?
What specific characteristics do you possess that make you an ideal candidate for this residency program?
Where do you hope a neurologic residency will take you in your career development over the next three to five years?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Three letters of reference, at least one of which, must be clinical
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Part Time
      Tuition $4,800.00
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Hourly
      Benefits Other
      Other Benefits Full benefits pro-rated to 35 hour per week position
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 15
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 50
      Maximum Number of Positions 2