Kennedy Krieger Institute Pediatric Residency
    The Pediatric Residency Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) offers an exciting and unique opportunity for professional development in the field of pediatric physical therapy! The residency program at KKI, through its clinical and didactic training, empowers its residents to become expert clinicians who contribute to our profession through clinical excellence and critical and innovative thinking, leadership, education, and active pursuit of research and lifelong learning.
    KKI has partnered with University of Maryland Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Children’s Center, and University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (PTRS) to create this rich and diverse training opportunity.
    Residents receive ongoing mentoring while treating patients in a variety of pediatric practice environments, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, intensive day treatment, school system, and early intervention.
    The didactic portion of the residency program is comprised of classroom and lab instruction at KKI and the University of Maryland PTRS, as well as particpation in KKI's LEND program. Residents will also have teaching opportunities at Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of Maryland PTRS.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Pediatrics
Program Directors Name Elena Bradley, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 Department of Physical Therapy
Address Line 2 707 North Broadway
City, State Zip Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Phone 443/923-9289
Fax 443/923-3224
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 12/31/2017
Admission Decision Date 1 03/19/2018
Program Start Date 1 07/05/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by the program coordinator and will be asked to come to KKI for an in-person interview.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
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
Essay Questions
What are your goals for participation in a pediatric physical therapy residency program?
Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in the past and how your participation in a pediatric residency program will enable you to become a leader in the field of pediatric physical therapy.
What challenges do you anticipate with your involvement in a pediatric physical therapy residency program?
Describe your approach and thought process when you are evaluating a new patient. What steps do you take to prepare for your initial exam? Describe how you use your clinical reasoning skills to complete a successful and comprehensive exam and determine appropriate recommendations and plan of care. You may provide a patient example if needed.
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Three written letters of recommendation are required for application to our program. All of them must be from PT professionals.
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition No
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Other
      Other Benefits Health Insurance
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 13
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 30
      Maximum Number of Positions 1