Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation and Texas Woman’s University Neurologic Residency
    Residency Mission Statement
    The mission of the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR) and Texas Woman’s University (TWU) Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy is to promote excellent care in the lifespan of persons with neurologic injury across the continuum of care. This is accomplished through the evidenced based care provided by physical therapists. The curriculum is based on the most recent Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in Neurologic Physical Therapy developed by the Specialty Council on Neurologic Physical Therapy. The program is coordinated between two BIR facilities (Outpatient Rehabilitation at Tom Landry Center and Dallas Main Inpatient Rehabilitation), the acute care hospital at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and TWU over the term of one year.

    The resident will receive an Academic Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy from TWU and a certificate of completion from the BIR-TWU Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy Program. The education and experience the resident gains during their clinical residency is designed to prepare the residents for the APTA specialist certification examination in neurologic physical therapy to become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS).

    Overview: The program is designed to provide residents with a minimum 12 month intensive study in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy. The program covers the continuum of care and includes direct patient care, mentoring time, didactic education, projects and presentations.


    Eligibility:
    *The residents must have a license to practice physical therapy in the state of Texas (Special consideration may be given to highly qualified new graduate applicants with a temporary Texas license) AND meet all requirements necessary for admission to TWU School of Physical Therapy Graduate School prior to beginning the residency in May. We do not accept international applicants using or seeking sponsorship for an H1-B visa. Residents must be eligible for employment according to BIR’s hiring requirements and submit all application materials by January 5, 2018.

    •Strong academic education and background
    •Clinical and/or work experiences in various neurologic settings
    •Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    •Physical ability to perform examination and treatment procedures
    •Psychological and social stability required for successful completion of the program
    •Strong skills in scientific inquiry and writing


    Requirements to Apply:
    RF-PTCAS application
    Essay
    Personal Information Form
    (2) Letters of Recommendation
    Curriculum Vitae / Resume
    Transcript (unofficial) from PT Program


    For further information, contact the residency director:

    Merri Leigh Johnson, PT, DPT, NCS
    Physical Therapy Residency Director
    Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
    909 N. Washington Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75246
    214-820-9579
    Merljohnson@bir-rehab.com

Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Neurology
Website
Program Directors Name Dr Merri Leigh Johnson, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 Physical Therapy Department - 2nd floor
Address Line 2 909 N. Washington Ave
City, State Zip Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone 214/820-9579
Fax 214/820-8802
Email merljohnson@BSWRehab.com
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 01/05/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 03/30/2018
Program Start Date 1 05/25/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates A formal offer to interview will be extended to qualified applicants of interest by 01/12/2018. Interviews will be conducted in person in Dallas, Texas between February - March 2018. Notification of acceptance or rejection into the residency will be given by 03/30/2018.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Current CPR certification
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
1.
Describe the motivating factors influencing your decision to apply for a Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency. Please include your experiences in physical therapy that may have an effect on successful completion of the program. Indicate any strengths/weaknesses that might influence your pursuit of the program. Include educational, clinical, business administration, marketing and research experiences.
References/Evaluations
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    The program requires 2 references from individuals who have had job, academic, and/or clinical knowledge of the applicant's performance in Physical Therapy.
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 Employer supported health insurance and paid time-off (vacation, sick time, and organization holidays) Note: There is a 60 day waiting period before insurance and time off benefits can be utilized
      Ability to earn higher degree Yes
      Higher degree available Course hours can be applied toward a higher degree (PhD) program at Texas Woman's University
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 30
      Maximum Number of Positions 2
APTA