Boston Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency
    The Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program is an American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education accredited program housed in the Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services at Boston Children's Hospital.
    Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States and a major teaching facility of Harvard Medical School. BCH is a comprehensive medical center for pediatric and adolescent health care, dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. As a resident you will have access to all department resources which include highly qualified and experienced clinicians and faculty, extensive didactic experiences, teaching and research opportunities.
    The mission of Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program is to provide licensed physical therapists who have a strong interest in pediatrics, an opportunity for an advanced, intensive clinical and didactic training in order for them to become clinicians, researchers and educators of choice with a pediatric specialization.
    Program goals:
    1. Graduate physical therapists from the residency that are prepared to pursue ABPTS certification in pediatric physical therapy.
    2. Provide opportunities to critically review evidence based literature and to contribute to this body of knowledge.
    3. Provide opportunities to engage in different models of service delivery in pediatric physical therapy.
    4. Prepare the resident to contribute to the profession through teaching.
    5. Consistently support the professional development and personal growth of the resident at all sites.
    Highlights of the program include:

    • Physical Therapy faculty includes 10 pediatric certified specialists, 1 orthopedic certified specialist, 1 neurologic certified specialist.
    • Shared faculty with Boston Children's Hospital Occupational Therapy Residency Program, including 2 Board Certified Pediatric Specialists.
    • Full time benefitted employee of Boston Children's Hospital.
    • Participate in Boston Children's Hospital Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND) as a fellow,
    • Combined experiences with Boston Children's Hospital Occupational Therapy Fellow
    • Shared didactic experiences with Harvard Medical School Residency Programs (Orthopedic, Neurology, Pain, Medicine)
    • Teaching assistant as part of the department’s educational opportunities at area PT program.
    • Chronic Pediatric Pain Module at the Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Pain Center at our Waltham campus
    • Participate in multidisciplinary clinics.
    • Participate in research.

Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Pediatrics
Program Directors Name Christine Ploski, PT, MS
Address Line 1 300 Longwood Ave
Address Line 2 Department of PT and OT
City, State Zip Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone 617/355-2447
Fax 617/730-0151
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 01/02/2019
Admission Decision Date 1 03/01/2019
Program Start Date 1 06/03/2019
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Not Applicable
Program Prerequisites
Courses Graduate of accredited PT program
Certifications CPR Certification
Experience one year experience with at least 6 months in pediatrics or one year experience and 6 month internship as a student
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
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Per RFPTCAS standards
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition No
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 40
      Maximum Number of Positions 1