MedStar National Rehabilitation Network & The George Washington University Neurologic Residency
    The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network & George Washington University Neurologic Residency program brings together two premier health and educational institutions in the heart of the nation's capitol to offer a specialized and unique physical therapy residency program. We have been accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a postprofessional residency program in neurology since 2015. Seven physical therapists have graduated from our program since its inception, and we have a 100% pass rate on the Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) exam for those eligible to take the exam. Our year long residency program's curriculum includes clinical practice in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient settings; teaching entry-level DPT students in neurology-related coursework; engaging in ongoing didactic education through the Neurologic PT Professional Education Consortium; scholarly research that is basic science, clinical, or education-related.
    A "typical" week of this full-time program includes: 20 hours of independent clinical practice, 4 hours of mentored clinical practice, 3-8 hours of teaching in the GW DPT program (depending on the semester), 2 hours didactic education, and 4 hours scholarly work.
    For more information on our program goals and curriculum, please visit our program website.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Neurology
Program Directors Name Elizabeth Ruckert, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Address Line 2 Suite 2000
City, State Zip Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone 202/994-8734
Fax 202/994-8400
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 01/05/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 03/01/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/01/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Applicant must participate in an on-site interview.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Graduate of APTA-accredited entry-level physical therapist program (transcript required); eligible for state licensure
Certifications CPR Certification through the American Heart Association
Experience At least one year of clinical experience is preferred, but not required.
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Yes
Supplemental application fee amount $40.00
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Two letters of recommendation are required and a maximum of three letters of recommendation are permitted. Individuals who are able to comment on academic performance, clinical practice and/or research capabilities are appropriate for these letters. We encourage letters from different sources (ie. not all academic).
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Hourly
      Benefits Part-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 24
      Maximum Number of Positions 2