Madison Wisconsin VA Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Residency
    The Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT Residency program at the VA Hospital in Madison, WI will allow clinicians with any level of professional experience to grow significantly as a Physical Therapist. The residency program is designed to prepare therapists to become specialists in cardiopulmonary physical therapy by providing them with a rich education experience through both academic and clinical experiences in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
    Acceptance to the program is based upon a demonstration of clinical skills and abilities and a passion for a career as a cardiopulmonary therapist. Applicants who are considered for the residency demonstrate the following:
    • A strong clinical and/or academic education background.
    • Exceptional fundamental skills in clinical reasoning/problem solving and the application of examination and treatment strategies for patients requiring cardiovascular or pulmonary physical therapy.
    • Research interest
    • Advanced communication skills (verbal and written)
    Applicants must be US Citizens and fully licensed before the program start date.
    Upon completion of the program, residents will be well-equipped to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists exam in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. Come join the rehab team at the Madison VA and immerse yourself in a year of learning under fantastic mentoring and professional camaraderie

Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Cardiovascular & Pulmonary
Program Directors Name Timothy Erickson, MPT
Address Line 1 William S Middleton VAH
Address Line 2 2500 Overlook Terrace
City, State Zip Madison, Wisconsin 53705
Phone 608/280-7036
Fax 608/280-7079
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 05/04/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 06/08/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/06/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will take place the month of May
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
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
What do you wish to gain through participation in a residency/fellowship program?
What are your future plans as they relate to a specialized/subspecialized area of physical therapy?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Not Applicable
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 30
      Maximum Number of Positions 1