Neurologic Residency at Vanderbilt Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute & Belmont University
    Physical therapy residents will participate in a year-long out-patient program that focuses on becoming an expert practitioner in neurologic rehabilitation. Advanced foundational knowledge and skill-based instruction will be delivered using a 1:1 clinical mentoring model. The resident will meet with expert clinicians on average 3 hours per week and will participate in didactic assignments on average 2 hours per week. As part of the didactic requirements, the resident will be expected to participate in webinars and to attend 2 Modules presented by the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium. Tuition will be paid for these educational experiences; however, the resident is responsible for all other travel expenses. The resident will have on average 30 hours/week of direct clinical care time in Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institutes state-of-the-art facility. During this time, the resident will evaluate and treat a wide range of patients with acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, falls-risk patients, and vestibular disorders. The remaining 8-10 hours per week will focus on supplemental experiences in pediatrics, acute care (including a level I trauma unit), inpatient rehabilitation, and the balance function center (audiology/vestibular). In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to participate in several specialty clinics, including Adult Seating and Mobility, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Movement Disorder, and Botox. The resident will gain knowledge and experience though teaching opportunities at Belmont University’s Department of Physical Therapy in the neurologic content areas. Other unique opportunities may be available upon request such as observation of driving assessment and low vision interventions. Residents will complete a clinical project during their experience. The residency program will assist the resident in the preparation to sit for the NCS examination.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Neurology
Program Directors Name Andrea Donald, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 Medical Center East-South Tower
Address Line 2 1215 21st Avenue South, Suite 9211
City, State Zip Nashville, Tennessee 37232
Phone 615/936-5048
Fax 615/936-5699
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 12/01/2017
Admission Decision Date 1 02/28/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/06/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Not Applicable
Program Prerequisites
Courses Graduation from and accredited Physical Therapy program.
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
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Professional references must be from a Physical Therapist
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 33
      Maximum Number of Positions 1