The Jewish Senior Services Geriatrics Residency
    The Clinical residency program at The Jewish Home for the Elderly provides physical therapists with an opportunity to develop advanced competency skills in geriatric physical therapy. This experience is designed to prepare the individual to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties exam in Geriatric Physical Therapy.

    The program is unique in it effectively integrates the positive aspects of both the academic and clinical environments. The residents are involved in research with Sacred Heart University faculty and participate in educational activities with the physical therapy students. The geriatric residents also participate in journal club and case presentations with the orthopedic residents at Sacred Heart University.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Geriatrics
Program Directors Name Sheila Thomas Watts, PT, DPT, MS, MBA
Address Line 1 4200 Park Ave
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
Phone 203/365-6443
Fax 203/396-1046
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 12/31/2017
Admission Decision Date 1 02/28/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/15/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted January and February 2018
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 Yes
Supplemental application fee amount $25.00
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
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 Hourly
      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 32
      Maximum Number of Positions 2