In an effort to simply the application process for prospective physical therapist (PT) residents and fellows as well as to facilitate the admissions process for postprofessional PT residency and fellowship education programs, APTA launched the Residency/Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS) on September 16, 2013. RF-PTCAS provides two services, an online application for prospective participants and a web-based admissions management software for programs.
RF-PTCAS allows PT residency and fellowship applicants to use a single web-based application and 1 set of corresponding materials to apply to multiple PT residency/fellowship programs. At the same time, it allows residency and fellowship programs the flexibility to customize program-specific requirements.
Similar to medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, and the other health professions, RF-PTCAS offers prospective participants a convenient way to research and apply to multiple physical therapist residency/fellowship education programs with a single online application. It is the nation's only centralized application service for applying to accredited physical therapist residency and fellowship education programs.
RF-PTCAS is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association
(APTA) and is administered by Liaison International, an education
information technology company located in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Information for prospective physical therapist residents and fellows-in-training about RF-PTCAS, the program directory, and application link.
Information for residency and fellowship programs about RF-PTCAS, program policies, and program enrollment form.
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