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Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Neurologic Residency

Program Overview

The Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Neurologic Residency is a well-established program that focuses on developing specialized clinicians within the area of neurologic rehabilitation across the continuum of care. Our 12-month program provides the opportunity for clinical advancement and professional growth to help participants quickly advance their career and become leaders within the field of neurologic physical therapy. The curriculum includes didactic education by nationally-recognized clinicians, excellent clinical mentoring with a diverse group of experienced mentors, use of cutting-edge technology, exposure to a wide variety of clinical settings, and multiple opportunities for teaching, research, and community partnership.

Mission

The mission of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Neurologic Residency Program is to mentor and enhance the professional development and advanced clinical training of neurologic physical therapists. They will have extensive content knowledge and provide evidence-based, patient-centered interventions to achieve the best clinical outcomes.

Accreditation

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Neurological Residency is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post professional residency program for physical therapists in neurological rehabilitation.

Goals

  1. The program will support the mission and core values of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network to improve the quality of care provided to the patients.
  2. The program will provide an evidence-based curriculum to the resident to allow them to successfully incorporate it into their clinical practice.
  3. The program will prepare the resident through didactic and clinical education to meet or exceed standards requirements of all physical therapists employed by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.
  4. Resident will be highly satisfied with the neurologic residency and find it advantageous to advancing their clinical knowledge and skills.
  5. The sponsoring organization will support the program’s mission and provides the means necessary to sustain the program.
  6. The Residency program will maintain ABPTRFE accreditation.

Outcomes:

  • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Specialty Exam Pass Rate: 100%
  • All graduates have been employed as a neurologic PT within 3 months of graduating from the program

Curriculum

  • Didactic education provided by the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Neuroconsortium, to include online webinars, journal club, and in-person learning modules associated with the University of Southern California
  • Clinical education provided at two practice sites – inpatient rehab facility and outpatient clinic – with 32 hours per week of direct patient care, as well as additional hours in specialty clinics (eg. MD/ALS clinic, MS Wellness Program)
  • One-on-one mentoring with experienced mentors, including three therapists who hold their NCS, for a minimum of 150 hours throughout the program
  • Teaching rotations through local PTA and DPT programs
  • Research opportunities, within the organization and in conjunction with DeSales University

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Have graduated from a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program
  • Hold a current license as a physical therapist by the state of Pennsylvania. Out of state residents are encouraged to begin the transfer process prior to application.
  • Comply with Good Shepherd’s general employment requirements, including but not limited to proof of vaccinations, background checks, and drug testing

Candidates with a passion for clinical excellence, strong interpersonal skills, and dedication to life-long learning are preferred.

Application Process

Complete the online application process through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Central Application Service (RF-PTCAS). All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee and scheduled for an interview, either on-site or virtually at the discretion of the organization.

Application Deadline: mid-February

Interview: early March

Admission Decision: Common Offer Date

Program Start: Summer

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Cost

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network covers the cost of all annual fees, including enrollment in the NPTPE Neuroconsortium. The resident is required to cover all costs associated with traveling to the two 4-day modules as part of the consortium, which is located in Los Angeles. This includes airfare, lodging, food, and transportation.

Director Information

Amanda Clark, PT, DPT, NCS
[email protected]
(610) 776-3204