Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

Welcome to the Physical Therapy Residency information page. Thank you for your interest in our residency training program where we take pride in our training post-professionals to become experts in the field. We understand the importance of motivating and inspiring our residents through didactic instruction, mentorship, research and clinical experience.

Program Overview

The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is designed to develop qualified post-professional physical therapists in advanced orthopaedic specialty practice to provide Veterans with the highest quality of care and improve functional outcomes. This is achieved through the integration of post-doctoral clinical experience, mentorship and didactic education by our highly skilled mentors.

Program Highlights

  • 1:1 mentorship by highly dedicated and experienced clinical mentors
  • Affiliation with Marymount University, Department of Physical Therapy
  • On-site Orthopaedic and Neurologic Clinical Specialists
  • On-site Amputee Care Team
  • Designated as a Polytrauma Network Site, Polytrauma Amputation Network Site, CARF & Joint Commission Accredited

How to Apply

Admission Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship
  • Must obtain a degree from a CAPTE accredited Physical Therapy Program Successful
  • English language proficiency
  • Physical Therapy Licensure (must be obtained prior to beginning the program and the active license may be from any state)

Application Procedures:

Our program profile can be viewed on the ABPTRFE website. If you have met or will meet the admission requirements prior to the residency start date in August, you may apply but submitting your application using the APTA Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS)

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the application procedures, please contact Latasha Thomas at Latasha.Thomas2@va.gov

**Applications are due by January 31st and the 12-month residency begins in August every year

Program Outcomes

100% ABPTS OCS pass rate on the first attempt

80% program graduation rate

Source: https://www.va.gov/washington-dc-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/orthopaedic-physical-therapy-residency-program/