All applicants must:

Application Deadline

January 21

Application Fee

All applicants pay a centralized application fee directly to RF-PTCAS. In addition, the supplemental, non-refundable JHH application fee is $50.

Admission Requirements

1) Education Requirements

Graduation from a CAPTE-accredited, entry-level physical therapist degree program prior to matriculation into the residency program.

2) Curriculum Vitae

Include a current copy of your CV.

3) Recommendations

Three professional letters of recommendation are required, which must include a letter from:

  • A practicing physical therapist
  • A faculty member from the applicant’s PT degree program

4) Official Transcripts

Please submit an official transcript from the school from which your physical therapy degree was conferred. Additional information is located in the RF-PTCAS application.

5) Personal Statement

Compose a narrative describing your reasons for applying to the JHH/GW Orthopedic Residency program, including your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications, including relevant collegiate, professional, and community activities. Consider the following questions in developing your response:

  • Why have you chosen to apply to the JHH/GW Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program? 
  • How do you believe this program will facilitate the accomplishment of your professional goals? 
  • What challenges do you anticipate with your involvement in this residency program?

6) Interview

Qualified candidates will be selected to interview for the JHH/GW Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. The interview process is designed to evaluate selected candidate's match to the JHH/GW mission, and his or her understanding of the role of physical therapy in today's health care environment. The interview occurs in-person on the JHH campus in February.

Admissions Timeline

Application Deadline January 21
Interview Decision Late January
Interview February
Admissions Decision  March
Program Start Early July

Miscellaneous Information

Each resident is responsible for the purchase of personal textbooks, and incidental supplies. Residents must plan for living expenses and transportation to clinical and teaching facilities across the D.C. metro area