MedStar Health/GW Neurologic Residency

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The Medstar Health (MedStar)/The George Washington University (GW) Neurologic Residency program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a postprofessional residency program for physical therapists in Neurology. 

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The fourteen month specialty residency program will develop advanced neurologic physical therapy practitioners and educators who:

  • Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning, assessment, and intervention skills for individuals with neurologic disorders across the spectrum of acuity/chronicity and practice setting
  • Demonstrate collaborative and evidence-based care across practice settings
  • Provide education for other healthcare professionals, students, and the community related to neurologic physical therapy
  • Contribute to scholarly advancements in the field of neurologic physical therapy
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of healthcare through advocacy, service, or leadership activities
  • Embody the highest ethical and professional standards of physical therapy"

Residents will be prepared to sit for the Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) Board Examination through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). We are proud of our 100% first-time pass rate on the NCS Board Examination by all of our residency graduates who have signed up to complete the examination.

Residents are part-time employees of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, and are eligible for health and dental benefits. Residents are also adjunct faculty members within the GW Physical Therapy program.

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GW neurologic residents partner with nationally recognized health centers.

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Learn how our curriculum is designed to meet the mission of the residency program. The program involves 4 main components including: clinical practice, teaching, research, and didactic education.

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Explore the GW neurologic residency admissions requirements and start an application. 

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