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Orthopaedic Residency

Prerequisites

  • Graduate of an accredited PT program
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice Physical Therapy in the state of California by the start date of the program
  • Reside in the program service area prior to the start of the program

Apply by

April 1

Program Start

October

Submit Application

Use the APTA’s centralized application process, the RF-PTCAS at https://rfptcas.liaisoncas.com

Requirements for Application

  • Copy of Physical Therapy license or date of when licensure exam will be taken.
  • Applicants must show evidence of California Physical Therapy licensure at least six weeks before the program start date.
    • Out-of-state or foreign-trained applicants are encouraged to initiate California licensure as soon as possible.
    • For information regarding California licensure contact the Physical Therapy Board of California.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Current CV/resume
  • Program specific essays

Interview Process

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews in May.

Acceptance Notification

Applicants will be notified of acceptance in late May/early June for an October start.

Neurologic Residency

Prerequisites

  • Graduate of an accredited PT program
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice Physical Therapy in the state of California by the start date of the program
  • Reside in the program service area prior to the start of the program

Apply by

April 1

Program Start

October

Submit Application

Use the APTA’s centralized application process, the RF-PTCAS at https://rfptcas.liaisoncas.com

Requirements for Application

  • Copy of Physical Therapy license or date of when licensure exam will be taken.
  • Applicants must show evidence of California Physical Therapy licensure at least six weeks before the program start date.
    • Out-of-state or foreign-trained applicants are encouraged to initiate California licensure as soon as possible.
    • For information regarding California licensure contact the Physical Therapy Board of California.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Current CV/resume
  • Program specific essays

Interview Process

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews in May.

Acceptance Notification

Applicants will be notified of acceptance in late May/early June for an October start.

Orthopaedic Manual Fellowship

Contact Program Director Susan Grieve at susan.m2.grieve@kp.org for application information.

Apply

April through May

Program Start

September

Application Information

  • You must be licensed and in good standing to practice Physical Therapy in the state of California.
  • You must be an employee of Kaiser Permanente in good standing and associated with a facility where the program can support mentoring. Current facilities include San Francisco, East Bay (Oakland, Richmond), Fremont, Union City, San Jose, Santa Clara, Walnut Creek (Shadelands) and Sacramento. Not all facilities support a Fellow-in-Training every year. Contact the program Director in late March for updates.
  • You must be a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA), and the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) by the program start date.
  • You must have graduated from an accredited PT residency program or demonstrate an extensive history of continuing education related to orthopaedic practice.
  • Acceptance into the program is competitive. Application requirements will be shared with those interested in late March through May. Interviews of selected applicants occur in June and final selections for program spots are made by mid-July.

Vallejo Fellowship in OMPT & Musculoskeletal Primary Care

Prerequisites

  • Graduate of a CAPTE accredited physical therapy program and eligible for California licensure.
  • Preferred 2 years post-professional musculoskeletal clinical experience.

Apply by

February 1

Program Start

October

Submit Application

To apply for a fellowship appointment, submit a completed application to the program coordinator by 1 February:

Kelley L. Bayer, DPT
Coordinator, Vallejo OMPT Fellowship
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Department of Physical Therapy
975 Sereno Dr.
Vallejo, Ca. 94589

Include the following in your application packet

  1. A cover letter that addresses the following: (Should not exceed three typed single spaced pages)
    1. What goals do you wish to achieve by participating in a clinical fellowship?
    2. Describe your personal attributes and how these attributes will impact your colleagues in fellowship, clinical faculty, and your profession as a whole.
    3. Professionally speaking, where do you envision yourself in five years?
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from clinical and/or academic colleagues (one clinical colleague required).
  4. Copy of physical therapy license.
  5. Official academic transcripts from your entry level physical therapy program.
  6. List of continuing education, mentorship, and or research experiences.

Interview Process

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews in April-June.

Acceptance Notification

Applicants will be notified of acceptance at the beginning of July for an October start.

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