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Neurologic Residency

ABPTRFE Accredited ProgramKaiser Permanente Northern California Neurologic Residency has proudly been accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) since 2008. Our program is strategically designed to help newer practitioners become efficient, effective, confident skilled clinicians eligible to sit for the APTA Specialist Certification exam in neurologic physical therapy. Most of program graduates have gone on to obtain their Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Learn more about our program

Our program goals are simple, to raise professional standards in practice, service, and scholarship. We start the program in October and partner with you for one full year. The year is divided into terms with 4 to 6 hours of learning each week, a full 40 hour work week of patient care and weekend lab sessions. A minimum of 150 hours of mentoring occurs during the 40-hour work week and in evening seminars.

The hallmark of your experience is the opportunity to partner in your learning with dedicated clinical mentors who work side-by-side with you throughout the program in the acute care and outpatient settings. These skilled clinician educators apply evidence-based teaching strategies to facilitate your professional growth over the length of the program. As a team, you learn from practice for practice.

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Our mission

We believe the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Neurologic Residency exists to promote meaningful learning through partnerships with our patients and colleagues, and that through a dedication to raising our professional standards in practice, service, and scholarship, we improve the health of the communities we serve.

Details you should know

  • Residents participate in a minimum of 300 hours of webinars, classroom and lab instruction, independent self-study, scholarly activity project, community engagement project, and any additional educational learning activities. They attend 6-8 lab intensive weekends over the course of the program.
  • Residents receive a minimum of 150 hours of 1:1 clinical mentoring with a minimum of 100 hours in direct supervision with patients.
  • Residents participate in online education offered by the Institute for Knowledge Translation (iKT).
  • Residents participate in site visits to inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities.
  • Residents are Kaiser Permanente employees with benefits that include health, dental and vision coverage, and paid holidays.

Program costs

  • Dues: Resident is expected to incur all dues associated with APTA, CPTA, and ANPT membership. Membership is a requirement of the Program and substantially discounted as a post-professional participant in a residency program.
  • Fees: Resident is responsible for purchasing all required course materials. The Program anticipates fees to be no more than $2000.
  • Tuition: $1000 – Paid in 2 installments in January and May of the residency year.
  • Kaiser Permanente employees can receive up to $3000.00 per calendar year for expenses such as tuition and textbooks. Resident is eligible if they are scheduled for 20+ hours a week and after 90 days of active service.

Graduation requirements

  • Complete required hours for mentoring, didactic course work, and clinical practice.
  • Pass a final live patient exam, written exam, and skill checks.
  • Complete and pass a scholarly case report project and a community engagement project.
  • Meet required benchmarks on the Core Competencies of a Physical Therapist Resident for the program.
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