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Residency Programs FAQs

Can new DPT graduates enroll in Residency programs?

Yes, our programs are designed for clinicians newer to practice. New graduates and individuals with 1 or 2 years of clinical experience will find our programs beneficial in enhancing their knowledge, skills, and abilities in practice.

Are out of state applicants considered?

Yes, but you must be licensed and in good standing to practice Physical Therapy in the state of California by the start date of the program. To obtain the California licensure application, contact the Physical Therapy Board of California. The licensure process can take up to five months to complete for U.S. trained therapists.

When can I apply?

We accept applications from November 1st through May 1st of the following year. The programs begin in October. Applicants apply through the RF-PTCAS portal.

When does the program begin?

The Orthopaedic and Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency year-long programs begin in October of each year.

What is the application fee?

There is only the RF-PTCAS application fee.

How many residents are accepted?

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency: We may accept up to 4 residents into the program for 2023/2024.

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency: We may accept up to 15 residents into the program for 2023/2024.

What is the cost for the programs?

Refer to the program webpages for cost information:

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency

Are residents considered Kaiser employed and eligible for benefits?

Yes, our residents are Kaiser Permanente employees with benefits that include health, dental and vision coverage, and paid holidays.

Do residents spend time in clinical practice, and do they get paid for this time?

Yes, residents spend 40 hours per week in clinic. Residents are paid Kaiser Permanente employees.

Is housing provided?

No, housing is not provided.

What qualities are considered in the candidates?

We value individuals who are reflective and introspective and those who show a commitment to their professional and personal development. We value personal and professional humility and a desire to partner with colleagues and patients in professional growth.

Are there opportunities to volunteer in the community?

Yes. One of our program goals is to raise professional standards in service. To accomplish this a program requirement is to complete a community engagement project which includes time spent volunteering in the communities we serve.

What opportunities are there for scholarship?

Yes. One of our program goals is to raise professional standards in scholarship. To accomplish this program requirement, the residents complete a patient case report manuscript for publication.

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