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Neurologic Residency

Develop expertise across the full spectrum of neurologic specialist practice

The Utah Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program prepares PTs for specialist level clinical practice across the spectrum of neurologic rehabilitation. Residents practice in the brand new, cutting edge Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital and Sugarhouse Health Center. These are part of the University of Utah Health system, which is consistently ranked #1 in quality in the nation among academic medical centers. 

This 12.5-month program includes direct patient care; mentoring with expert clinicians in each setting; targeted didactics; teaching in the University of Utah entry-level DPT program; clinical research opportunities and mentorship; and, a variety of other professional development opportunities.

Sponsoring Agencies

U Health

 

Outcomes

Graduation rate
100%

First time NCS pass rate
92%

 

 

Accreditation

The Neurologic Residency is accreditated by ABPRFE (since 2012).

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Basic Information

Duration

12.5 months

Capacity

2 residents per year

Time & Activites

Patient care (~30 hours/week)

  • Includes 3 hours/week 1:1 mentoring with expert clinicians
  • 10-11 week rotations across the spectrum of neurologic PT management, including neurocritical and acute care, inpatient rehab teams (Stroke, SCI, TBI), and outpatient
  • 2-week intensive “Stroke Camp” 

Didactics (1-2 hours/week plus independent study)

  • Online and in person didactics
  • Level 1 CCIP (CI credentialing) course

Teaching assistant in entry-level DPT courses (average ~5 hours/week)

  • Neuromuscular management (Fall)Doctoral seminar; PT topics (TBD)
  • Neuroanatomy (Spring)

Professional development selected from menu of experiences (60 hours)

  • Research
  • Community service learning
  • Interprofessional clinics
  • Specialty areas of practice, including vestibular/audiology, orthotics/prosthetics, gait labs, seating and positioning, etc.

Our Mission

Provide qualified physical therapists advanced knowledge and clinical skill in the management of individuals with neurologic impairments.

Financial Considerations

Salary

Standard PT salary for 30 hours/week clinic (~$48K for new graduates) plus benefits (0.75FTE)

Fringe benefits

  • $750 continuing education (CE) stipend + 5 days PTO for approved CE
  • CI credentialing course
  • $60 uniform stipend 
  • Medbridge subscription

Fees

  • Program fee $5,400
  • Additional didactic fee paid directly to Neuroconsortium ~$700-800

Other costs

  • Uniform requirements ($60 stipend)
  • $80 personal liability policy
  • APTA, NPTA, Utah chapter dues
  • Professional conference costs above CE stipend

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Utah Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program, University of Utah, and University of Utah Health are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The Residency Program and associated institutions all comply with applicable federal, state, and local regulations related to privacy and confidentiality.

Admission

Application due

January 17

Interviews / offers

February

Orientation / Program start

Mid-July

Application materials

 

Applications are available through RF-PTCAS.

 

Minimum applicant requirements

Eligible for UT licensure / hospital credentialing by early July (must take NPTE no later than April)

Neuro Critical Care / Neuro Acute Care Members

SCI Team Mentors

Stroke Team Mentors

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Scott Riddle, PT, DPT


TBI Team Mentors

Outpatient Mentors

Leadership

Residents

Kelly Fisher

Kelly Fisher

Neurology Resident


Phone: 801-581-2885

Josh Holland

Josh Holland

Neurology Resident


Phone: 801-581-2885

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Reach out to the Residency Program Manager

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