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What is a clinical residency?

A clinical residency program is a carefully planned, post-professional clinical and didactic education experience designed to advance the resident's preparation as a provider of patient care services in a defined area of clinical practice. It combines opportunities for ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry.

What is the cost of the program?

Tuition is $1,500.

How long is the program?

The program is 18 months in duration.

How many residents are accepted each year?

We have 5 positions available at 1 of 5 clinical practice sites in Inova Physical Therapy Centers.

How much does the residency program pay?

Each resident is considered a team member at Inova. Salary will be based on years of experience.

What will my schedule be?

The resident is a staff therapist position within Inova Physical Therapy Centers. Clinics have day, evening, and weekend hours with clinician schedules that meet patient access during these times. 

What is required for successful completion of the residency program?

The final residency grade deeming the resident appropriate for graduation is composed of the following scores:

  • Passing scores on 6 Written exams, 3 practical exams, and 2 live patient exams
  • Completion of Capstone Research Project and Oral Presentation
  • Completion of Critically Appraised Topics(CAT) and Case Study Review
  • Passing grade on Professional Development Experiences including completion of surgical observation hours, community event, study group, chapter meetings, journal club, and service hours

Do acquired resident hours count toward time required to take the OCS exam?

Acquired resident hours do indeed count toward the APTA’s time requirements to take the OCS exam.

What is the application fee?

$80, non-refundable, that does not go towards the tuition cost.