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?
There are 6 residency sites with 6 residency positions available within 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 resident will have successfully demonstrated clinical and didactic orthopedic physical therapy competencies consistent with the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Description of Advanced Clinical Practice of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties by achieving an overall cumulative grade point average of 85% or higher on written and practical exams; as well as completion of journal review, research, and community work projects. The resident must also pass the OCS board exam.
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.