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OSU Clinical Residency in Geriatric Physical Therapy

Blackstone Home Care and The Ohio State University
Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program

Blackstone Home Care, in conjunction with the Physical Therapy program in The OSU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is proud to announce its clinical residency program for physical therapists interested in pursuing a career in geriatric physical therapy. The Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program has been accredited by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is designed to prepare residents to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties examination in geriatric physical therapy. The program is 15 months in length beginning each year in September.

With this unique design, experienced residents will be able to mentor new residents during one overlapping semester. While slightly longer in length than many residency programs, it was designed for residents to take full advantage of the clinical, academic and research experiences offered at The Ohio State University.

This program offers the resident the opportunity to work in a geriatric specialty practice and to see patients in the home, out-patient and skilled nursing facility settings.

A typical week in the Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program includes time in mentored practice, non-mentored practice, geriatric/neurologic lab instruction, inter-disciplinary team meetings, fall prevention program and mobility disorders research lab experience, journal club, Physician Free clinic experience and coverage and physician shadowing.

For more details about the Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program please refer to the following documents:

      Weekly Sample Schedule

      Didactic Calendar 

      Please email Dr. Deb Kegelmeyer at Kegelmeyer.1@osu.edu for these documents.

The residents will practice clinical work at facilities within the Blackstone Home Health network and a local skilled nursing facility in greater Columbus and surrounding areas. This position also includes teaching responsibilities of entry-level geriatric and neurologic laboratories in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Physical Therapy. Residents will gain the advanced skills and knowledge in a variety of structured learning experiences.

Residents will be employed full time by Blackstone Home Care, including a benefits package. Salary is 75% of traditional salary for a therapist in the home health arena.

• Those eligible for physical therapy licensure in the State of Ohio
• APTA membership required throughout residency
• Application deadlines and materials

Applications will be accepted from January 1st until April 1st. Top candidates will be interviewed on the OSU campus during March and April

The application should be completed through APTA's centralized application system (RF-PTCAS) at http://www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS

A non-refundable $25 application fee must be mailed to:

(Payment must be made by check. Please make checks out to "Homecare by Blackstone Health")

Kimberly Payne, PT, GCS
Director, Clinical Practice Geriatric Residency
4560 North High Street
Suite 200
Columbus OH 43214
Email: kpayne@blackstonehc.com​

To obtain more information about the residency program, please contact:

Deb Kegelmeyer​, PT, DPT, MS, GCS
Director, Academic and Research for Geriatric Residency
453 West 10th Ave
516 Atwell Hall
Columbus OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-0610
Email: kegelmeyer.1@osu.edu