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OSU Clinical Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), in conjunction with the Physical Therapy program in The OSU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is proud to offer a clinical residency program for physical therapists interested in pursuing a career in neurologic physical therapy.  The Residency Program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The program offers high quality clinical, educational, and research opportunities to prepare physical therapists to become board certified neurologic specialists. The mission of the program is to graduate practitioners with advanced knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors that will shape the future of neurologic physical therapy through research, education and patient care.

The program is 12 months in length beginning each year in August. A typical week in the Neurologic Physical Therapy Program includes approximately 27 hours of non-mentored clinical practice, 3 hours of mentored clinical practice, 3-4 hours in resident/physician conferences and/or didactic coursework, 4-8 hours teaching in neurorehabilitation and pharmacology courses, 4 hours attending specialty clinics or shadowing physicians, 2 hours conducting clinical research, and 1 hour providing community service at the Physicians Free Clinic, a clinic for individuals who are medically uninsured or underinsured.

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

Residents have the unique opportunity to treat patients with diverse neurologic diagnoses across the acute, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient settings at the OSUMC.  Each resident spends time working in the NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) that provides state-of-the art rehabilitation for individuals with spinal cord injury at Dodd Hall, a nationally-ranked rehabilitation center. This position also includes teaching responsibilities of entry-level neurologic and geriatric laboratories in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Physical Therapy. Residents also participate in clinical research and complete a case study during their residency year.  Residents are provided opportunities to have personal input regarding learning experiences based on their interests.

Residents will be employed full time by the OSUMC, including a benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Residents do not pay tuition and most texts needed for the program are provided with no cost. Enrollment in academic courses at OSU is free for the resident.

Eligibility:

  • 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 October 1st until February 14th. 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 Anne Kloos (see address below):

(Payment must be made by check. Please make checks out to "OSUWMC- OP Rehab Services")

Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS
Education and Research Coordinator, OSUMC Neurologic PT Residency Program
516 Atwell Hall
453 West 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 688-5942
Fax: (614) 292-0210
E-mail: Kloos.4@osu.edu

To obtain more information about the residency program, please contact the Neurologic Residency Clinical Coordinator or past residents:

Meredith Banhos, PT, DPT, NCS
Clinical Coordinator, OSUMC Neurologic PT Residency Program
Past resident, Neurologic
E-mail: Meredith.Banhos@osumc.edu​

Brooke Vaughan, PT, DPT, NCS
Past resident, Neurologic
E-mail: vaughan824@yahoo.com​

Elizabeth Ulanowski, DPT, NCS
Past resident, Neurologic
E-mail:elizabeth.ulanowski@nortonhealthcare.org

Hannah Zajac, PT, DPT, NCS
Past resident, Neurologic
E-mail: Hannah.Zajac@gmail.com

Meghan McCausland, PT, DPT, NCS
Past resident, Neurologic
E-mail: Meghan.McCausland@osumc.edu​

Vanessa Warner, PT, DPT, NCS
Past resident, Neurologic
E-mail: Vanessa.R.Warner@medstar.net​

Kathryn Swanson, PT, DPT
Past resident, Neurologic
E-mail: Kathryn.Swanson@osumc.edu​

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