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Frequently Asked Questions

Can new DPT graduates take this program?

Yes, the program is designed so that new graduates can be successful in this residency program. However, individuals with one to two year experience will also enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities in Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Are out of state applicants considered?

Yes, but you must at a minimum demonstrate evidence of having submitted an application for CA licensure. Out-of-state applicants are encouraged to initiate their California licensure at the same time that an application is submitted to the program. To obtain the California licensure application, contact the Physical Therapy Board of California, 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1350, Sacramento, CA 95815, Telephone: (916) 561-8200, or website: The licensure process can take up to five months to complete for U.S. trained therapists.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is April 1.  We accept applications starting January 1.

When does the program begin?

The Neurologic PT Residency Program begins in October.

What is the application fee?

There is only the RF-PTCAS application fee.

How many residents are accepted?

We may accept up to four (4) residents into the program for 2022/2023.

What is the cost for the program?

The cost of the program is $2,600.  You will need to submit $2,100 to the Neurologic Physical Therapy Education Consortium. This fee will cover the cost of 26 webinars and two on-site modules in Los Angeles that will be four days in length. The balance of $500 is to be paid to Kaiser Permanente Neurologic Physical Therapy Program by the end of February  of the following year. There are some additional cost associated with housing and travel to and from Los Angeles.

Are residents considered Kaiser employed and eligible for benefits?

Yes, our residents are Kaiser Permanente employees with benefits that include health, dental and vision coverage, and paid holidays.

Do residents spend time in clinical practice and do they get paid for this time?

The residents spend 32 hours minimum per week treating patients while in acute care and outpatient settings. They are paid for all their clinical practice time.  The time spent in required course work is not paid.

Is housing provided?

Housing is on your own.

What qualities are considered in the candidates?

In our candidates, we look for individuals who possess the qualities of maturity, flexibility, and a tolerance for ambiguity. We are looking for therapists with good verbal and written communication skills that have demonstrated qualities of leadership in their academic or personal life. We seek individuals who can be reflective and introspective and are committed to their professional and personal development.

What opportunities are there for teaching and research?

We include the following teaching experiences: Teaching one to two classes to entry level physical therapy students, teaching a CEU course and teaching to the community. All of these teaching experiences are mentored. Residents are expected to complete a case report. If they would like to participate in further research, we can connect them to local Physical Therapy researchers.

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