Marquette University Physical Therapy
Neurological PT Residency Program
Co-sponsored by Zablocki VA Medical Center
Our mission is to prepare physical therapy residents for advanced specialty practice. The program cultivates high level neurologic physical therapists who integrate the teacher-scholar model into their clinical practice. Through neurologic clinical experiences under the mentorship of master clinicians, along with didactic learning experiences in neurology including both teaching and research, the program develops advanced physical therapy practitioners who care for the whole patient, embodying the spirit of cura personalis.
Residents start the year-long program the 1st Monday of July. They are employed by the Zablocki VA Hospital, and therefore need to be a US citizen. Residents treat their neurologic patient caseload ~30 hrs/wk, rotating through acute inpatient rehab, spinal cord rehab, and outpatient neurology, as well as some outside experiences in pediatrics and traumatic brain injury. Residents are also involved in mentoring sessions with expert clinicians 2-4 hrs/wk, didactic coursework 2 hrs a week, monthly and bimonthly specialty clinics, as well as research involvement and a variety of teaching opportunities at Marquette University throughout the year. Our program became an APTA credentialed Neurologic Residency Program in July 2010. Residents who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the NCS exam.
Candidates interested in applying for the Neurologic Residency will need
will need to download the appropriate application for their situation.
MU PT graduate
Non MU PT graduate
Contact the Department of Physical Therapy office at (414) 288-7161 with any questions or visit our FAQ.
Along with the application, candidates will need to include the following required items:
- Copies of transcript(s)
- Proof of Wisconsin License or provide a plan to obtain Wisconsin License by the residency start date - new grads are required to plan to take the licensure exam on or before the July 24, 2013 licensure date.
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to address candidate’s clinical skills.
The deadline for application packet is Friday before Thanksgiving.
2013 deadline is November 15, 2013.
Timeline for the application process:
- Interviews will take place on the second week of December.
- Selections and notifications will be made during the third week of December.
- By Christmas, accepted candidates will need to give notification of acceptance.
The residency will always begin the
first Monday of July.