Neurologic Residency Application & Requirements

Essential Application Information

Application in the centralized application service RF-PTCAS

Application opens: October 1, 2022
Application deadline: February 15, 2023 (11:59pm EST)
Interview dates: Mid-March

Application Requirements 


  • Graduate from a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program or currently enrolled and in good standing in a DPT program with expected graduation date by June (or the deadline to sit for the NPTE in July)
  • Proof of licensure or Physical Therapy Licensed Applicant (PTLA) status by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
    • If the applicant is a PTLA, he or she must complete the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) within 90 days of being granted PTLA status by the PT Board of California per the California Physical Therapy Practice Act, Section 2655.93.


  • Three letters of reference are required. Two should be from physical therapists who personally know the applicant and his/her abilities, and one letter should be a previous course instructor or academician, who may or may not be a physical therapist.


  • Academic history (undergraduate, graduate, or professional institutions attended or currently attending).
  • Continuing education courses. Please include: Course title, name of course instructor/sponsoring organization, approximate number of contact hours, and date of completion.
  • Clinical experience (PT clinical experiences/internships, professional employment history, research, volunteer work, teaching and professional presenting experience).
  • Honors or awards.
  • Licenses (Please indicate if you currently have PTLA status)
  • Residency or fellowship credentials or certifications (ABPTS certifications,APTA credentialed instructor, ATC, etc.) Professional memberships
  • APTA and Neurology Section memberships
  • Proof of current BLS certification


Official graduate transcripts are required


  • A Personal Statement is required.
  • Residency program is currently under accreditation review process.
  • Annual tuition for the program is $2,500 and is due on the first day of residency. Residents are encouraged to contact the program as soon as possible if they are experiencing hardship and are unable to meet this deadline to explore further options.


*UCSF does not have the ability to sponsor visas for this program. Candidates must be able to demonstrate work eligibility for the duration of the program to be considered for acceptance.