Yes. To date we have a 100% pass rate for our residency alumni on the OCS exam. Our curriculum and patient caseload is designed around the Description of Specialty Practice in Orthopedics.
No. While we highly encourage a strong background in orthopedics and familiarity with this patient population, it is not a requirement.
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.
UCSF does not charge any additional application fees, but RF-PTCAS has it’s own fees to apply
Yes, by the start of the program a license in the state of California is required (or PTLA in California)
Yes, please contact us and we can put you in email contact with one of our residency alumni
Candidates should be notified of their status by the end of May
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.
Yes. We are currently conducting remote interviews during the pandemic.
We have a virtual tour option for candidates considering applying to our program. Please contact us for more information.
Yes. Residents can apply for campus housing options on several different campuses at UCSF for their year of residency.
Each resident gets a minimum of 150 hours of mentoring time during the year. Residents are assigned a mentor each trimester who will be working with them four hours per week in the clinic. We try to give each resident mentors with diverse backgrounds to learn from. During the four hours of mentoring the resident will have the opportunity to see one evaluation and up to four follow up patients as well as 30 min before and after patient care to discuss the patients. The mentor is also available to residents outside of the mentoring hours if questions come up. Residents also have regular check ins with the program director and coordinator throughout the year to discuss any program or clinical questions.