UCSF Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency
We provide a comprehensive neurologic curriculum including mentoring and teaching experiences to facilitate the advanced clinical development of physical therapists.

The UCSF Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program is a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in neurologic physical therapy.

Residents will be exposed to a rich curriculum and mentoring experience that integrates the clinical expertise of practitioners both within and outside of the UCSF Medical Center and Outpatient Faculty Practice. The Neuro PT Residency includes collaboration with the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and access to the breadth of resources and clinical expertise available within the UCSF Health System.

This program is a multi-facility residency program incorporating rotations in acute care at the UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and outpatient care at the UCSF Outpatient Faculty Practice with additional patient care clinical experiences at Laguna Honda Hospital, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and several multidisciplinary clinics at UCSF.

The mission of our residency program is to provide a comprehensive neurologic physical therapy curriculum including mentoring and teaching experiences to facilitate the advanced clinical development of neurologic physical therapists who will provide exceptional evidence-based and patient-centered physical therapy services, and become future educators of the next generation of physical therapists.

The UCSF Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program is committed to training and supporting physical therapists, including clinicians from medically underserved and disadvantaged backgrounds, to reflect and meet the needs of the diverse populations we serve.

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Support the Mission and Values of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.

Objectives:

  • Offer a post-professional residency program to enhance the advanced educational opportunities in neurology for physical therapy health care providers.
  • Foster professional development and teaching opportunities for faculty and medical center employees within the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.
  • Provide education and training to facilitate collaboration and provide opportunities to implement diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for patients and within the broader health care community

Goal 2: Prepare the residents to meet the criteria for Specialist Certification in Neurology set by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

Goal 3: Assist residents and faculty in providing advanced patient-centered and evidence-based care to better serve both the community and the profession.

Objectives:

  • Provide academic resources to facilitate faculty and resident development.
  • Provide mentorship to elevate clinical reasoning and enhance patient care.
  • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration between health care providers to better facilitate patient care and professional development.
  • Promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and anti-oppression for faculty and residents to facilitate equitable patient care.

Goal 4: Facilitate development of residents as clinical educators.

  • Provide opportunities for teaching within the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and in the community.
  • Provide learning resources to develop teaching skills.
  • Provide constructive feedback and assessment of teaching methods.
  • Demonstrate and effectively communicate diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-oppression values to patients, colleagues, and the greater healthcare community.

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