Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program
The St. Jude Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency is a 12-month program
that allows residents the unique opportunity to gain clinical experience
and mentorship with a variety of patient diagnoses that provides the full
spectrum of care from in-patient and outpatient to community participation.
Just 30 minutes from the beach, St. Jude Medical Center is located in
Fullerton, California with a 6000-square-foot outpatient facility in nearby
Brea at the Centers for Rehabilitation and Wellness (CRW) dedicated to
the neurological patient population. The CRW is equipped with three indoor
therapeutic pools, pediatric gym with rock climbing wall, wheelchair seating
and positioning clinic, full spectrum gym, simulated apartment, wellness
community fitness, cognitive recovery day program, driving simulator and
full auditorium for professional conferences and lectures.
St. Jude Medical Center is home to Physical Therapy Specialists, Occupational
Therapy Specialists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Physiatrists, Certified
Rehabilitation Nurses, Neuro-psychologist, Pharmacists, Department of
Rehab specialists and offers innovative programs to assist the Neurological
population including adapted driver’s training, cognitive recovery
day program, RTI bike program, Exo-skeleton gait training program, hand
program, upper extremity recovery program, cancer rehab program, pelvic
floor program, bowel and bladder program, pain management program, concussion
program, vestibular program, aquatic program, physician clinics and variety
of diagnosis-specific support groups. St. Jude Medical Center is dedicated
to serving the community in mind, body and spirit. To learn more, read
About St. Jude Medical Center.
Residency Mission and Goals
St Jude Medical Center extends the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition
of the Sister of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health
and quality of the life of people in the communities we serve. The mission
of the program is to develop highly-skilled caregivers that practice and
live by our core values of Dignity, Excellence, Compassion, Justice and
Integrity. Program goals include:
- Develop and encourage more ABPTS Neurological Certified Specialist
- Preparation for more academic educators and researchers in the surrounding
physical therapy programs.
- Stimulate interest in participation in clinical research.
- Cultivate ongoing evidence based practitioners
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Maintain a valid California Physical Therapy License or have a PT licensure
completed by Sep 30, 2019.
- Maintain a current American Heart Association CPR and First Aide certification.
- Completed at least 6 months of clinical practice in a neurologic setting
in the last year or one clinical affiliation as a student in a neurologic
setting (is a recent graduate)
- Comply with all St. Jude Medical Center employment requirements.
Completed applications will consist of the following:
- Cover letter with specific skill you possess that make you and ideal candidate
for a residency program.
- Three Letters of recommendations, two from clinical instructors or present/former
physical therapy employer. Letters should be included with your application.
To apply for the St Jude Neurological Physical Therapy Residency, please
submit a completed application electronically to:
Sue Potts, PT, Program Director, Neurologic Residency Program,
Sue.firstname.lastname@example.org, (714) 578-8706
St. Jude Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness: 2767 E. Imperial Highway,
Brea, CA 92821
May 1, 2019: Application due to CRW
May 15, 2019: Top candidates selected for in-person interview with Neuro-residency panel.
June 1, 2019: Contacted to confirm your availability for interview at CRW
June 2-20, 2019: Interviews held at CRW
June 20, 2019: Final Selection of the CRW resident
June 2019: Neuro Consortium Webinars
Aug. 2019: Neuro Consortium Module (4-day course in Santa Monica, CA)
Sept. 1,2019: California PT License and HR onboarding paperwork due
Oct. 1, 2019: Residency begins at CRW
Dec. 2019: Neuro Consortium Module (4-day course in Santa Monica, CA)
Jan. 2020: Chapman University Teaching assistant begins
Sept. 2020: Final project completed
Oct. 2020: Graduation from St. Jude Residency
March 2021: NCS Exam