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  • Admissions Requirements

    • The application process for the Neurologic Residency Program involves the following components:
    • Application to the Residency via RF-PTCAS
      • Letters of Recommendation (3) 
      • Career Statement (requirement met through completing the three questions on RF-PTCAS)
    • Curriculum Vitae 
    • Current California PT license (if applicable - If not currently licensed, proof of eligibility will be required prior to acceptance into the program. You must be licensed to practice PT in California prior to starting the program in August). 
    • Formal interview

    Prerequisites

    Graduates of APTA-accredited entry-level programs in Physical Therapy may apply for the program. Residents must be eligible for and obtain licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of California at or near the beginning of their residency program.

    Desirable Qualities

    Desirable qualities in an applicant include a strong potential as a leader, desire to advance clinical knowledge, skills and abilities; demonstrated clinical aptitude and/or potential; strong communication skills; and evidence of initiative and self-responsibility.
    Recent graduates, as well as experienced clinicians, are encouraged to apply

     

    Admission decisions on residents will be made collaboratively with Neurologic Residency faculty representatives from USC Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, USC Physical Therapy Associates, USC Keck Hospital, and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. 

     

    Application Procedures

     

    Please go to the following website. Make sure to indicate you are applying to the USC/RLANRC Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program https://portal.rfptcas.org/

    Deadline: The deadline for receipt of all required documents is January 31st of each year.
    Interview: If the applicant qualifies for an interview, these will be conducted in the first week of March.
    Decision Notification: Applicants will be notified of the admissions committee’s decision by March 15th. 

     

    Contact Information

    For more information or to request an appointment, contact Lorin Ginoza, PT, DPT, NCS, Director, USC/RLANRC Neurologic Residency Program at liginoza@usc.edu