The Neurologic Residency Program at Emory University is a 12-month program designed to provide a concentrated experience to clinicians interested in pursuing specialty practice in neurologic physical therapy. The program commences in August and finishes in August of the following year. During the course of the program residents will:
- Practice in a variety of clinical settings spanning the continuum of care in neurologic rehabilitation.
- Participate in teaching entry-level students in Emory University’s DPT program, specifically the Adult Neurorehabilitation Course.
- Complete didactic coursework in collaboration with our partners at the University of Southern California, Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium
- Collaborate with clinical partners, including physicians, to participate in specialty observations such as movement disorders clinic, neurosurgery, seating clinic, ALS clinic, etc.
- Participate in a neurologically based research project based on resident’s research interests. Potential research partners include Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Shepherd Center.
- Meet the public needs of increasing demand for specialty physical therapy care of people with neurologic disorders.
- Promote best practice through the application of scientific principles, evidence based practice and patient focused treatment for people with neurologic disorders.
- Develop clinical specialists who are outstanding educators and life-long learners.
- Contribute to the ongoing research efforts necessary for excellence in clinical practice and expansion of the body of knowledge in neurologic physical therapy practice.