To pursue a Residency or not to pursue a Residency: That is the question!

You are finally done with school and ready to get in the clinic or you are at a stage in your physical therapy career where you’ve been practicing for a few years and love where you work; you feel like you are making a huge difference in patients’ lives… everything is perfect. Yet, that little voice in the back of your mind keeps asking the same question again and again: Is it time for me to pursue a Physical Therapy Residency? If you decide, “YES, it is time,” the next question that pops up is, “How do I choose a residency?”

Here are a few helpful hints that will answer your questions about whether or not a Residency is right for you and which programs to consider.

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Now, which Residency do you choose?

Look for these Key Differentiators:

  • Will you learn from expert faculty?
  • Is it Flexible? – Do you have to move? How much of the program is online and how much on-site?
  • What do past residents say about the program?
  • Do they offer payment plans?
  • Will you have a mentor?
  • How many people will be in the Residency?
  • Is there an alumni group you can join post-residency?