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VA Central Office Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services - Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) Residency Programs

Program Goals

Develop clinical specialists who strive to serve our Veterans through evidenced based, innovative evaluation and clinical solutions.

Physical Therapy - Residency Programs Locations

  • Ann Arbor
  • Cincinnati
  • Tampa
  • Salt Lake City
  • Durham
  • Cleveland
  • Gainesville
  • Washington D.C.
  • Palo Alto
  • Minneapolis
  • St. Louis, Denver
  • Mountain Home, TN
  • Boston
  • Madison, WI
  • Los Angeles
  • and Milwaukee VA Medical Centers.

Admissions Standards

Interested applicants must submit an application through Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS). 
You may access the application through the RF-PTCAS website cited here: . Current DPT students are eligible to apply, provided they are licensed prior to the program’s tentative start date. In addition, they must meet minimum standards.

Minimum Standards

• Be a U.S. citizen
• English language proficiency
• Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice PT in the United States OR a current doctoral student from a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program who will graduate and obtain licensure prior to the start of the residency
• Ability to comply with LBVAMC application and employment requirements including:
   – Participate in COVID-19 vaccination program
   – Agree to random drug testing
   – Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
   – Background/security investigation
   – Participate in seasonal influenza vaccination program
   – Selected applicants will be required to complete onboarding process
   – Additional eligibility information is available at

Resident Benefits

The standard benefits for a VA Resident include:

• Stipend is paid hourly 
• No tuition
• 11 paid federal holidays
• 4 hours of Sick Leave (SL) per pay period, bi-weekly (up to 104 hours over 26 pay periods)
• 4 hours of Annual Leave (AL) per pay period, bi-weekly (up to 104 hours over 26 pay periods)
• Trainees with 1-year appointments are eligible for Federal Employee Healthcare Benefits. However, they are not eligible for benefits such as Vision, Dental, FMLA (e.g. paid parental leave).
• Registration for Neuroconsortium webinars and onsite learning will be paid for by the Program as appropriate to supplement independent Resident learning activities. Travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the resident.   
• Eligible site for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF
• After 120 student loan payments while working for an eligible site, the remaining balance on student loan debt is forgiven\Please contact your loan servicer and go to Federal Student Aid for details

Others: Professional membership dues (APTA and Neurologic Section Membership) are the Resident’s responsibility.< /p>

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