Eligibility for Admission

  • Graduate from an accredited physical therapy program
  • Licensed as a physical therapist (or eligible) in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Member of APTA

RF PTCAS Application Requirements: The applicant can access the application through the following sites:

http://www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS/

http://www.abptrfe.org/ResidencyPrograms/ApplicationProcess/

http://www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS/ApplicantWebsite/

  • Deadline for application: December 31, 2016
  • Internal Application Reviews: January 1 – January 21, 2017
  • Phone / Facetime / Skype INterviews: February 1 – February 15, 2017
  • Face-to-Face Interviews: March 6 , 2017
  • Offer extended: April 1, 2017
  • Start date: August 1, 2017
  • Complete RF-PTCAS application
    • Employment history
    • License eligibility
    • CEU’s and pattern of professional development
    • Professional memberships and involvement
    • Background information
    • Clinical experience and internships
    • Personal statement / essays
    • Volunteer history
  • Official transcripts from every PT US college and university attended
  • RFPTCAS application fee
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
    • Recommendations providing insight into clinical experience and qualifications for residency
      • Recent graduates (practicing less than 1 year) -– must include a recommendation from one of your clinical instructors and evidence of practice at “entry level” on the CPI
      • Practicing Clinicians – recommendations from professional colleagues are acceptable

Additional Requirements

  • Employment applications to each facility (timing to be after being chosen as the incoming resident)
  • Residency application fee
  • Curriculum Vitae

Ongoing Requirements

  • Evidence of APTA membership
  • Compliance with employment requirements of VCU Health System