2018 PT Graduates Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam

The GW PT class of 2018 standing together on a stage

For the ninth consecutive year, all of the graduates from the 2018 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (PT) successfully passed the National Physical Therapy Licensing Examination (NPTE) on their first attempt.

"This gives testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty,” said Ellen Costello, PT, PhD, director of the Physical Therapy Program in the Department of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences at SMHS. “Our program faculty are nationally known educators, who place high value on the student learning experience. When our bright and energetic students join hands with our incredible faculty, the results are impressive.”

The NPTE is a comprehensive, rigorous exam that all PT graduates must pass to be licensed to practice in their respective jurisdiction. The accrediting body, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, monitors all program pass rates to assess student achievement and to ensure excellence in physical therapy education.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

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