MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/GW Neurologic Residency

Neurology fellow graduates

The Medstar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH)/The George Washington University (GW) Neurologic Residency program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a postprofessional residency program for physical therapists in Neurology. 

The twelve month specialty residency program will develop advanced neurologic physical therapy practitioners and educators who:

  • Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning, assessment, and intervention skills for individuals with neurologic disorders across the spectrum of acuity/chronicity and practice setting
  • Demonstrate collaborative and evidence-based care across practice settings
  • Provide education for other healthcare professionals, students, and the community related to neurologic physical therapy
  • Contribute to scholarly advancements in the field of neurologic physical therapy
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of healthcare through advocacy, service, or leadership activities
  • Embody the highest ethical and professional standards of physical therapy"

The program has a 100% graduation rate. Residents will be prepared to sit for the Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) Board Examination through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). We are proud of our 100% first-time pass rate on the NCS Board Examination by all of our residency graduates who have signed up to complete the examination.

Residents are part-time employees of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, and are eligible for health and dental benefits. Residents are also adjunct faculty members within the GW Physical Therapy program.

Fellow giving speechPartners

GW neurologic residents partner with nationally recognized health centers. 

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DPT students in labCurriculum

Learn how our curriculum is designed to meet the mission of the residency program. The fifteen month program involves 4 main components including: clinical practice, teaching, research, and didactic education.

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Bench in courtyardAdmission

Explore the GW neurologic residency admissions requirements and start an application. 

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Program Timeline


Application materials due


Candidate interviews


Accepted residents notified


Neurologic Consortium webinars begin


Clinical and teaching positions begin

(following year)

Program conclusion and graduation