MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/GW Neurologic Residency

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 year-long specialty residency program will develop advanced neurologic physical therapy practitioners who:

  • Demonstrate excellence in patient-centered, evidence-based and collaborative clinical care
  • Perform advanced clinical reasoning, assessment, and intervention skills for individuals with neurologic disorders across the spectrum of acuity/chronicity and practice setting
  • Advance current knowledge and understanding of neurologic physical therapy practice through teaching of patients, students, clinicians, and other health care professionals
  • Contribute to scholarly advancements in the field of physical therapy through research
  • Embody the highest ethical and professional standards of physical therapy

Residents will be prepared to sit for the Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) Board Examination through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). 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.


GW neurologic residents partner with nationally recognized health centers. 

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DPT students in labCurriculum

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

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

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Program Timeline


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