Neurologic Residency - Dallas

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation's residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy is a joint program with Texas Woman's University. This accredited residency promotes excellent care in the lifespan of people who have suffered a neurologic injury. This intensive, 12-month program focuses on advanced clinical decision making and prepares the residents to provide the highest level of physical therapy for patients with neurologic injuries. The program is coordinated between several different Baylor Rehab facilities and incorporates three different levels of care. Upon completion, residents will receive an academic certification in advanced neurologic physical therapy from TWU.

Program Features

  • Program Length: 12 Months, starting at the end of May each year
  • Application Opens: October of each year
  • Application Deadline: Early January of each year
  • Location: Three Dallas-area facilities and TWU
    • Baylor Scott & White Rehab - Outpatient - Dallas/Main
    • Baylor Scott and White Rehab - Inpatient Rehabilitation - Dallas
    • Baylor University Medical Center - BSW Dallas
    • TWU - Dallas Campus
  • Salary: Residents will receive a salary as an employee of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation equivalent to new graduate physical therapists.
  • Curriculum: Based on the APTA description of specialty practice. Residents will see patients with varying neurologic diagnoses in inpatient, outpatient and acute care settings.
  • Benefits: Residents are eligible for benefits as an employee of Baylor Rehab. This includes, but is not limited to, employer-supported health insurance and paid time off.
  • Helpful website: American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) website

TWU and PT NeuroConsortium Curriculum for Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Course fees: Residents are expected to pay tuition for TWU courses and PT NeuroConsortium 26 Modules + Journal Club option. Prices will vary per year and whether the resident is in state or out of state for tuition.

Residency Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be licensed to practice physical therapy in Texas*
  • Must meet all requirements for admission to TWU School of Physical Therapy Graduate School prior to residency
  • Strong academic education and background
  • Clinical and/or work experiences in various neurologic settings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Physical ability to perform examination and treatment procedures
  • Strong skills in scientific inquiry and writing
  • Psychological and social stability required for successful completion of the program

*Special consideration may be given to highly-qualified new graduate applicants with a temporary Texas license.

Application Requirements

  • Online application through RF-PTCAS
  • Essay
  • Personal information form
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcript from PT program

For more information, contact:

Merri Leigh Johnson, PT, DPT, NCS
Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Dallas Center 

ABPTRFE Accredited Program

Page last updated 4:20 PM, July 10, 2020