Application Process

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How do I apply?

The St. Luke;s University Health Network Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program utilizes the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS).
  1. All applicants must have a valid license to practice Physical Therapy in Pennsylvania and/or New Jersey, or be eligible to sit for the NPTE prior to start of residency.
  2. All applicants must be a member of the APTA and the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
  3. All applicants should have three (3) letters of recommendation. If you are a recent graduate, include a letter of recommendation from one of your clinical instructors
  4. All applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to the philosophy of the specialty of orthopaedics and the principles of the St. Luke's University Health Network Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency through their essay responses.
  5. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  
    • Preference for the July cohort will be given to applications submitted by February 28
    • Preference for the January cohort will be given to applications submitted by July 31

Please contact us with any additional questions:

Stephen Kareha, PT, DPT,  ATC, PhD
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy 
Director, St. Luke's University Health Network Orthopaedic Residency

[email protected]