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 through their personal statement and/or letters of recommendation 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. 
  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

stephen.kareha@sluhn.org