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Physical Therapy Residency Programs at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

How to Apply for PT Residency Programs

Complete both of the following steps.

Apply through the:

  1. APTA Residency/Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service.
  2. UPMC Careers website to complete the application process. Use the keyword "PT Resident" in the search box.

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) has expanded training for licensed physical therapists to include post-professional residency programs.

We are the second physical therapy provider in the country to offer American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) accredited residency training programs across five subspecialties:

Our PT Residency Programs at a Glance

As leaders in the profession with a diverse staff, CRS PT residents have access to our wide range of resources. We work closely with the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy.

Each PT residency program has unique experiences and curriculums, but they all remain dedicated to the same mission.

Our mission is to advance the competent physical therapist into a board-certified clinical specialist through:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Professional service

The duration of each program varies from 12 to 19 months and includes mentored clinical training with:

  • ABPTS board-certified physical therapists.
  • Board-certified surgeons.
  • Primary care doctors.
  • Leading experts in each subspecialty.

Each residency program's plan of study includes structured learning options such as:

  • Didactic coursework.
  • Teaching conferences.
  • Journal clubs.
  • Case presentations.
  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy Grand Rounds.

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services provides funding for the PT residency programs and employs residents.

CRS residents receive:

  • A stipend salary.
  • A full-time employee benefits package.
  • Education benefits.

Application Process for All PT Residency Programs

To apply to any of the residency programs, you must complete both of the following steps:

  1. Apply through the APTA Residency/Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS).
  2. And all PT residency program applicants must apply through the UPMC Careers website. Use the keyword "PT Resident" in the search box.

Step 2 is necessary to complete the application process and for potential employment by UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.

Physical Therapy Residency Program Directors

For more details or questions about our programs or the application process, email the program directors listed below.

Sports PT Residency
Erica Coffey, MS., PT., SCS
UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 South Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
baumeb@upmc.edu

Orthopaedic PT Residency
Keelan Enseki, MS., PT., OCS., SCS., ATC
UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 South Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
ensekr@upmc.edu

Women's Health PT Residency
Colleen Schomburg, MPT, WCS
UPMC CRS McCandless Office
9365 McKnight Road, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
schomburgcm@upmc.edu

Neurologic PT Residency
Chris Venus, PT, NCS
UPMC Mercy South Side
2000 Mary St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
venusc@upmc.edu

Geriatric PT Residency
Jennifer McMahon, DPT, GCS
UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
skalja@upmc.edu

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