Residency & Fellowship Special Interest Group

RF SIG Leadership

The Residency and Fellowship SIG seeks to foster the development and growth of geriatric residency and fellowship programs. The R/F SIG will allow greater participation among ALL parties interested in residency/fellowship education; including those engaged in existing programs (both faculty and participants) and those interested in developing new programs. Furthermore, students and others interested in becoming a resident should become members of the R/F SIG for networking purposes. The R/F SIG will allow for increased member participation and potentially have a much greater impact on the development of new and larger programs. There are many opportunities for participation, so please consider getting involved! To participate or learn more about current SIG activities and projects, contact the SIG chair.

Residency & Fellowship SIG News

posted: October 11, 2019

posted: July 22, 2019

The Journal Club will be on Tuesday, July 23rd at 8 PM Eastern Time and is hosted by the Residency and Fellowship SIG.

Article Discussed: Mantel A, Trapuzzano A, Chizmar S, Haffke L, Dawson N. An Investigation of the Predictors of Comfortable and Fast Gait Speed in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2019.

Special Guest: The author of the publication: Dr. Nicole Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS will be joining us!


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CSM 2020 Residency - We are planning on having a student contest to connect Geriatric Residency Directors with students. Residency Directors let me know if you will be attending CSM 2020?

GeriNotes Resident Corner - In 2020 GeriNotes is willing to publish resident articles that include case reports, new geriatric PT Programs and new geriatric PT tools. Literature reviews will not be accepted unless tied to case report. I hope to establish a working group/ sub committee to grow articles from residents.

Outstanding Geriatric PT Resident - The Outstanding Geriatric Physical Therapist Resident Award would honor a recent geriatric residency graduate in order to recognize the intrinsic value of the postprofessional training, and thereby promote and provide for the development and accreditation of geriatric residency education programs in physical therapy. The nomination packet must be received in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy office by November 15.

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), the governing body for certification and recertification for clinical specialists in physical therapy, is accepting nominations from board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy to fill 1 position on the Geriatric Specialty Council. Appointments are for 4-year terms beginning January 1, 2020. The deadline to submit your application is on July 31, 2019. Interested individuals may apply at the APTA Engage website:

posted: July 03, 2019

The Residency/Fellowship SIG is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 scholarships to assist with offsetting costs associated with geriatric residency work. Congratulations to the following Academy members: Elizabeth Choma, Scott Humason, Amber Kilgore, Elizabeth Meisinger Smith, Joshua Militzer, Brian Richards, Ashleigh Trapuzzano and Lauren Waits.



Dr. Amber Kilgore

University of Pittsburg Medical Center

Dr. Ashleigh Trapuzzano

Brooks Institute of Higher Learning

Dr. Brian Richards

Veterans Administration, Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Elizabeth Choma

University of Minnesota

Dr. Elizabeth Meisinger Smith

University Of Minnesota

Dr. Joshua Militzer

University of Minnesota

Dr. Lauren Waits

Veterans Administration, Durham NC

Dr. Scott Humason

Veterans Administration, Cincinnati, OH



posted: February 12, 2019

Topic: SIG Journal Club: Program-Level Factors Influencing Positive Graduate Outcomes of Physical Therapy Residency Program

posted: December 17, 2018



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