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: September 17, 2018

The Residency Fellowship Special Interest group invites you to participate in a survey on geriatric residency. The Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Survey is designed to understand needs for post professional residency education and mentorship. The survey is intended for physical therapists who have not completed a geriatric residency and who are not board certified in geriatric physical therapy.

The purpose of the geriatric physical therapy residency survey includes understanding what educational formats are important, as well as the benefits and barriers to residency education. You will be asked to answer 14 questions and the survey should take 10-15 minutes of your time. Your participation in this research is voluntary. All data will be reported as group data and not linked to an individual. No personally identified information will be shared because your name will not be linked to your responses. There is compensation at the end if you wish to be entered into a drawing for a gift card. Your decision is voluntary and you can stop or withdraw at any time. Please contact Mary Milidonis at [email protected] with any questions. This project does have Institutional Review Board approval. Completion and return of the survey implies that you have read and agree to take part in the survey.

The survey can be found at and is open until October 30, 2018.

Please consider sharing this link with other physical therapists and physical therapy students involved in geriatric physical therapy rehabilitation.

posted: May 08, 2018

The Residency/Fellowship SIG proundly supports geriatric residencies and is excited to announce the recipients of scholarships to assist with offsetting costs associated with geriatric residency work. Congratulations to the following Academy members: Sarah Evans/University of Minnesota; Lashia Hicks/Brooks IHL Geriatric Residency;  Ashley Kinsey/Durham VA Medical Center; Matthew Mucha/Louis Stokes Cleveland VA and Alexandra Piersanti/Creighton University.

posted: March 15, 2018


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