Sinai Rehabilitation Center and University of Maryland Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

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For more information, please contact Tania Brown PT, MPT, Director of Residency Program at




Accreditation Statement:
ABTRFE has granted Sinai Rehabilitation Center & University of Maryland’s Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program candidacy status.  Candidacy status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving candidacy status is not an indication that ABPTRFE will grant initial accreditation.  Participants who graduate from a program in candidacy status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program.

The Sinai Rehabilitation Center and University of Maryland Neurological Physical Therapy Residency program is pending ABTRFE accreditation in May 2024. Enrollment of the initial resident began in July 2023.

Residency Mission Statement

The mission of the Sinai Rehabilitation Center and University of Maryland Physical Therapy Residency Program is to provide comprehensive, post-professional education and mentorship in neurologic physical therapy throughout the continuum of care that will offer the opportunity to advance clinical knowledge and skills. The partnership of the clinical and academic institutions integration will bring together strengths to provide robust educational experiences. The program will graduate physical therapists who are influential contributors in healthcare empowering and improving the quality of life of our patients, family members and the communities we serve.


Why Choose Our Program

We pride ourselves on delivering the full continuum of care for the patients we serve, and this residency will prepare you to pursue specialist certification in neurologic physical therapy administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).


Our robust curriculum will incorporate all aspects of the Neurologic Description of Residency Practice (DRP), leveraging MedBridge online education modules (NCS Prep Program) coupled with individualized face-to-face instruction with expert mentors across a range of specialty areas.


Sinai Rehabilitation Center is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI), all foundational values at LifeBridge Health.


Patient Care Settings

Our program is designed to offer you extensive learning opportunities throughout the full continuum of care.  As Maryland’s largest community teaching hospital, Sinai gives you unparalleled diversity in urban, suburban and rural patient demographics.

Program Highlights

  • Full-time, salaried employee with benefits package
  • No fees, tuition-free
  • Weekly 1:1 mentoring
  • Weekly didactic instruction, including access to MedBridge online education
  • Inter-professional learning opportunities, including physician-led didactics
  • Collaboration with the University of Maryland Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Program
  • Incorporation of vestibular rehabilitation across all settings 
  • Involvement with clinical research staff on the Sinai Hospital campus
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team, including collaboration with physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, physician assistants, social workers, speech therapists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and psychologists

How to Apply

We begin accepting applications on October 1, 2023, and our application deadline is April 15, 2024. Our faculty will review completed applications in RF-PTCAS and interview candidates on a rolling basis starting in March 2024. Please apply early, as a candidate with an exceptional completed application may be interviewed and selected prior to the application deadline.


Applications must be submitted through RF-PTCAS.



Candidates for the Sinai Rehabilitation Center and University of Maryland Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapy program prior to start of residency
  • If applicant is a new graduate, NBPTE exam must be taken on or before the April test date
  • Applicant must have a valid Maryland physical therapy license prior to start of residency program
  • Applicant must have an American Heart Association CPR Certification

Residency Program Outcomes

Outcome data to be posted upon completion of 2023-2024 resident to include completion rate, percent of graduates obtaining employment in the field of neurological physical therapy, graduates' direct quotes, and graduates sat for ABPTS board certification exam in neurology.