for PT Students:
Kaiser Permanente’s physical therapy education programs are dedicated to enrich the learning experience for future practitioners. We are pleased to offer six Conference Scholarships for PT students for the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2017 Combined Sections Meeting being held Feb. 15-18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
Applications must be submitted by midnight Pacific Time on October 15, 2016.
What you win: The scholarships cover early bird student conference registration and provide $500 for travel, lodging and meal expenses.
Who is this From? The scholarships are sponsored by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency, and Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency.
Who can Apply? Applicants must be a member of the APTA, and be a second or third year physical therapy student at the time of the conference.
What you need to Apply: Complete the basic application linked above on AwardSpring.com, which includes three small (250 word) essay questions and listing two professional references. The essay questions are:
- As a student of physical therapy, what sparked your interest in the specialty area you indicated?
- Where do you see yourself professionally in five to 10 years?
- Why do you feel we should select you for this scholarship?
Scholarship recipients will be notified by telephone prior to the Nov. 4 early bird registration deadline.
Contact Program Director, Dr. Eric Robertson for more information.
Why a Residency?
In today’s rapidly evolving and competitive health care landscape, residency training is becoming the new career paradigm for physical therapists. Clinical mastery doesn’t happen through self-study, academic course work, or by reading books alone, it happens when working side by side with experienced clinicians and real patients. Our residents grow from generalists to highly skilled clinicians in specialty practice areas, confident in advanced interventions and clinical reasoning to quickly solve complex patient problems.
The residency experience combines opportunities for ongoing mentoring and feedback, including patient practical examinations with a foundation in scientific inquiry, evidence-driven practice, and course work designed to provide a theoretical basis for advanced practice. Graduates are prepared to sit for the Specialist Certification Exam.