Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to furthering ability through clinical care, education, research and innovation. Our residency program strives to develop physical therapists by enhancing their knowledge, skill and expertise with the neurologically impaired population in the many diverse communities in and around New York City. 

The Mount Sinai Neurologic Residency is a full time,12-13 month program with a strong focus on brain injury and spinal cord injury. There will be rotations including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient. The majority of the time will be spent on the inpatient rehab brain injury and spinal cord injury units. Time will also be allocated for exposure to research and innovation in the Abilities Research Center. Residents will be prepared to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist Certification in Neurology exam following completion of the program.

MSH Neurologic Residency Program Outcomes
NCS pass rate 100%
Graduation rate 100%
Residents Completing program 4/4
% residents employed 100%
Mentoring hours > 200 hours
Program Completion Rate 100%
Program Retention Rate 100%
Medical Conditions Seen by Residents 2019-2023
Stroke 30%
Spinal cord injury 19%
Central nervous system neoplasm/tumor 10%
Traumatic Brain Injury 5%
Multiple sclerosis 10%
Vestibular disorders 3%
Cerebellar disorders 2%
Basal Ganglia Disorders 4%
Other Neurologic conditions 18%

The residency provides over 150 hours of one-on-one clinical mentoring from faculty who are experts in the field. Residents will participate in 26 webinars and an online journal club from the Neuroconsortium. This will be in addition to opportunities to participate in a variety of educational rounds provided within Mount Sinai Hospital.


At the Mount Sinai Health System, we are committed to embracing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to recruit, retain and promote the best talent. We find strength through our diversity and are better together – united in our core values of safety, creativity, empathy, agility, and teamwork. We strive to create an equitable and anti-racist work and learning environment where all faculty, staff, and students are valued and feel they belong.

The Residency Program is dedicated to attracting the highest quality Physical Therapists and welcomes applications from all eligible PTs. In compliance with federal, state, and municipal laws and in observance of well-established tradition of fairness, equal opportunity is given to all applicants without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or citizenship status. Residents are selected based on their qualifications, ability to perform the job and to benefit from the residency program. Aptitude, academic credentials, personal characteristics, and ability to communicate are considered in the selection.

To be considered for the residency program, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Graduate of a CAPTE accredited PT program
  • Hold a NYS License or be NYS License eligible with a temporary permit (must pass licensing exam within 3 months of starting residency)
  • Meets all requirements to become an Employee of the Mount Sinai Hospital (i.e. background check, employee health clearance, etc.)
  • At least one clinical experience in a neurologic setting (preferred)

All interested applicants are asked to submit an application to the residency program using RF-PTCAS application process which includes the following:

  • Official Transcript from PT school
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Minimum of two letters of recommendation that are clinical/professional (i.e. Clinical Instructor, Supervisor, Professor)
  • Responses to the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in participating in a residency program?
    • Why Mount Sinai Hospital Neurologic Residency?
    • Why do you think you be an excellent resident in our program?
    • What do you hope to achieve after completing a residency program?
    • Tell us about a stressful clinical experience you have encountered and how you handled it.

Those who pass the initial screening are invited to participate in a required in-person interview. If you are interested in applying to the residency program, you may apply through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS).

For more information about our program, please contact:

Adrienne Ormond, PT, DPT
Residency Director