Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program Application

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of the Director of Physical Therapy, Clinical Residency Coordinator, Ithaca College Liaison, and clinical faculty.

The application will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Academic education
Clinical education and mentoring experiences
Clinical experience in orthopedic physical therapy

Minimal eligibility requirements for acceptance into the program include:
Eligible for New York State physical Therapy license
Graduate of accredited Physical Therapy Professional training program (Masters or Doctorate of Physical Therapy)

Desirable applicants include those who:
Completed an internship under the direct supervision of an orthopedic certified specialist
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Possess strong clinical reasoning skills and the application of manual examination and treatment procedures


Cayuga Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, and disability or health status.

Applicants who are applying to multiple programs should do so via RF-PTCAS at For those interested in applying only to Cayuga Medical Center’s program, please complete the section below. There will be a non-refundable $50 application fee for this method.

The application deadline is August 28th of each year.


Name: First  Middle   Last

Please click the "browse" button to select and attach
the following items to complete your application:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Recommendations
(Three letters of recommendation.
If you are a recent graduate,
include a recommendation from
one of your clinical instructors.)

3. License verification
4. Complete the essays addressing the following questions:
a. What do you wish to gain through participation in a residency program?

b. Discuss aspects of your background and professional experience that particularly qualify you for participation in a residency program:

c. What are your future plans as they relate to a specialized/subspecialized area of physical therapy? (in this case orthopedics)

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