Application & Selection Process

Beginning October 2013, a centralized application system (RF-PTCAS) is required for applicants to apply to our program. Additionally, we require applicants to complete a brief online application specific to our program (Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Residency Application) and provide a copy of their curriculum vitae to:
Sara George
Gundersen Medical Foundation
1836 South Avenue, C03-006A
La Crosse, WI 54601

Applicant qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program
  • Possession or application for Wisconsin State Physical Therapy license (candidates from entry-level physical therapy programs may apply for a temporary licensure to allow you to practice under the supervision of a certified PT while you await the passing of the board examination). 
  • Completion of "Emergency Response" course offered through the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA prior to beginning the program (requirement may be waved with evidence of possession of other emergency response credentials; ATC, EMT, etc)

Selection of applicants
A committee composed of the residency directors, medical and administrative directors, and clinical instructors will determine overall selection. Applications will be accepted until February 15. Selected candidates are required to do an on-site interview. As part of the interview process, applicants would be required to develop a 15-minute presentation on a possible research topic that you would like to explore while participating in the residency program. Our admission decision date is May 1, 2014, and the proposed start date is June 23, 2014.

The format for presentation may include but is not limited to:

  1. Identification of topic area
  2. Why you are interested in this topic
  3. Brief literature review
  4. How would you accomplish this project; possible methodology

Compensation/funding for clinical residency will be provided through Gundersen Health System and Gundersen Medical Foundation.

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