To be eligible to apply for the Physical Therapy Geriatric Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, you must have:

  • Current licensure as a physical therapist by the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Compliance with Mayo Clinic's general employment requirements, which include a criminal background check and pre- and post-employment drug testing
  • Preferred membership in the American Physical Therapy Association and Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy

All applicants are evaluated by the Physical Therapy Geriatric Residency acceptance committee based on these criteria:

  • Academic education and degrees obtained
  • Clinical education and mentoring experiences
  • Clinical experience specific to geriatric physical therapy
  • Research experience
  • Community service
  • Letters of reference

Other factors that weigh into the committee's decision:

  • Completion of an internship under the direct clinical supervision of a clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy
  • Demonstration of superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in data collection, analysis and publication
  • Strong fundamentals in the principles of clinical reasoning and the application of age-appropriate examination and treatment procedures

International applicants

U.S. citizenship or permanent immigrant status is required for admission to the residency.

More information

See further Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.

Aug. 11, 2015