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Program Director Resources 

  • General Program Development Resources 
    • ABPTRFE oversees the accreditation process for all residency and fellowship programs. Visit the website to learn more about general requirements of neurologic residency and fellowship programs, as well as a current listing of all neurologic residency and fellowship programs.
    • APTA Learning Center offers two courses providing an overview of program development and accreditation:
  • Neurologic Residency/Fellowship Program Development Grant Opportunity
    • The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy offers grant funding to developing programs to help offset some of the associated costs of program planning. Application requirements are available on the website and applications are due by December 31st annually. 
  • Common Offer Date Resources   
    • Common Offer Date 2021: March 22nd 
      • Common Offer Date Process
        • Each program participating will provide offers to their first choice candidates on the Common Offer Date
        • The candidate has 24 hours to respond
        • If a program still has slots to fill (a candidate turns down an offer), then the program will move onto the next round of offers
        • The Applicant Sharing Document can be used to place names of candidates that were not offered a position with your program
          • This should be done with the permission of the applicant
          • Programs that still have positions to fill, can then access the document and communicate with the applicants on the list to fill any remaining openings.
          • You will need to respond to to gain access to the document
  • FAQs
    • Why should I participate in the common offer date?
      • Residency programs of other specialties have initiated common offer dates with success. The goal behind a common offer date for neurologic residency programs is to benefit program applicants. A common offer date enables an applicant to make a decision based on as much information as possible.  Previously, an applicant may interview/receive an offer in January before having an opportunity to interview/receive offers from other programs.  The common offer date provides the applicant with knowledge of which programs will be extending them position offers, thereby allowing a more informed decision for selecting/accepting a residency program offer.
    • How does this impact my program?
      • A common offer date affords programs a more efficient interview process.  It decreases the likelihood of needing to expand or add interview days because their selected interviewees have already accepted offers at other residencies.
      • Another benefit for programs is inter-residency collaboration.  The common offer date and applicant sharing document provide programs with information about qualified resident candidates that were not selected by other programs.  This helps to ensure that all programs have candidates to fill program vacancies, but also so that as many qualified applicants as possible have programs to program is struggling to fill a residency position
    • How was the common offer date determined?
      • The date was determined based on a survey administered to neurologic residency program directors.  It purposefully aligns with a majority of the residency programs application deadlines and interview dates.


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