Outpatient Residencies

Good Shepherd Penn Partners offers physical therapy residencies in orthopedics and women’s health. The two 50-week residencies begin in September and are based out of Penn Therapy & Fitness University City. Both residencies feature 35 hours of work training, plus 10 hours of mentorship per week. Residency candidates will have the opportunity for mentorship from a variety of therapists with diverse backgrounds and experience in orthopedics and women’s health.

Good Shepherd Penn Partners is dedicated to helping students have a productive and beneficial clinical education experience. The philosophy towards clinical education is based on the premise that there is mutual responsibility on the part of the following: student, school, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE), Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) and therapy staff. All of these individuals, in concert with one another, work to provide an open environment for learning.

All members of the staff play a part in the preparation and execution of the clinical education program. Our participation in the education of future therapists is a professional responsibility that we truly enjoy! It is the responsibility of the student, as an adult learner, to take advantage of the variety of learning experiences available and actively participate in the program. The student must function as an active learner and take responsibility for communicating his or her needs so that the Clinical/Fieldwork Instructor (CI/FI) and Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) can provide the type of experience needed to fulfill individual goals and objectives.

Orthopedic Residency Program

Accelerate your professional development by participating in the Good Shepherd Penn Partners Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. Join our Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal teams to work in a stimulating environment as you gain advanced knowledge and skills in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Residency Structure:

  • 50 week program (to be completed by maximum of 56 weeks)
  • 35 hours / week of patient care and 10 hours / week of 1:1 mentorship and didactic education in Orthopedics including modules on the Spine, Lower Extremities, and Upper Extremities
  • Exposure to Special Interest Groups – Spine, TMJ, Orthopedics, Sports
  • Exposure to clinical observation of different specialty areas such as Spine Center, Pain Center, Sports Medicine Center, Orthopedic surgeries
  • Opportunity for mentorship from a variety of therapists with diverse backgrounds and experience in Orthopedics; faculty consists of approximately 20 therapists
  • During the Residency Program, the Residents are employees of Good Shepherd Penn Partners and offered all the same benefits as employees

Women’s Health Residency Program

Accelerate your professional development by participating in the Good Shepherd Penn Partners Women’s Health Residency Program. Join our Pelvic Floor and Lymphedema teams to work in a stimulating environment as you gain advanced knowledge and skills in Women’s Health Physical Therapy.

Residency Structure:

  • 50 week program (to be completed by maximum of 56 weeks)
  • 35 hours / week of patient care and 10 hours / week of 1:1 mentorship and didactic education in Women’s Health including both Pelvic Floor and Lymphedema Therapy
  • Exposure to Special Interest Groups – Spine, Pelvic Floor, Lymphedema, Orthopedics
  • Exposure to clinical observation of different specialty areas such as Breast Surgery, GynOnc Rounds, Spine Center, Pain Center, Psychology, Urogynecology, and Colorectal Surgery
  • Opportunity for mentorship from a variety of therapists with diverse backgrounds and experience in Women’s Health; faculty consists of approximately 20 therapists
  • Completion of LANA approved Certified Lymphedema Therapist course
  • During the Residency Program, the Residents are employees of Good Shepherd Penn Partners and offered all the same benefits as employees

Application and Selection Process

Good Shepherd Penn Partners currently utilizes RF-PTCAS to apply to our residency programs. Please visit this link to complete the online application.

Applications are due by February 1 yearly. The 50 week Residency Program begins on the orientation date closest to September 1 upon acceptance to the program.

The Residency Admissions Committee consisting of the Residency Coordinator, Faculty, Specialty Area Team Leader and Site Manager will review applications. Criteria assessed include:

  • Academic education
  • Clinical education and mentoring experiences
  • Clinical experience in the specialty area
  • Research experience
  • Community service
  • Advocacy of the profession
  • Have a valid and permanent Pennsylvania Physical Therapy License in good standing
  • Complete a Good Shepherd Penn Partners application for employment

Residents selected to the program must:

Qualifying candidates will be selected for an interview with members of the Residency Admissions Committee throughout March. Decisions will be communicated to candidates regarding admission by May 1 yearly.

For more information regarding our residency programs please contact:

Won Sung PT, DPT
Spine Team Leader
Orthopedic Residency Program Director
Penn Therapy and Fitness at University City
3737 Market Street Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-5585
Fax: 215-614-0685
Email: Won.sung@uphs.upenn.edu

Lisa Sator PT, DPT, CLT
Women’s Health Residency Coordinator
Lymphedema & Pelvic Floor
Penn Therapy and Fitness at Pennsylvania Hospital
330 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215.829.5019
Fax: 215.829.3384
Email: Lisa.Sator@uphs.upenn.edu