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 28. 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

Residents selected to the program must:

  • Have a valid and permanent Pennsylvania Physical Therapy License in good standing
  • Complete a Good Shepherd Penn Partners application for employment

Applications are due by February 28th. Qualifying candidates will be selected for an interview with members of the Residency Admissions Committee throughout March. 

Desirable candidates will have evidence of the following:

  • Experience in outpatient physical therapy in the specialty area
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills Strong fundamentals in the principles of clinical reasoning and the application of manual examination and treatment procedures
  • Basic knowledge of the description of specialty practice and genuine desire to advance skills in the specialty area

For more information regarding our residency program please contact:

Denise Hartzell Leggin, PT, MBA, WCS
Women’s Health Residency Coordinator / Advanced Clinician II
Penn Therapy & Fitness Radnor
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Office: 610.902.2300
Fax: 610.902.2322
Email: Denise.Hartzell-Leggin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu