Geriatric

Overview:

As a world-class organization on the cutting edge of evidence-based practice and professional development, the Brooks IHL Geriatric Residency program prepares its residents to educate and care for an aging population. This program is one year in length and consists of three components that include didactic/psychomotor classes, clinical mentoring and supervision, and directed learning activities. In addition, case study presentations prepare the resident for participation in professional conferences and potential submission for publication.

Our Geriatric residents have the unique opportunity to practice in a state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility, acute care hospital, outpatient clinic, and home health setting. In addition, residents from all of the Brooks IHL residency programs comprehensively participate in foundational courses, allowing for development of professional relationships with colleagues of various specialty practice areas.

Program Highlights:

– 150 hours of 1:1 on site clinical mentoring
– Full salary and benefits with Brooks Rehabilitation
– Shared experience with our 9 Residency and Fellowship Programs
– No tuition
– Enjoy opportunities to collaborate with 90+ graduates practicing in the Brooks System
– Experiential learning opportunities in multiple settings throughout the Brooks Rehabilitation System of Care

Accreditation:

The Brooks Geriatric Residency Program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Board Certification:

The Geriatric Residency Program will prepare physical therapists with the knowledge and skills needed to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) board certification exam in geriatrics (GCS).

Geriatric Board Certification Pass Rate for First Time Takers

2020 Non-Residency Graduates
2020 Geriatric Residency Graduates
Brooks IHL Geriatric Residency Graduates – 5 year average
81.0%
96.0%
100.0%

Program Coordinator:

Jackie Osborne
PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Jackie.Osborne@brooksrehab.org

Program Details

Curriculum

The program curriculum covers everything from advanced geriatric practice and clinical problem solving to practice management and leadership development.

• The residency is founded on The Five Pillars.
• The residents will participate in combinations of traditional coursework, directed learning activities, and clinical mentoring.
• Residents will serve as Brooks Rehabilitation staff for the course of the training.
• Upon graduation, the residents will serve as clinical leaders and change agents for Brooks Rehabilitation and/or the profession.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Brooks Geriatric Residency Program:

• Must graduate from a CAPTE accredited PT program
• Must obtain a FL PT license or temporary license by the 2nd Friday in June
• Must meet all eligibility requirements to be employed as a practicing Physical Therapist within Brooks Rehabilitation
• Must demonstrate eligibility for membership within the APTA
• Applications open from October 1, 2021 – January 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET