Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency | VA Long Beach Health Care – Veterans Affairs


VA Long Beach Health Care System (VALBHS) is pleased to announce the future formation of a physical therapy neurologic residency program. This developing program will offer a single position for a one-year residency, with full-time position through VA Long Beach, tentatively starting in July 2023.

Admissions Standards

Interested applicants must submit an application through Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS). Current DPT students are eligible to apply, provided they are licensed prior to the tentative start date. In addition, they must meet the following criteria:

Minimum Standards

  • U.S. citizen
  • English language proficiency
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice PT in the United States OR a current doctoral student from a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program who graduates and obtains licensure prior to the start of the residency
  • Ability to comply with LBVAMC application and employment requirements including:
    • Participate in COVID-19 vaccination program
    • Agree to random drug testing
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • Background/security investigation
    • Participate in sessional influenza vaccination program
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete onboarding process
    • Additional eligibility information is available at

Non-Discrimination/Reasonable Accommodations Notice

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Agreement Duration

This neurologic residency will be completed within 12 months, with a maximum of 2,080 hours of instruction and patient care. The Resident is boarded as a temporary employee of the VA, during this training period. The anticipated started date for each academic year is early July and will end in late June the following year.  

Resident Benefits

The standard benefits for a VA Resident include:

  • 11 paid federal holidays
  • 4 hours of Sick Leave (SL) per pay period, bi-weekly (up to 104 hours over 26 pay periods)
  • 4 hours of Annual Leave (AL) per pay period, bi-weekly (up to 104 hours over 26 pay periods)
  • Trainees with 1-year appointment are eligible for Federal Employee Healthcare Benefits. However, they are not eligible for benefits such as Vision, Dental, FMLA (e.g. paid parental leave).
  • Registration for Neuroconsortium webinars and onsite learning will be paid for by the Program to supplement independent Resident learning activities. Travel and lodging …….


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