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Students & Residents

Students & Residents

Penn Therapy & Fitness attracts internship and residency applicants from top-ranked students and clinicians who are interested in advancing their careers in rehabilitation.

Our faculty and leadership are committed to providing new graduates with unique opportunities for mentored learning and professional development using the best available evidence in patient care.

Acute Care Internship

The acute care internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania provides competency-based learning in the acute care setting for physical therapy students, beginning in the last year of academic instruction. The internship was developed in 2005 and has grown to include several universities.

The goal of the acute care internship is to develop clinicians who demonstrate excellence in clinical decision making, clinical care and an awareness of research opportunities in the adult acute care setting. The pre- and post-graduation educational model is unique to acute care learning/mentoring, which includes opportunities to work through rotations in the academic medical institution.

Contact Information

For questions related to the Acute Care Internship, including the application process, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, please email Joe Adler.

Outpatient Residencies

Penn Therapy & Fitness offers physical therapy residencies in orthopedics and women’s health. The two 50-week residencies begin in September and are based out of 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.

Orthopedic Residency Program

Accelerate your professional development by participating in the 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

Won Sung PT, DPT
Spine Team Leader
Orthopedic Residency Program Director
University City
3737 Market Street Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-5585
Fax: 215-614-0685
Email: [email protected]

Women’s Health Residency Program

Accelerate your professional development by participating in the 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

Denise Hartzell Leggin, PT, MBA, WCS
Women’s Health Residency Coordinator / Advanced Clinician II
Radnor
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Office: 610.902.2300
Fax: 610.902.2322
Email: [email protected]

Annual Research Reports

With our staff of clinical specialists, adjunct faculty, advanced degrees and staff presence at many national conference- education is fundamental to our practitioners and a promise to our patient.

Penn Therapy & Fitness physical, occupational and speech therapists are respected rehabilitation medicine experts. They lecture locally and nationally, participate in clinical research and continually explore the most current therapies to help patients meet their treatment goals.


Good Shepherd Penn Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.