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Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Residency

The Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts is an APTA credentialed program for physical therapists interested in pursuing advanced clinical training in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. The residency is designed to offer practicing physical therapists an opportunity to acquire advanced evidence based clinical knowledge and skills while working with clinical specialist physical therapists and advanced practitioners. It offers the physical therapist opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills through higher continuing education, evidence based practice, and management of diverse cardiac, vascular and pulmonary patient populations.

The Resident PT position is a 12 month full time paid position in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The resident's work schedule is 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, with occasional weekends. View the Residency Job Description.

Applications are accepted October 1 through the following August 1 annually. To apply, go online at www.abptrfe.org.

For further information, contact:

Jessica Rydingsward, PT, DPT, CCS
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Residency Program Director
617-732-6853
jrydingsward@bwh.harvard.edu

Residency Job Description and link to PDF

Graduate Outcomes

Graduation Rates

83% passing, 5 of 6 participants completed the program successfully

Specialty Exam

100% of graduates who sat for the exam have passed

Graduates involved in education

Jenna Stuebe Powers - Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice at Simmons University

Leslie Ayres – Assistant Professor at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Publications

Stuebe J, Rydingsward J, Lander H et al. A Pragmatic Preoperative Prediction Score for Nonhome Discharge After Cardiac Operations. Ann Thorac Surg 2018;105:1384-91.

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