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Thank you for considering UT Southwestern’s Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy Residency Program. Here you will find comprehensive academic and clinical training in a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary, team-based atmosphere that fosters excellence and encourages personal development. We invite you to apply to join our team.

To be considered, please submit an application through the RF-PTCAS website. Applications are due by December 31, interviews are scheduled in December and/or January, and selection decisions are made by February 1. The program begins the first of September.

Selection Criteria

The UTSW CVP Physical Therapy Residency Program accepts one or two residents each year based upon both the application and personal interviews. New graduates are encouraged to apply. Our residency committee evaluates all applications on the following criteria:

  • Pre-professional academic and post-professional clinical education preparation
  • Clinical experience in cardiovascular and/or pulmonary physical therapy
  • Acute care experience
  • Previous mentoring, education, and research experience
  • Community service
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Interest in academic-based physical therapy

ADA Compliance

The UTSW Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy Residency Program will take all reasonable measures to guarantee equal access to learning opportunities for clinicians with disabilities. Educational programming will be sensitive to any sensory or physical impairment that requires special arrangements on behalf of the participant.

Equal Opportunity

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex, including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


Our program provides an educational and clinical experience of the highest quality with the expectation of substantial growth in our residents from an academic, clinical, administration, and leadership perspective. Additionally, we expect that our residents will pass the Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist Exam within 1-2 years of completing the program.

To be considered for admission, you must hold:

  • A current and valid physical therapist license from the State of Texas
  • Basic life support/cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification