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The new MedStar NRH Neuroscience Occupational Therapy Residency Program is the first of its kind in the nation and was developed to provide practicing OTs with advanced training in the care of patients with neurological issues such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, ALS, MS and Parkinson’s disease.

The program has been designed to provide residents with a wide-ranging experience during the course of one year. ”We established four components of study under the mentorship of experienced practitioners that include clinical care, teaching, advocacy and research,” explains Amanda Gahlot MS, OTR/L BCPR, part of the team that developed the curriculum. “Residents spend time at MedStar NRH, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in both inpatient and outpatient settings. They also have involvement in clinical research, and exposure to advocacy and leadership through community outreach activities,” she says. In addition, through MedStar NRH’s long-held partnership with Trinity Washington University, residents will also experience teaching in the school’s occupational therapy assistant program and its OT master’s program. 


The MedStar OT Neurologic Fellowship Program is beginning its search for the next Fellow. For more information click here