Frequently Asked Questions

Physical Therapy Residency

If you are considering our residency program we invite you to review the information below. It provides an overview of questions frequently asked by applicants.

Is an interview required?  

Yes, applicants can expect an interview with a group of two to four residency faculty members either by teleconference (Zoom) or in-person. On-site interviews are at each applicant’s own expense.

When do interviews occur?  

Interviews, by teleconference or on-site, are scheduled the first or second Thursday and Friday after February 15 of a given year (application deadline) depending upon which day of the week Feb. 15 falls. The program director will notify applicants selected for interview with specific dates and times.

How soon after interviews are candidates notified of acceptance?  

MMI participates in the uniform pediatric residency announcement date. This date is typically in early to mid-March and determined annually by the group of national participants. Candidates have 24 hours from the date the offer was received to make a decision. If the first offer extended is declined, a second offer will be made 24 hours later, and so on.

When does the program begin/end?  

The program begins July 1 and ends June 30.

Is a physical therapy license in the state of Nebraska necessary to begin on July 1?  

Yes, see more information regarding Nebraska Licensure.

What is a resident’s salary?  

A resident is paid about 80% of a new graduate’s salary in a pediatric PT setting (2021 rate approximately $48,800).

Is tuition required?  
Are benefits included?  

Yes, benefits include: health insurance, worker’s compensation coverage, 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick-leave, and liability insurance (vision, dental and retirement not covered). In addition, residents receive professional growth monies to be applied toward approved continuing education courses or toward fees required for ABPTS clinical examination application.

Is there assistance with ABPTS clinical examination fees?  

Yes, $275 is available toward the application fee. Professional growth monies may also be applied toward the application fee.

Do residents receive continuing education money?  

Yes, professional growth monies may be applied toward the application fee. And if residents successfully pass the examination, up to 50% of the examination fee will be reimbursed.

What is the cost of living in Omaha?  

Omaha is recognized for being an affordable place to live with a cost of living reported between 7.2 to 11% below the national average. (See 30 Things You Need To Know About Omaha.)

Is housing available?  

MMI/UNMC do not have housing available on-campus for PT residents. Both the UNMC and UNO campus are located near MMI and multiple housing options are available. Apartment prices range from approximately $500 to $1200/month with an average cost of $650/month. These websites may be useful in locating area housing:

What other residency information, general or specific, might be helpful for interested candidates?  
Previous graduates  

2023 Graduate: Whitney Bendorf
2022 Graduate: Hailey Boyer (Treat)
2021 Graduate: Sarah Peabody
2020 Graduate: Elizabeth Fortin
2019 Graduate: Danielle Nelson
2018 Graduate: Lauren Arceneaux

Program outcomes  
View key outcomes from our Physical Therapy Residency Program.