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Perfect Pass Rate

In 2018, for the ninth consecutive year, all graduates of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (PT) passed the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) on their first attempt.

Physical therapist assisting patient to walk

The NPTE is a comprehensive, rigorous exam that all PT graduates must pass in order to be licensed to practice in their respective jurisdictions.

This accomplishment is a “testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty,” said Ellen Costello, PT, PhD, director of the Physical Therapy Program in the Department of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences at SMHS. “Our program faculty are nationally known educators who place high value on the student learning experience.

When our bright and energetic students join hands with our incredible faculty, the results are impressive.”