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Oncologic Physical Therapy Residency Program

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and graduate practitioners who by virtue of their critical thinking ability, clinical skills, diagnostic competence and ethical standards are committed to promoting the optimum health and function of their clients and who will serve the larger society and profession through teaching, administration and research.

What Makes Our Program Unique

As a resident of Duke’s Oncologic Physical Therapy Residency, you are able to partner with and learn from top professionals and world-renowned multidisciplinary teams across the spectrum of cancer diagnoses, treatment paradigms and care settings.

There is a vast array of resources available at Duke University Health System. These resources allow for opportunities for a variety of settings to better understand care of the oncology patient. These opportunities may include:

  • multidisciplinary care team meetings
  • tumor boards
  • rounding with medical teams
  • surgical observations
  • CBIT training

Highlights of Our Program

The Duke Oncologic Physical Therapy Residency offers residents unique clinical experiences in inpatient and outpatient settings with substantial opportunities for hands-on mentorship and collaboration with board-certified oncologic clinical specialists.

Our program consistently exceeds the minimum number of required hours by ABPTRFE. Additional learning opportunities include journal clubs, departmental grand rounds, presentations to staff and entry-level students, and immersion in Duke’s world-class comprehensive cancer center.

How to Apply

Anyone with a strong desire to work in oncologic physical therapy should apply.

Applications open October 1st, 2024. Interested individuals can fill out an application via RF-PTCAS to apply.  All applications for the 2025 – 2026 residency are due by December 2, 2024.

Financial Information

Click here to see the ABPTRFE Program Financial Fact Sheet for this program.