Oncologic Physical Therapy Residency

Mission: 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.

Goals: 1) Recruiting the most outstanding individuals as Residents and Faculty, 2) ongoing assessment and improvement of the Residency, 3) interdisciplinary professionalism, 4) contributions to life-long learning, 5) successful completion of the ABPTS specialist certification examination by the Graduate Resident.

Commitment: One year program from August 1 through July 31st.

Responsibilities: The Resident will be employed as a staff Physical Therapist in the Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, and will provide clinical service coverage 30 hours per week. This will be in our Oncologic Division. The Resident will spend 20 hours per week in mentored and didactic time with faculty of the residency program. At a minimum, there will be 1,500 hours of Oncologic clinical practice, a minimum of 150 mentored hours, one-on-one with clinical board certified specialists with patients that meet the oncologic requirement, and a minimum of 75 hours of clinical instructor interaction in non-patient care planned educational experiences.

Admission Requirements: The applicant must be a licensed physical therapist.


2021 2022 PT Oncologic Residency Application

Mail together completed application, essays, transcripts, recommendations and twenty-five dollar application fee made out to the Duke Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in one envelope to the following address:

Daniel Dore, PT, DPT, MPA

Oncologic Physical Therapy Residency Program
Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Duke University Medical Center
DUMC 3965
Durham, NC 27710

Telephone: (919) 684-1844


Completed Application Packets must be received by November 27th, 2020

For the August 1, 2021-July 31, 2022 Residency

2019 Oncology Program Outcomes