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.


2022-2023 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:

Mike Schmidt, PT, DPT, GCS, OCS, FAAOMPT
Oncology Residency Program
Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Duke University Medical Center
DUMC 3965, Durham NC 27710
919 668-1323


For August 1, 2022-July 31, 2023 Residency

2020 Oncology Program Outcomes

Year Admitted Graduated Board Certified following year
2018-19 1 1 yes
2019-20 1 In process in process