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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.


Mike Schmidt, PT, DPT, MHA
Director of Duke’s Residency and Fellowship Programming
Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
(919) 668-1323

We will be transitioning to RFPTCAS for applications shortly.

A link will be made available to apply to our program at that time.


For August 1, 2023-July 31, 2024 Residency

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