The resident will spend six months treating in inpatient and six months in outpatient. While in inpatient, the resident will rotate through many different patient units including hematology, bone marrow transplant, medical oncology, surgical, intensive care and palliative care units. Additional opportunities will exist to observe in pediatrics.
The City of Hope Oncologic Physical Therapy Residency stands apart from other programs because of the inpatient and outpatient patient treatment embedded into our curriculum. The numerous inpatient units the residency will practice in during the year provides a resident with the most well-rounded training in inpatient, oncologic physical therapy. This program also allows residents to work within one of only 49 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers. At City of Hope, you will have the opportunity to work alongside leading physicians and researchers in oncology, and have the rare opportunity of working with patients receiving clinical trial drugs. As part of our curriculum, residents will also have the opportunity to observe in physician clinics, tumor boards and research efforts across campus.