Frequently Asked Questions
- When does the program begin?
- Are residents paid during the program?
- What is a typical schedule for a resident?
- Why City of Hope?
- Where does the resident practice?
- What sets this residency apart from other programs?
- Are graduates qualified to take the Oncology Certified Specialty exam?
The clinical portion of the program begins on campus in early Septmber. Residents must have a valid California PT License or PTLA status in order to begin the program.
Residents are compensated for all clinical care hours (28 hours per week). Opportunities may exist to pick up additional hours of compensated patient care.
City of Hope is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, the highest designation possible from the National Cancer Institute.
City of Hope has been ranked as one of the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report for over 10 years.
City of Hope is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, meaning our research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation.
Our excellence in bone marrow and stem cell transplants: City of Hope has performed more than 14,000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants.
In the 2017 fiscal year, City of Hope was awarded more than $135.1 million in research grants and received approximately $398.1 million in revenues from patented technologies.
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.
Yes. City of Hope’s Oncologic Physical Therapy Residency Program is designed to incorporate the concepts included in the description of specialty practice guidelines for oncologic physical therapy.