Beaumont Health Oncology Residency
    Oncology Residency for Physical Therapy

    Beaumont’s oncology clinical residency is a 12-month post-graduate educational program for licensed physical therapists. This residency program in comprehensive cancer rehabilitation management will advance a physical therapist’s knowledge and skills in patient/client management with a focus on expert practice.

    Residency graduates are highly valued as specialized practitioners. In addition, individuals who complete the program may have the opportunity to become involved as faculty in future residencies.
    Residency Overview

    Our oncology residency for physical therapists (PT) is intended to advance the clinical care of post-graduate rehabilitation professionals as it relates to patients with cancer.

    This postgraduate clinical residency is intended to significantly advance the clinical skills, knowledge, and advocacy for PTs in the realm of cancer rehabilitation.

    In addition, this program is intended to prepare PTs for Specialist Certification Examination in Oncologic Physical Therapy (commonly known as board certification). The educational curriculum is intended to be a practical, interactive, varied learning experience in a variety of interdisciplinary settings with a number of cancer rehabilitation approaches.

    This approach leverages the diverse, comprehensive resources available and offered through the Beaumont system. This program comprises approximately 12 months of clinical, academic, and hands-on experience to advance the practice of PT clinicians for a variety of cancer diagnoses. In extenuating circumstances, and with the prior approval of the oncology residency core faculty and the resident’s direct manager, a resident may be granted an extension to complete his/her residency.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Oncology
Program Directors Name Christopher M Wilson, PT, DPT, DScPT
Address Line 1 44201 Dequindre; Suite 203
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Troy, Michigan 48085
Phone 248/964-5514
Fax 248/964-8099
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 05/30/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 07/31/2018
Program Start Date 1 10/01/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Not Applicable
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Not Applicable
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
Address what you wish to gain from this residency, your current area of expertise, and your future plans in the area of oncologic rehabilitation
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Two letters of recommendation: If you are a recent graduate please include at least one reference from a clinical instructor
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition No
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 35
      Maximum Number of Positions 4