Physical Therapy Oncology Residency Program

Physical Therapy Oncology Residency Program

Program Outcome Data: 2016-Present
Total Graduates2
Graduation Rate100% 
Oncology Employment rate post-graduation100%
Specialty Exam Pass Rate100%

The Physical Therapy Oncology Residency Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) is an 18-month intensive program providing post-professional didactic and clinical training to physical therapists seeking to develop advanced clinical skills and knowledge in the treatment of individuals with oncologic diagnoses across the continuum of care. Emphasis is placed on developing a solid foundation in understanding the principles of oncology rehabilitation based on available best evidence and best practice. The program aims to prepare the resident to synthesize and apply advanced knowledge, clinical skills, evidence-based practice and critical inquiry in the evaluation and treatment of patients with cancer, while addressing patients’ rehabilitative needs resulting from cancer and cancer treatments in both the acute care and outpatient setting.

The MSK Physical Therapy Oncology residency runs for 9 months in the acute care setting at Memorial Hospital, followed by a 9-month rotation in the outpatient setting. This program includes:

  • Approximately 27 hours of patient care per week. Patient care days/hours will vary Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., with possible Saturday or Sunday shifts depending on clinical site.  Schedules are subject to change depending on the service and clinic operational needs.  
  • Eight hours of didactic instruction per week based on key oncology knowledge areas presented through various learning experiences.
  • One-on-one clinical mentorship from an experienced oncology physical therapist for 3 hours per week

Memorial Sloan Kettering Physical Therapy Oncology Residency Program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in oncology.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must be:

  • A graduate of an accredited program in Physical Therapy or equivalent through the Foreign Credentialing Commission of Physical Therapy
  • A licensed Physical Therapist (PT) in the state of New York or be eligible for a New York State PT license by the beginning of the residency
  • A member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including Oncology Academy
  • Interested in furthering professional development in oncology rehabilitation
  • Motivated to perform self-directed study with effective time management skills to complete all necessary coursework in designated time frames

Number of Positions


Application Deadline

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply

Interested candidates should:

Once application received via MSK Job Portal next steps will be provided to you which may include second application with essay questions, cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 reference letters, including 2 management-level or academic professor references and $125.00 electronic application fee.

Financial Information

Click here for the 2023-2024 ABPTRFE Financial Fact Sheet for this program.


Laura Sheridan, PT, DPT, CLT
Program Director, MSK Physical Therapy Oncology Residency Program

Amy Pascullo, PT, DPT, CLT
Compliance and Education Manager

Ting-Ting Kuo, PT, DPT, MBA, CLT
Director of Rehabilitation

For more information, please email: [email protected]