Oncology Physical Therapy Residency Program

Oncology Physical Therapy Residency

The Oncology Physical Therapy Residency Program provides residents with an intensive study in the physical therapy specialty of oncology. Upon completion, residents will be prepared to earn their board certification in oncology. The program includes direct patient care, mentoring time, didactic education, projects and presentations. The residents will also earn their CLT through a lymphedema training school, such as Norton or Klose.

  • Program Length: 14 Months with program entrance date in August each year
  • Application Deadline: January 1 – March 31 of each year
  • Locations: Four Dallas-area facilities
  • Salary: Residents will receive a salary as an employee of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation equivalent to new graduate physical therapists.
  • Caseload: Consists of oncology patients as defined in the APTA DRP. Resident’s caseload and schedule are adapted for mentoring.
  • Benefits: Residents are eligible for benefits as a full time employee of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation. This includes employer supported health insurance, paid time-off (vacation, sick time, and organization holidays). This is not an all-inclusive list. Applicants are directed to the BSWIR site for a full description of benefits.  
  • Course fees: Residents are required to pay for lymphedema certification. Residents are not required to pay for education provided by ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation courses hosted by Select Medical.
Residency Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be licensed to practice physical therapy in Texas
  • 14 month relocation to the Dallas-Fort Worth area
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Physical ability to perform examination and treatment procedures
  • Psychological and social stability required for successful completion of the program
  • Evidence of commitment to a career in Oncology
  • Strong skills in scientific inquiry and writing
Application Requirements
  • Online application through RF-PTCAS
  • Essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • CV / Resume
  • Transcript from PT program
Ready To Apply?

Applications are accepted online through a centralized application website provide by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

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Current Program Data

Year Accredited: 2019
Number of Graduates: 3
Program Completion Rate: 100%
Program Retention Rate: 100%
Number of Graduates to take the ABPTS Board Certification Exam: 3
First-time ABPTS Exam Pass Rate: 100%

More Information

For more information, visit the residency directory page on the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education website. You may also contact the program director.

Program Director

Karthik Jayaraman PT, DPT 
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy
Center Manager
Dallas Sammons Cancer Center
3410 Worth St. Ste. 800, Dallas, TX 75246 
Office: 214-370-9774
Fax: 214-370-9761