Specialization in Oncology PT

Oncology Specialty Certification Exam through the ABPTS

The Oncology Section Board of Directors approved the following timeline for the development of an Oncology Certified Specialist Exam.


Informal survey to members

Offer results of survey to ABPTS for approval to begin creating a DACP

Conduct formal practice analysis survey

Finish compilation of DACP document and submit to ABPTS.  If accepted, will be distributed to  components prior to CSM

Public hearing - Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 from 6:30-8:00 PM @ CSM 2016 in Anaheim, CA - Convention Center Room 210 C

DACP moved to HOD for approval.

Spring 2018: launch application for oncologic specialty certification

July 31, 2018: Application deadline

March 2019: first exam


Recent News From the Specialization Task Force

The Specialization Task Force met during the APTA Annual Conference in June 2011 to complete the task of conducting the final analysis of survey data and interpreting the findings in order to write the specialty proposal that will be submitted to ABPTS. 

The meeting was productive and the document is well underway.  The various members of the Task Force are busily working on refining the various segments of the document to put it in final form, with a goal of getting the document finalized by the end of the summer. It is particularly exciting that once the Task Force submits the document to ABPTS, they will also be able to release the practice analysis more generally so that potential residency programs can design their final curricula to get up and running. 

Task Force members have their eyes of this prize as a means of motivating their hard work over the coming months!

Oncology Section Specialization Workgroup Task Force Member List


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