Special Interest Group
The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) defines residency programs as “a post-professional planned learning experience comprised of a curriculum encompassing the essential knowledge, skills, and responsibilities of an advanced physical therapist within a defined area of practice.” The Oncologic Residency SIG serves to communicate relevant information to PTs, PTAs, and students interested in advanced clinical practice and residency programs in oncologic physical therapy.
The Purpose of the Residency SIG
The purpose of the Residency SIG is to provide a means to which members of APTA Oncology, having a common interest in advancing the clinical practice of oncologic physical therapy through formalized educational curriculum through the development, coordination and delivery of clinical residency programs, can meet, confer, and promote their interests in development, delivery and coordination of advancing practice through residency programs in oncology physical therapist practice.
The goal of the Residency SIG is to enhance the knowledge of PTs and PTAs and students interested in residency programs in oncologic physical therapy and to increase APTA Oncology and APTA involvement and membership retention.
Shaun Mosley is the Regional outpatient rehabilitation therapy manager at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is also the director of the Memorial Sloan Kettering oncologic physical therapy residency. Shaun received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida Atlantic University, a doctoral degree in physical therapy from University of Buffalo (SUNY), and is currently enrolled in a masters in health administration program at Seton Hall University. His clinical background includes experience in within inpatient rehab, acute care, homecare, and outpatient. He has been involved in residency education as an instructor, mentor, and director for the last 7 years.
Aubree Colorito is currently a practicing physical therapist in the homecare setting and therapy supervisor in the Staff Development Department at AHN Healthcare@Home in Pittsburgh, PA. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University’s 3+3 Program. Aubree’s background includes experience in within the hospital, emergency room, SNF, inpatient rehab and homecare. She has received certifications in LSVT and PORi and became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy in 2019. Becoming board-certified has since led to opportunities developing trainings internally at AHN and providing education on Oncology Rehab Foundations at local universities.
Jenny Bradt graduated from Mayo School of Physical Therapy in 1993 and St. Scholastica’s transitional doctoral program in 2016. She has been a staff physical therapist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN since 1993. She was the founding therapist for Mayo’s Lymphedema Clinic in 1995 and continues in her role as the Lead Therapist in Oncology Rehabilitation. Although her work is primarily in-patient care, she has had the opportunity to serve as an instructor at Mayo’s School of Physical Therapy since 2002 teaching in her specialty areas of lymphedema and oncology rehabilitation. She has had the privilege of working closely to improve survivorship care with a variety of oncology care teams at the Mayo Clinic and Health System. She became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy in 2019.
Amy Tible is the New Jersey regional outpatient rehabilitation therapy supervisor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Boston University, a doctoral degree in physical therapy from Boston University, and a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in healthcare management from the University of Scranton. Amy’s career has focused on oncology rehabilitation across the continuum of care for patients of all ages. In 2019, Amy became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy. She is the current Maintenance of Specialist Certification Liaison of the Oncology Specialty Council. Amy has been involved in the residency program at MSKCC as an instructor and a mentor.
Rachel Tran is the manager of physical therapy at City of Hope National Medical Center. She is also the director of the City of Hope Oncologic Physical Therapy Residency. Rachel received her DPT from Northeastern University in Boston and is a graduate of the University of Southern California/Rancho Los Amigos Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency. She has been involved in residency education as an instructor, mentor, and director for the last 9 years.
Cathy Jang is a current resident and began the oncologic physical therapy residency with Duke University in July 2019. She was practicing as a travel physical therapist for 6 months in an outpatient orthopedic clinic prior to starting her residency. She graduated from the UCSF/SFSU DPT program in 2018 and calls the Bay Area of California her home. She has dedicated interests in working with the oncologic population, in all capacities, and volunteers her time with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Current Oncology Physical Therapy Residency Programs
The following Oncology Physical Therapy Residency Programs are currently being developed, are current candidates for accreditation, or have been accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). APTA Oncology does not endorse any individual Residency Program. Please visit the residency’s website for more information.
SIG Member Resources
For Residency Program Development and Accreditation
- Interested in starting an oncology residency? Check out the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) website for information about how to develop a program!
- For ABPTRFE Accreditation Guidelines and Program development resources
- Description of Residency Practice for Oncology
- Core Competencies of a Physical Therapy Resident
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