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Opportunities in Physical and Occupational Therapy

Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) is a nationally-recognized leader in oncology rehabilitation, and it is our team’s mission to relentlessly pursue minimizing functional impairments that can result from cancer and cancer treatments. Our collaboration with therapists, physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, case managers, and other healthcare professionals is focused on one goal: delivering the highest-quality rehabilitative services in the most caring and professional manner possible. Our unique combination of teamwork, commitment, and expertise result in extraordinary care for our patients—and exceptional careers for our colleagues.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Our acute care therapists provide innovative, comprehensive inpatient evaluations as well as treatment interventions. These are aimed at improving patients’ physical and cognitive well-being to enhance their quality of life throughout their cancer journey.

  • Physical Therapy 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Lymphedema Therapy 
  • Pediatric Therapy (Inpatient and Outpatient opportunities)

Our outpatient therapists provide innovative and comprehensive 45-60 minute, one-on-one evaluations and treatment sessions. Each session takes place in a state-of-the-art facility to help patients regain their functional independence and improve their quality of life throughout all phases of treatment.

  • Physical Therapy 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Lymphedema Therapy 
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation 
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy 
  • Hand Therapy 

 

Physical Therapy Oncology Residency Program

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. The program runs for 9 months in our acute care setting at Memorial Hospital, followed by a 9-month rotation in the outpatient setting at the Sillerman Center for Rehabilitation.
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.

"MSK fosters a culture of teamwork and collaboration. Our team is very passionate about the work we do and providing the highest quality of care to our patients. In the rehab department, we thrive on continued professional growth through education and mentorship, which is encouraged and supported by the institution."

Danele Silverman Outpatient Therapy Supervisor
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