The University of Kansas Medical Center, a premier academic medical center, in conjunction with The University of Kansas Cancer Center, has a vision of eliminating the burden of cancer in the Midwest. The only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the region, KU Cancer Center is a pioneer in cancer research, recognized for scientific excellence and innovative cancer care right here in the heartland.
The University of Kansas Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is proud to be part of this endeavor and offers a comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship. This fellowship program is a distinctive opportunity for graduates of a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency to gain expert training in this newly emerging sub-specialty. Upon completion of training, fellows will be equipped to become leaders in the field of cancer rehabilitation medicine.
This is a one-year multidisciplinary fellowship training opportunity for individuals interested in advanced training in the diagnosis and management of neurological and musculoskeletal impairments and disabilities associated with various types of cancers and their treatments. Special skills are developed in the evaluation and treatment of cancer patients and survivors with residual impairments related to their cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and stem cell transplantation, as well as complications related to the cancer itself.
Fellows will also manage non-cancer-related rehabilitation and musculoskeletal issues influencing a patient's quality of life and ability to undergo further cancer treatments. Trainees will have an exciting opportunity to also undergo additional rotations in interventional and pelvic pain management, palliative care, integrative medicine, as well as elective opportunities in radiation oncology and other oncology sub-specialty fields. Although the emphasis is primarily clinical, there is ample opportunity for a research project. Specific assistance, including mentorship and dedicated time, can be available for research purposes. Trainees will have meaningful opportunities in cancer-related education at the departmental and institutional levels.
August 1 of the preceding academic year
One fellow will be chosen for the one-year non-ACGME fellowship training starting July 1 annually.
Applicants must have completed or be in their final year of training in an ACGME-accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program. International medical graduates with equivalent qualifications and a valid ECFMG certificate are also eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Apply online or, if you have any additional questions, please email Sara Petree at PMReducation@kumc.edu. In addition to the application, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the applicant's current residency program director, department chair, or current employment supervisor.
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Sara Petree, Residency & Fellowship Coordinator
The University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail Stop 1046
Kansas City, KS 66160