Characteristics of cancer rehabilitation fellowship training programs in the USA Journal Article

Authors: Yadav, R. R.; Ngo-Huang, A. T.; Ng, A.; Fu, J. B.; Custodio, C.; Wisotzky, E.; Mitra, R.; Bruera, E.
Article Title: Characteristics of cancer rehabilitation fellowship training programs in the USA
Abstract: Cancer rehabilitation is emerging as a specialized field within Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The purpose of this systemic review is to summarize the various cancer rehabilitation fellowship programs in the USA and the scope of training in this discipline. Currently, four institutions offer such a training program. All of the fellowship directors were contacted about characteristics of their programs. The oldest program has been in existence since 2007. All of these programs are 1 year in duration and have between one and two fellowship positions annually. There have been total of 29 graduates as of July 2017. With regard to cancer rehabilitation care delivery model, all four centers reported inpatient consult teams and outpatient rehabilitation. Outpatient experience included electrodiagnosis, botulin toxin, and ultrasound-guided injections. Three of the four programs also reported the presence of an acute inpatient cancer rehabilitation service. A number of clinical rotations are available at each of the four programs with considerable variation. Comprehensive educational efforts are present in all programs with varying expectations for research. © 2018, American Association for Cancer Education.
Keywords: fellowship; education; cancer rehabilitation; training programs
Journal Title: Journal of Cancer Education
Volume: 33
Issue: 6
ISSN: 0885-8195
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2018-12-01
Start Page: 1364
End Page: 1367
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/s13187-018-1371-3
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 29725987
Notes: J. Cancer Educ. -- Export Date: 2 January 2019 -- Article -- CODEN: JCEDE C2 - 29725987 -- Source: Scopus
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