The physical therapy clinical rotation offered at Moffitt Cancer Center is a full-time internship, requiring at least 40 hours per week. During this clinical rotation, you will focus primarily on the functional ability of the patient, especially as it relates to musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. As a physical therapy student you will assesses the patient's specific limitations and the factors that contribute to these limitations, taking into account the individual's overall wellness, underlying medical diagnosis, social and/or emotional factors, and any other circumstances unique to his or her recovery. At Moffitt we offer inpatient as well as outpatient clinical rotations. By the end of the clinical rotation, you will be expected to complete the following skills independently or with minimal clinical instructor assistance: initial evaluations, discharge planning, family/caregiver training and treatments consisting of the following: functional mobility training, gait training, balance training, strengthening/therapeutic exercise, range of motion, postural training, equipment recommendations, and creating home exercise programs. You will have the opportunity to experience multiple kinds of oncology patients including but not limited to neuro-oncology, orthopedic oncology, head and neck cancers, breast cancer, gastrointestinal oncology, gynecologic oncology, thoracic oncology as well as patients undergoing blood and marrow transplantation. In addition, during your clinical rotation you will have the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary team rounds, conferences and tumor boards to truly maximize your educational experience.
If this is the program you are interested in, please click on this link to complete the application and select Physical Therapy Student from the available opportunities.