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 future 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 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.
The Cancer Rehabilitation Fellowship Program is a distinctive opportunity for graduates of a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency to be trained as an expert in this newly emerging sub-specialty. Upon completion of training, fellows will be equipped to become leaders in the field of cancer rehabilitation medicine. Trainees will have meaningful opportunities in cancer related education at the departmental and institutional levels. Fellows will have an extremely broad and varied learning experience working with a diverse patient population. The University of Kansas has a vast array of State-of-the-art clinical practice facilities and treatments.
Procedures Taught: Nerve blocks, Epidural steroid injections, Botox injections of the head and neck, Intra articular joint injections, SI joint injections, Visco supplementation injections, Fluroscopy guided facet injections, etc.
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KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. We operate three schools: Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health.
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