Many physical therapy specialty areas have certification examinations which distinguish practitioners as experts in their field. This year, the first ever oncology specialist certification examination was held, which is an exciting step forward for the oncology physical therapy realm. Among the now certified oncology specialists is Lauren Miller, PT, DPT (from Episode 32), & she is here to pass on how she prepared for the exam & her recommendations for clinicians who are looking to sit for the exam & advance their practice.
Lauren Miller, PT, DPT is a physical therapist at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She received her Doctor in Physical Therapy Degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She has been practicing for 7 years in acute care, primarily with surgical and medical oncology patients, including the critically ill, as well as patients undergoing stem cell transplant, CAR-T cell infusions, and those enrolled in clinical trials. She is a certified clinical instructor, and has been able to share her growing passion for this population with multiple students as well as acute care residents and critical care fellow physical therapists. She has been involved in data collection and intervention for multiple research studies, and is a member of The Academy of Acute Care and Oncology sections of the APTA. She is currently serving as an item writer for the Oncology Specialty Exam.
3:52 Process of signing up for the oncology specialist certification exam
8:48 Lauren’s successful exam preparation
18:02 Lauren’s advice for those who want to take the exam
For more information about the Oncology Specialist Certification Exam, visit the ABPTS website.
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