Ep. 94 – Inside a PhD Program: from clinic to academia with Steve Wechsler, PT, DPT

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

As OncoPTs, we should constantly be learning, learning about cancers, new treatments, better ways to care for our patients, & how to continually advance our profession. For some, part of that journey is pursuing higher education, such as a PhD. For Steve Wechsler, he says pursuing his PhD is the best career decision he’s made so far. So what exactly goes into earning your PhD, & why should you consider it?

Dr. Steve Wechsler is a Physical Therapist, currently pursuing a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Following his tenure as a Clinical Specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Dr. Wechsler is developing a research agenda in cancer survivorship, and more specifically, balance impairments following neurotoxic cancer treatments.

Dr. Wechsler currently serves as the Secretary of APTA Oncology as well as the liaison for the newly formed Student & New Professional Subcommittee.

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