Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) Fellowship- Geriatric Oncology
The MSK APP Fellowship Background
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers(MSK)Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship program provides Nurse Practitioners andPhysicianAssistants the opportunity totrain at one of the top cancer centers in the United States.ThisFellowshipProgram began over 40 years ago in Hospice and Palliative CarewithoneAPP Fellow andnow accepts over fifteenAPP Fellows in sixdistinctdisciplines. The Fellows are mentored by an interdisciplinary team of experiencedoncologycliniciansserving patients from aroundthe world.
The MSK APP Fellowship Mission Statement
Our missionis toprovide anoncology-intensivepostgraduateacademicprogram for theAPPthat promotes collaborative, high-quality, evidence-based,andcompassionatepatient-centeredcareto a diverse patient populationin alignment with the institutional mission of MSK. The MSK APP Fellowwillparticipateinclinical skills practicums, research,didacticlearning,andclinical rotations on medicaland surgicaloncology and consultative services. Upon graduation from theFellowship, the APP will be proficient in the delivery of exceptional comprehensive care of the oncology patient.
TheAdvanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) Fellowship Geriatric Oncology
The goal of the Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship in Geriatric Oncology is to promote comprehensive, patient-specific care to older adults with cancer. This includes a strong emphasis on understanding geriatric syndromes, promoting patient autonomy, risk-stratification prior to cancer treatment, and safe care transitions.
Clinical Fellow responsibilities will include:
Obtaining patient health histories
Performing comprehensive physical assessments
Ordering and analyzing laboratory and diagnostic studies
Formulating and implementing treatment plans
Coordinating patient care
Evaluating the patients response to treatment plans
Length of Program 12 months
Number of Positions One per year, starting September 2021
Eligibility & Requirements
You are a highly motivated critical thinker with a strong desire to care for a diverse older adult population. You are interested in utilizing comprehensive geriatric assessments and research to improve outcomes for older cancer patients. You are empathetic, resourceful, communicate well, and enjoy working inter-professionally. You are seeking a fellowship position in an environment that fosters mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Applicants must be trained at the masters level as an:
Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Adult/Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
All applicants must:
Have current New York State RN and NP licenses, or PA license and appropriate NP/PA board certification
Be graduates of an Accredited Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, and/or Physician Assistant program in the United States
Please submit all required documents as ONE pdf: curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.
Letters of recommendation should be from the following sources: 1. Peer/Colleague 2. Advanced Practice Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Program Director, Dean, or Preceptor 3. Current or prior work supervisor
Letters of recommendation should be addressed to:
Kelly Haviland PhD, FNP-BC
Advanced Practice Provider Manager for the APP Fellowship and Professional
Personal statement: The personal statement offers you an opportunity to discuss the talents, experiences, and goals that qualify you as a unique APP Fellowship candidate. We are seeking evidence of your qualifications and aptitude as well as your ability to communicate clearly and professionally. Personal statements should be no more than 500 words, typed, and double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font.
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