Location: New York, New York
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. One of the world's most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.
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The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Oncology Fellowship provides nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) with the opportunity to train at one of the top cancer centers in the United States. The fellowship began over 40 years ago in hospice and palliative care. In 2020, the fellowship was formally organized into the program that it is today and now accepts APP fellows across 10 distinct subspecialty tracks. Our APP fellows are mentored by an interdisciplinary team of oncology experts serving patients from around the world.
The mission of the APP Oncology Fellowship is to provide an oncology-intensive post-graduate academic program promoting collaborative, high-quality, evidence-based, and compassionate patient-centered care to a diverse patient population, in alignment with MSK's institutional mission. Our fellows participate in clinical skills practicums, simulation experiences, quality improvement initiatives, professional presentations, didactic learning, and clinical rotations on medical, surgical, and/or consultative services. Upon graduation from the fellowship, the APP will be trained to proficiently deliver exceptional comprehensive care to patients with cancer.
This is a 12-month post-graduate training program for NPs and PAs who wish to transition into oncology-based care. The fellowship provides support and training during the transition to practice period, allowing fellows to build confidence and knowledge in clinical subspecialties.
The program is open to newly graduated APPs, as well as those with prior experience as an APP. The fellowship is especially well-suited for those looking to gain specialty exposure to oncology and those eager for an immersive learning experience. This fellowship allows for in-depth clinical training while affording protected educational time, which will help develop the APP as a well-rounded and extremely knowledgeable provider prepared to practice patient care in the cancer care continuum.
Throughout the fellowship program, fellows will:
- Develop skills to strengthen critical thinking
- Improve procedural abilities,
- Build the confidence to work within a professional clinical setting,
- Exercise self-directed learning, and
- Utilize and integrate evidence-based practice into patient care.
Unified by the common goal of gaining proficiency in the delivery of comprehensive care to patients with cancer, the MSK fellows follow a core curriculum of oncology-based didactic learning together as a cohort while participating in subspecialty-specific clinical learning experiences.
A strong network of leadership is embedded throughout the program. The fellows will be guided by experienced preceptors, specialty-specific champions, fellowship coordinators, the APP Fellowship Manager, and the Director of APP Quality and Professional Development. Throughout the program, APP Oncology Fellowship leadership will teach self-care and self-reflection skills to promote resiliency and wellness while preventing burnout.
Subspecialty Tracks and Number of APP Fellows to be Hired:
- Critical Care Medicine: 2
- Geriatric Oncology: 1
- Hematology/Oncology: 2
- Hospice and Palliative Care: 3
- Neurology/Neurosurgery: 1
- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: 2
- Perioperative and Specialized Care: 2
- Psycho-Oncology: 1
- Solid Tumor Medical Oncology: 2
- Solid Tumor/Neurology Hybrid: 1
- Surgical Oncology: 2
Fellow Clinical Responsibilities Will Include (As Appropriate for Each Subspecialty Track):
- Gathering a comprehensive patient history
- Performing a comprehensive physical examination
- Ordering and analyzing laboratory and diagnostic studies
- Formulating differential diagnoses, offering rationale for clinical decisions, and implementing treatment plans
- Evaluating patient response to treatment
- Coordination of patient care
- Active participation within the interdisciplinary healthcare team
- Accurate and complete documentation of patient encounters
- Performing procedures
- Participation in didactic learning experiences, including projects and presentations
October 10, 2023
Length of Program:12 months
- Average work week is about 50 hours to include clinical learning and protected didactic learning time.
- Fellows may be asked to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
Eligibility & Requirements:
You are a highly motivated critical thinker with a strong desire to care for the oncology patient population. You are empathetic, resourceful, you communicate well, and enjoy working interprofessionally. You are seeking a fellowship position in an environment that fosters mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
All Applicants Must:
- Be graduates of an accredited Nursing, NP, and/or PA program in the United States
- Have current New York State Registered Nurse (RN) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) licenses or a Physician Assistant (PA) license and appropriate NP/PA board certification as listed below prior to the MSK credentialing deadline:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Critical Care Medicine, Geriatric Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Perioperative and Specialized Care, Psycho-Oncology, Solid Tumor Medicine, (Surgical Oncology if also has first assist)
- Family Nurse Practitioner: Geriatric Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Perioperative and Specialized Care, Psycho-Oncology, Solid Tumor Medicine, (Surgical Oncology if also has first assist)
- Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Psycho-Oncology
- Physician Assistant: Critical Care Medicine, Geriatric Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Perioperative and Specialized Care, Psycho-Oncology, Solid Tumor Medicine, Surgical Oncology
Please submit all required documents as one PDF document via the resume upload link.
- Curriculum vitae
- A personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
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.
Letters of Recommendation:
Letters of recommendation should be from the following sources:
- Current or prior work supervisor
- Advanced Practice Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Program Director, or Preceptor
Letters of recommendation should be addressed to:
Nicole N Zakak, MS, RN, CPNPDirector, APP Quality and Professional Development
March 1, 2023 - Application opens
May 1, 2023 - Application deadline
May 15, 2023 - Notification of decisions by this date
June 15, 2023 - Deadline for graduation from APP program to accommodate credentialing
Applications will be reviewed and interviews will occur on a rolling basis between March 1st and May 1st, 2023.
Thirty minute interviews will occur with the Manager of the APP Fellowship and the coordinator for the subspeciality track of interest.
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