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Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) Fellowship - Geriatric Oncology
The MSK APP Fellowship Background
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSK) Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship program provides Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants the opportunity to train at one of the top cancer centers in the United States. This Fellowship Program began over 40 years ago in Hospice and Palliative Care with one APP Fellow and now accepts over fifteen APP Fellows in six distinct disciplines. The Fellows are mentored by an interdisciplinary team of experienced oncology clinicians serving patients from around the world.
The MSK APP Fellowship Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide an oncology-intensive postgraduate academic program for the APP that promotes collaborative, high-quality, evidence-based, and compassionate patient-centered care to a diverse patient population in alignment with the institutional mission of MSK. The MSK APP Fellow will participate in clinical skills practicums, research, didactic learning, and clinical rotations on medical and surgical oncology and consultative services. Upon graduation from the Fellowship, the APP will be proficient in the delivery of exceptional comprehensive care of the oncology patient.
The Advanced 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 patient’s response to treatment plans
Length of Program
# of Positions Available
2 per year
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 master’s level as an:
- Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
- Adult/Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Physician Assistant
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 document via the resume upload link
- curriculum vitae
- a personal statement
- three letters of recommendation
Your 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 should be from the following sources: Peer/Colleague, current or prior work supervisor, Advanced Practice Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Program Director, or Preceptor.
Letters of recommendation should be addressed to:
Nicole Zakak, MS, RN, CPNP
Advanced Practice Provider Director of Professional Development and Quality
- February 15 – application opens
- April 1 – application deadline
- May 1 – interview decisions
- June 1 – acceptance notifications
Kelly Haviland PhD, FNP-BC firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Zakak, MS, RN, CPNP, CPHON
Sincere McMillian DNP, RN, ANP-BC