Guidelines for Clinical Observers


The following remarks pertain to physicians, dentists and doctors of philosophy (PhD) coming to Memorial Hospital/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Clinical Observership. Individuals coming to work or study solely in the laboratories of the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) will be governed by SKI’s policies.

Certificates of completion are not granted to Clinical Observers.

Physicians and dentists seeking formal residency or fellowship training with “hands-on” patient experience must be formally enrolled in a Memorial Hospital Graduate Training Program. Interested applicants must contact the education coordinator in the department of their specialty for information.

Medical Students from US and foreign medical and dental schools are not eligible for Clinical Observerships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The Medical Student Elective Program is available to all US and Canadian medical students. Foreign medical students are eligible for select medical student electives.

Definition of Clinical Observer

A physician, dentist, or PhD who wishes to visit Memorial Hospital for a period ranging from one day to three months for the purpose of observing clinical or non-clinical activity.