Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Program provides nurse practitioners and physician assistants with the opportunity to train at one of the top cancer centers in the United States. This fellowship program began over 40 years ago in Palliative and Hospice Care with one APP fellow, and has twenty-one fellows across seven distinct disciplines, as of Q4 2021. The fellows are mentored by an interdisciplinary team of experienced oncology clinicians who serve patients from around the world.
Our mission is to provide an oncology-intensive postgraduate academic program for APPs 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.
Fellows will participate in clinical skills practicums, research, didactic learning, and clinical rotations on medical and surgical oncology and consultative services. Upon graduation, fellows will be proficient in the delivery of exceptional, evidence-based, specialized cancer care.
- provide APPs with the competency and readiness to practice in a prominent, fast-paced cancer care institution
- establish proficiency in the skills required to care for a patient with cancer
- educate and train APPs as independent practitioners within a specialized, interdisciplinary team environment
- foster professional development and leadership for postgraduate APPs
- recruit and train a pool of excellent APP oncology candidates
- demonstrate comprehensive health history and health assessment skills, recognizing normal and abnormal findings
- demonstrate developmentally and age-appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategies essential for the diagnosis and management of a patient’s complex medical and oncologic needs
- employ caregiver-centered care demonstrating respect for and collaboration with caregivers and patients
- manage previously diagnosed and undiagnosed patients with complex acute and chronic conditions using treatment interventions to monitor, sustain, and restore physiologic and psychological function
- establish collaborative relationships across all disciplines to support patient care
- apply ethical, safe, and culturally competent principles in patient care
- apply evidence-based practice and knowledge in complex decision-making