Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) Fellowship - Geriatric Oncology

Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) Fellowship - Geriatric Oncology

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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.

Fellowship Overview

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.

Fellow Clinical 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

12 months

Number of Positions

TBD, September 2022

Eligibility & Requirements

You are a highly motivated critical thinker with a strong desire to care for the oncology patient population. 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

Application

Please submit all required documents in one pdf document via email to Kelly Haviland, PhD, FNP-BC: curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.

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.

Letters of recommendation should be from the following sources:

  1. Peer/Colleague
  2. Current or prior work supervisor
  3. Advanced Practice Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Program Director, or Preceptor

Letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Kelly Haviland, PhD, FNP-BC
Advanced Practice Provider Manager for the APP Fellowship and Professional Development
Clinical Nurse Practitioner Supportive Care Medicine

Application Deadline

TBD for 2022

Program Directors

Kelly Haviland PhD, FNP- BC
havilank@mskcc.org

Nicole Zakak, MS, RN, CPNP, CPHON

Program Coordinator

Sincere McMillian DNP, RN, ANP-BC