The program in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology offers a one year fellowship in clinical Pediatric neuro-oncology. The aim of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship is to train the fellow to effectively evaluate and manage children and young adults with benign and malignant tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). Given the inherent multidisciplinary nature of the subspecialty, the training will include key areas related to neuro-oncology, including neurosurgery, neuropathology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology and neuropsychology. Fellows will also become experienced with the diagnosis and management of complications of treatment of CNS tumors. Child neurology trained fellows will also receive training in the neurologic complications of cancer. Fellows will have exposure to clinical research, including clinical trials for pediatric brain tumor patients, and are expected to complete a clinical research project during the course of the training program under the mentorship of program faculty.
The program begins on July 1st.
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology is not a board certified subspecialty through the American Board of Pediatrics or any of its subspecialty boards. Thus, the fellowship is nto ACGME Accredited.
Length of Program
Applicants should have completed training in an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship or Child Neurology residency, and must have completed USMLE I, II, III.
Foreign medical graduates with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply and must have completed all three of the USMLE examinations, a CSA exam, and hold a valid ECFMG certificate.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation (including one from the applicant’s Program Director or Department Chair) addressed to the Program Director, Dr. Stephen Gilheeney, a curriculum vitae, and a personal statement. All items can be submitted via PDF to the Education Program Coordinator, David Meni, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation can be emailed; however, they must display an original signature and be e-mailed directly by the recommending party.