The Clinical Nutrition section of the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a one-year Nutrition Fellowship Training Program that combines an outstanding educational experience in patient care along with excellent clinical research opportunities.
The Nutrition Service is a unique service that provides both inpatient and outpatient consultations covering a wide spectrum of nutritional disorders including supplemental enteral and parental nutrition, short bowel syndrome, malabsorption, malnutrition, gastroparesis, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. We are a very active service, seeing over 600 inpatient consults and providing over 6,500 inpatient nutrition treatment days. We also manage over 400 outpatients receiving specialized nutrition support at home, including approximately 50 patients who receive home parental nutrition.
In addition to inpatient and outpatient clinical work responsibilities, education and teaching is a critical part of the fellowship. Fellows will be responsible for teaching other members of the nutrition support team including students, residents, dieticians, pharmacists, and nurses. The section hosts a weekly nutrition conference with both speakers from MSK and invited outside speakers that cover a wide variety of subjects including basic and clinical nutrition topics, journal club and clinical dilemmas. In addition to this, there is a nutrition core curriculum, and the fellow will attend weekly GI clinical conferences and journal club. The nutrition fellow is also expected to take part in the monthly Nutrition Committee meetings.
There is ample opportunity to conduct clinical research and it is strongly encouraged. We are actively studying the role of diet in carcinogenesis as well as the role of specialized nutrition support in patients with cancer or with long-term gastrointestinal dysfunction as a result of antineoplastic therapy. Our fellows have published their work in peer-reviewed journals and have presented their findings at national and international meetings. After graduation, our fellows have pursued a wide array of positions, including starting their own nutrition departments at other academic institutions.
Length of Program
Applicants must have successfully completed an Internal Medicine Residency Program and be eligible for board certification in Internal Medicine.
Number of Positions
How to Apply
Documents required for application are as follows:
- Completed Graduate Staff Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Minimum of three letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be from the applicant’s current program director.
- Medical School Diploma
- ECFMG Certificate (if international graduate)
Please note: Only completed applications including all supporting documentation will be reviewed.