The mission of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers Neurology/Neurosurgery Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship is to promote transition to practice and professional development within a comprehensive training program utilizing formalized didactics and mentored experiential learning. The goal is to prepare the APP to deliver efficient, patient-centered specialized care to the neuro-oncology population as part of a collaborative interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Our vision is to facilitate the APPs transition to practice with a focus in Neurology and Neurosurgical Oncology within a formalized program that prepares clinicians to deliver of high quality, evidence-based patient care while supporting their professional development and leadership through participation in research, organizational committees, programs, and quality and safety processes.
Fellow Clinical Responsibilities Include :
Elicit comprehensive patient histories
Perform physical examinations
Perform comprehensive neurologic examinations
Order and analyze diagnostic studies
Formulate and implement treatment plans
Evaluate response to treatment
Coordinate patient care
Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
Participate in the implementation of patient education and clinical support programs to ensure optimal care throughout the healthcare continuum
Successful completion of the APP Neurology/Neurosurgery Fellowship Program will be established by successful completion of the designated fellowship competencies, including a comprehensive evaluation and demonstration of skills.
The program will consist of rotations in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and the Neuro Acute Care Unit. The APP Fellow will also have extended rotations with Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and the outpatient clinics
The Fellow will provide direct patient care, as part of a collaborative team, to the neuro-oncology patient recovering from neurosurgical procedures, receiving chemotherapy for CNS lymphoma, or requiring symptom management and treatment of an acute neurological illness as well as provide neurology and neurosurgical consultative services.
In the outpatient setting, the Fellow will have the opportunity to rotate through the Neurology clinic, the Neuro-Oncology clinic, and the Neurosurgery clinic. These comprehensive clinics provide outpatient care to the new patient seeking consultation, the post-operative Neurosurgery patient, established care visits for routine management, and urgent care visits including symptom management with appropriate escalation, as needed.
Neuro Acute Care Unit
The APP Fellow will have the opportunity to evaluate, manage, and implement treatment for the critically ill neuro-oncology patient within this closed unit. Care is coordinated in close collaboration with Intensivists, the Neurology Attending, and the Neurosurgery Attending to provide comprehensive neurocritical care to patients.
Length of Program
Number of Positions
1 per year, starting June/July 2020
Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants
Current New York State RN and NP licenses, or PA license and appropriate NP/PA board certification. All applicants must be graduates of accredited United States University programs.
How to Apply
Submit completed application including personal statement, Curriculum Vitae and three letters of recommendations
Personal statement should state your interest and future goals in the Neurology/Neurosurgery field (maximum 300 words)
Letters of recommendation should be from the following sources and mailed directly to Deborah Stein (link to email@example.com):
Advanced Practice Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Program Director, or Preceptor
Current or prior work supervisor
March 1, 2020 Interviews will be conducted in March/April 2020
APP Fellowship Program Director
Deborah E Stein, ACNP-BC, CCRN (link to firstname.lastname@example.org)
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.