St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is home to one of the world’s largest cancer survivorship programs aimed at improving the quality of life for young adult survivors of pediatric malignancies. Our one-year Cancer Survivorship Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for specialized training in the clinical care of childhood cancer survivors and outcomes research.
About the Division
The Division of Cancer Survivorship actively follows more than 5,000 survivors of childhood cancer in our After Completion of Therapy (ACT) Clinic. A multidisciplinary team addresses the physical, emotional, social and academic issues of these patients. In collaboration with the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, we conduct clinical research to learn about the long-term consequences of cancer treatment and how to translate findings into clinical practice.
- To provide advanced, specialized training on the spectrum of late effects of cancer therapy.
- To train medical providers to be competent in recognizing at-risk cancer survivors, performing risk-based evaluations and delivering appropriate evidence-based health care to survivors of childhood cancer.
- To provide advanced training and formalized mentoring in outcomes research methodology.
The one-year program includes clinical rotations that expose trainees to survivors of hematologic malignancies, solid tumors and central nervous system tumors. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in a clinical research project related to cancer survivorship. Scheduling is flexible to meet the needs and goals of the individual fellow, including the potential to extend the fellowship an additional year upon request.
This program, which is not ACGME accredited, is structured to give trainees experience in:
- Performing risk-based screening and counseling for survivors of childhood cancer.
- Identifying late effects related to chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery.
- Developing patient-specific survivorship care plans.
- Obtaining training in late psychosocial and academic issues.
Visit the main St. Jude Clinical Fellows page for more information about clinical fellowships at St. Jude.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants will have an MD, DO or equivalent degree with training in pediatric hematology-oncology, general pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine or medicine/pediatrics.
To inquire or apply, please email Daniel A. Mulrooney, MD, Fellowship Director, Division of Cancer Survivorship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.