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Cancer Survivorship Fellowship Program

Providing specialized training in managing risks of long-term treatment for childhood cancer survivors

 

As a clinical fellow in our Cancer Survivorship program, you will improve the quality of life for young adult survivors of childhood cancer while working in one of the largest cancer survivorship programs in the world. We provide advanced, specialized training on the spectrum of late effects of cancer therapy. You will learn to recognize at-risk cancer survivors by performing risk-based clinical evaluations and to deliver evidence-based health care to survivors of childhood cancer. Our program offers formalized mentoring on outcomes research methodology.

Our fellows are part of a cohort of clinical providers across numerous pediatric subspecialties, including:

  • Hematology/oncology
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Psychology and Psychosocial Services
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation

Our Clinical Program

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 our patients.

Our Research Program

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 date, more than 5,000 cancer survivors and 600 controls have undergone comprehensive health evaluations as part of the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE). Through this study we track a wide range of health outcomes, such as cardiac, reproductive, neuromuscular, neurocognitive, physical and psychosocial functioning, among others.

Learn more about the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study and the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study


Fellowship Program

Fellowships are for one year. A fellowship can begin at any time, but a July 1-June 30 schedule is preferred. The fellowship has the potential to be extended for an additional year upon request.

  1. As a Cancer Survivorship fellow, you will work with leading clinicians and researchers to expand your knowledge about survivors of hematologic malignancies, solid tumors and central nervous system tumors.  You will gain experience in:

    • Performing risk-based screening and counseling for survivors of childhood cancer
    • Identifying late effects related to chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or surgery
    • Developing patient-specific survivorship care plans
    • Identifying late psychosocial and academic issues
  2. Our fellowship is flexible to meet the needs and goals of each individual trainee. A typical schedule includes:

    • Rotations through disease-specific clinical days in the ACT Clinic
    • Ongoing care of active oncology patients
    • Participation in a weekly clinical data review meeting and clinical investigators meeting
    • Participation in a monthly survivorship seminar and journal club
    • Participation in weekly educational conferences (Leukemia/Lymphoma/Hematology/Transplant Conference, Grand Rounds and Clinical-Translational Solid Tumor Conference)

    Cancer Survivorship fellows will also participate in the Hematology/Oncology educational opportunities and will develop a research project under mentorship of a faculty member.

Applying for Fellowship

Eligibility

Applicants with medicine/pediatrics training who have completed fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology are preferred. However, exceptional applicants trained in general pediatrics, internal medicine and family medicine are also encouraged to apply. 

International applicants must be ECFMG certified.

Application Process

To learn more about current openings and the application process, please email Daniel A. Mulrooney, MD, MS, Fellowship Program Director. A complete application will consist of: a curriculum vitae (CV), personal statement, and three (3) letters of recommendation. Applicants may apply at any time. Our interview season is flexible, but typically occurs in the fall for a July 1 start.

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